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The Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg

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Address: 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Description: This is part of the park, the first national cemetary in the country...
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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Things haven't changed since my last visit in 1968

Gettysburg brings back great memories of one of our first family outings. The best part is that the KFC is right where it was all that time ago, a canon's shot down wind from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Gettysburg brings back great memories of one of our first family outings. The best part is that the KFC is right where it was all that time ago, a canon's shot down wind from the Vermont Infantry monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

-I have visited the Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg several times and am always moved by the illumination-

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Please go and pay your respects and feel the awe and wonder here. We attended the Memorial Day service here and it is something I will carry with me to my own grave. It was here that the dead of the Union army were laid to rest after our bloodiest battle. It was here that Lincoln gave his immortal Gettysburg... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was at this cemetery that I truly got a sense of how many people lost their lives. It is truly hard to put into words. Additionally, the location makes it easy to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

But the NPS ranger guides and volunteers make it much more interesting. Could be hot at mid-day. There are great views from the cemetery that helped us get oriented. You could walk from the Gettysburg Hotel

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this cemetery right after we spent time at Cemetery Hill and seeing all of the monuments to the soldier who had fought at Gettysburg. It is a very somber experience to see all the grave stones as far as the eye can see. We learned that there are 3,600 people buried here and historians just recently identified 10... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Unlike many other national cemeteries, Gettysburg is arranged in easy to find sections. Each state is separated and labeled. It is perfectly and beautifully maintained. In addition to Civil War dead, there is an entire section of graves from WW II, Vietnam, and the Korean War. Several deceased from DDay and Pearl Harbor rest here. This is a MUST.

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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had time before our battlefield tour so we walked from the visitor center to the cemetery. It's a decent walk that takes you past the Maryland and Delaware memorials. There were several memorials on the cemetery grounds in addition to all the fallen soldiers who are buried here. While the war ended 150 years ago, you still feel their... More 

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West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a must see if for no other reason than this is where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address. It is free and close to the battlefield attractions. It does not take long to explore they whole cemetery. I wish I had done one of the free ranger walks, but the times they were offered didn't fit into our schedule

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When we walked to to this cemetery, we never thought that it could be so moving. You can see how many lives were lost during the Civil War in Gettysburg, plus how many were "unknown". Since, it is so close to Memorial Day, it really was really meaningful.

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