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Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97), Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, National Parks, Monuments/ Statues, Cemeteries, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Activities: Driving
Description: Site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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Roseville, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The visitor center has about 1/4 of the items on display that they had at the old visitor center. The store is over priced and the museum is a joke. Visit the grounds and go into town and visit the museums.

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Washington, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a very beautiful, historic place. Hire a guide to take you on the private auto tour-it's worth it! There is so much to see, we will be back!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

If you tour this immense site with a good understanding of its significance and what took place on a detailed level, you will be filled with awe, struck with disbelief and moved beyond words. Tracing the steps of the brave men who fought and died here, looking out over the scene from the same vantage points as generals and infantrymen... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Be sure to get out of the car and walk around. The park's story only really comes to life if you take time to see how the smallest of ridges and rocks held the keys to winning skirmishes. We found that combining a visit to the park with a tour by an official park tour guide brought the landscape to... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We had a private guide that was arranged through our b&b for $55, who drove my car around the park. My licensed guide gave me his email address and it is Chris Brenneman cbrenneman@embarqmail.com. You really need a guide to understand the parks past. As for instances when Pickett charged the union line the landscape in some parts looked very... More

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nj, usa
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the battlefield years ago before our daughters and the museum is massive. Excellent job redoing the whole experience. The battlefield itself is huge and we still have not covered it all. If going, reserve a battlefield guide about 4 days in advance to give a personal tour in your car. Excellent experience.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Put this on your must see places in gettysburg. Great museum and very knowledgable staff. Nice and open planning.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

apparently there was a lot of work done for last years 150 anniversary. Sorry we didn't get to that. Anyway, they fixed up lots of the fencing, cleaned the statues and did many expensive renovations for that. This area is vast and there are tons of monuments. In order to really get the feel you need to take one of... More

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit, but not our last. We had a very limited time and spent four hours at the movie, cyclorama and museum. The museum was extremely well done in how it was laid out and included a variety of short films and interactive stations with the displays. We gained a much deeper sense of the reality and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We've visited the battlefield and museums twice in three years and found it a moving, highly informative experience. NPS has done a superb job restoring the battlefield, and the museum is interesting and well curated. (The film is strictly mediocre.) The licensed battlefield guides are a wonderful value: for the price of two seats on a crowded tour bus, you... More

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