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Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97), Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
717-334-1124
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Ranked #1 of 35 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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Gettysburg has so much to do. Its one of our favorite places. The park is free and you can follow the audio tours. The brochure at the visitor center gives a pretty good map that makes it easy to drive around the battlefields, but it doesn't go into a lot of detail. Would recommend to anyone.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A time to pause and reflect on the costliest battle in terms of life of the American Civil War.Visiting the National Cemetery is an emotional experience.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Loved my private tour with a guide who drove my car: excellent way to get oriented to the battle. Also used a self-guided CD tour, which was helpful in getting my arms around this enormous battlefield. The museum is excellent, and can be visited again and again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Start with the visitor center - 2 hours. The Eisenhower Home, a must see, is worth another 2 hours. The self-guided, CD car tour is a good second day experience. We took more than 6 hours and could have taken more time.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend a guided tour of some kind to see the military park. The grounds are lovely with many tragic tales. We did a guided bicycle tour with Gettysbike and HIGHLY recommend them :)

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Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The drama over the 3 days of combat does not get any better, pivotal crossroads in American History. Walking the grounds brings you back to the Summer of 1863. I have been there over 15 times. Walk Pickett's Charge.

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Barton, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to Gettysburg and I can't believe that I hadn't visited before. We bought a CD to complete the auto tour and it was such a great experience. The film narrated by Morgan Freeman was enlightening and well worth the money.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We took the bus tour from the battlefield Visitor Center, which was very informative. To get even better, more personal view of events I would book in advance for the in-car guide. I tried, but they were already fully booked. Film, cyclorama and museum must not be missed.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This site should be on everyone’s top ten historic sites to see in the U.S. I have been to Gettysburg many times. Living in PA makes it easy to access and explore this national park. We are fortunate to have it in our state. Gettysburg never gets old. I have visited this park more times, than I can remember. In... More

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Akron, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Watch the movie first and get a licensed guide to help you visit this great place. Wear good walking shoes and if it is sunny out wear a hat, dang it can get hot there.

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