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Gettysburg National Military Park

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Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97), Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
Phone Number: 717-334-1124
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Description: Site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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This was a sobering experience, as are all cemetery tours. There are many monuments, as you can imagine, and the grounds are lovely. Even the kids got a lot out of this. Well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was a sobering experience, as are all cemetery tours. There are many monuments, as you can imagine, and the grounds are lovely. Even the kids got a lot out of this. Well worth the visit.

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We toured the battle field on our own instead of paying for one of the tours. there is a lot to see and experience. We drove from monument to monument, Packed a lunch to picnic and made a day of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Make this a weekend trip; learn more about the Battle of Gettysburg and Civil War History right here in PA. The Battlefield guides will take you through the 3 day battle and are so impressive and passionate about teaching you about this turning point in the war. Stay downtown and the evening holds more fun with its many civil war... More 

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Nottingham, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Allow for plenty of time. You need to take the bus tour or get the audio tape to get a full understanding what you are seeing. Amazing job is being done to preserve the battlefield. Monuments on the field are worth taking time to read and view. Be prepared for lots of crowds and walking. Take water to drink. Bug... More 

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Gallipolis, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Toured the battlefield at your own place. Too much to experience in one day. Recommend at least 2 or 3 days. There is an app available on iPhone or iPad to guide your tour. Park ranger and cd led tours are available for a fee.

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Alfred, Ont,Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I am a Canadian visitor and although I was curious about the Gettysburg battlefield I never understood the scope of this battle and the civil war itself as much as I did after this visit. We did the film tour and the painting and I was amazed by how close this war could've turned either way, including this battle. We... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We bought the audio tour in the visitor center and set out at 10 am. We didn't finish until after 2 pm but did get out many times for pictures and to read the monuments. I didn't realize how many battlefields there were! I highly recommend the audio tour.

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As a Civil War Buff this was one of those things I HAD to do, the entire town brought me to tears and provided me with goose bumps on more than one occasion. Definitely a must see for history lovers.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the Gettysburg National Park this July. We stopped first at the visitors center and were able to visit the museum along with the panoramic painting. Both were worth the stop. We purchased a CD for the car which was a guided tour given to each visiting US President. We figured if it was good enough for them then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Gettysburg Museum was great; very detailed. It contained many artifacts, quotes and interesting insights into the soldier's lives. The museum alone is a full day attraction. The movie was very informative, and the Cyclorama Painting was amazing, although the staff don't give you enough time to fully observe it. The park itself was gorgeous. My family and I's favorite... More 

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