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Gettysburg National Military Park

Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97), Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
Phone Number: 717-334-1124
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Ranked #1 of 29 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Battlefields, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, National Parks, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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Type: Battlefields, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, National Parks, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

You simply cannot see everything in one day ! We did not see it all because we were so short time wise.

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Visalia, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Strange title for a review but it is very true. The experience is so moving and unsettling at the same time. To walk wear so many suffered and died, to stand where officers watched as their men sacrificed everything and to know that it all happened on our own soil between our own countrymen....This is a sobering experience. We took... More 

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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We were in awe of the battlefields, the geography, and the history brought to life. Our guide was a bit too keen on General Lee as he was from the south, so I would make sure you get a less biased guide. However, he was very knowledgeable and we still enjoyed ourselves.

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Amarillo, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I always wanted to see the site of the Gettysburg battle, as I've been interested in the Civil War since I was young, and grew up near Wilson's Creek Battlefield in Springfield.MO. I wasn't prepared for the many sites and things to do!! I had traveled with my wife on a business trip, staying by Philly. I drove over to... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had I been better prepared, I could've compared, identified my greatgrandfather's Union Civil War uniform buttons in the Visitors Ctr which is a superb interactive museum. AND our guide was absolutely the best ever in the battle field. Sitting next to Abraham Lincoln statue on his bench was moving also.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I highly recommend the driving tour CD that you can purchase from the gift shop in the Visitor's Center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Gettysburg Military Park. We booked a two hour private tour with a local guide. The battlefield is so vast, and the guide was able to orient us and provide information on the battle and the ongoing preservation of the park. This was fascinating indeed. Aside from its significance--and the battlefield has a presence all... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Learning about American history from local guides who know what they're talking about and how are clearly experts in what they know and are enthused to tell you everything they can.

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Brielle, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Although I have had two official personal guided tours and a self-tour(via a book), we had a personal guided tour of the battlefield by one of their new guides, Bill Trelease, the day after Christmas. Bill did an ourstanding job offering up information that was new to us and taking us to places we hadn't been on the field.. I... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The film and cyclorama were wonderful, especially considering how old the cyclorama is. Museum exhibits are well laid out and interesting. Take the self-guided auto tour to see more of the area, but be prepared to spend a few hours to do the whole thing.

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