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The Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg

Address: 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Ranked #3 of 29 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This is part of the park, the first national cemetary in the country, absolutly beautiful and...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: This is part of the park, the first national cemetary in the country, absolutly beautiful and humbling. Id like to do a review of it to let others who come to your site know to visit it.

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Visiting any military cemetery is a moving experience. The manicured lawn and stillness of the scene belies the carnage that occurred in such places. The National Cemetery at Gettysburg fits that description. There are two elements of the story crucial to Getttysburg. First, the absence of Confederate dead. The fervent hope of reconciliation would happen, but much time would pass... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Upon our arrival in Gettysburg, we weren't really sure where to begin. As we drove around, we decided to get oriented at the Cemetery which was a good choice. It introduced us to the solemnity of the area and set the tone for what was to come. Seeing so many graves, Lincoln's monument, monuments to the many groups that fought... More 

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We drove past thru our travels of Gettysburg and took a quick stop. We are glad we did. The cemetery is well kept and it was good to go there after visiting the battlefields.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'm not one for historic sightseeing unless there's a hidden thrill about it (haunting, etc.) The cemetery was nice, but driving by it or just pausing by the side of the road would have been plenty for me. Just one man's opinion - to each his/her own.

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Temperance, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Go on the Park Ranger walks. Visit when they do the luminaries. 3,500 graves lit. Moving tribute to the men who gave their lives to protect our freedom and preserve our nation.

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Grasonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

as odd as it may sound, it was very peaceful. So much history, so many unknown. looking around and seeing all the stones I noticed tears streaming down my face.

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Centereach, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

What can I say, its a cemetery. Its sad when you think about these poor men and boys that died for our country and still are. A must see, to go and show respect.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a place where families can share great history and teach your children about the great men and women who fought for our country.

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Westminster, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

a beautifully laid out cemetery next to the towns Evergreen cemetery. Not a majestic place like Arlington, but a mercifully quiet resting place for dead from the battlefield.

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Norwich, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The setting is beautiful - peaceful and serene. Lots of mature trees of many varieties, all labeled. Lovely path to stroll along. And then there are all those graves... You can't help but connect with those thousands of young men from all over the country, who lost their lives in Gettysburg in July of 1863.

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