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The Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg

97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Ranked #4 of 36 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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... more » 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. « less
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Spring, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a very beautiful and serene place. The trees are very old and have such huge trunks. It is nicely laid out and makes one realize the sacrifice others have made to make our great nation.

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Walked around the cemetery and stood where Lincoln delivered his most famous address. No vehicle access, but wheelchair friendly. A somber reminder of this great internal war.

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful cemetery and rightfully so. This will allow you to better understand the lives lost and the amazing amount of unknown soldiers that are buried here.While the main/central location of the cemetery is for the battle of Gettysburg towards the front of the front you will also see other service men from all the various wars buried... More

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Pottstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

While Gettysburg is full of history everywhere you look, be sure to take in The Soldiers National Cemetery. This is where Abraham Lincoln's famous speech "Four Score and Seven Years ago..." took place. It is certainly smaller than Arlington National Cemetery, but when you consider the graves here came from one battle, it gives you pause to consider that fact.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Find out the ranger schedule for hiking the cemetery and take the walking hike/tour. You will learn a lot and it becomes more personal.

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Wallkill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Wow. What can't you say about it. To stand where Lincoln gave his speech and to visit all the graves and you can feel all the sadness around you. This was a very clean place and very quiet. A must see spot to go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Love searching the Cemetery and looking at the tombstones and markers. So much to see and take in. Looking forward to returning.

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West Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Cemetery where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Several monuments and one where Lincoln gave the address. Many interesting trees throughout the cemetery with signs showing what kind of tree each one is. Enjoyed it.

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Keyser, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was a nice place to tour but we were surprised to find we could not ride our bike through on the pathways. We also seen some people waiting on their families out side of the gate because they had their dogs with them, which is not allowed :(

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We came away very moved by the long lines of stones marked only by a number because the soldiers could not be identified. There is a large monument at the site where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. We spent about 30 minutes in the cemetery - you could spend more , or less, depending on your level on interest

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