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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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Filled with such history

Loved walking around and reading all the head stones. Bring plenty of water and good walking shoes. You can also check out the cemetery that is next door.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Loved walking around and reading all the head stones. Bring plenty of water and good walking shoes. You can also check out the cemetery that is next door.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, you should make a stop at the end of the day to see the place where the bodies of those brave young men were put to rest. Sometimes Licensed Battlefield Guides conduct tours of the seminary (usually late in the afternoon) - the Rangers at the Visitor Center should be able to tell you... More 

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Exeter, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Masonic Memorial is definitely an awe inspiring sight to see, just prepared walk to it. It doesn't appear to be too daunting of a hike; of course, the soldiers trying to conquer Little Roundtop didn't think that was a difficult stride either. ;) My family has now embarked on 3 journeys to Gettysburg and still have mush to see;... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My sister has done the research on our family and we actually had ancestors buried here and it meant so much to see it live. My son is a history fan and he really enjoyed this. The staff inside the grounds is very knowledgeable of the facts also.

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Petaluma, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Only because we planned a history trip for two weeks on the east coast and the day after arriving in Washington D.C. the lovely Government decided to shut all parks, museums, monuments, etc. down. Would have loved to spend a couple of days at Gettysburg. A very expensive trip gone south. Also this site won't let me go back to... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This cemetery is peaceful and serene. I just wish that the masonic memorial was easier to get to from the main cemetery.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

we went in February 2015 the whole area was covered in snow, the size of the batterfield is enormous. we drive around in our car and stopped at all the memorials. very good

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Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you've never been to a national cemetery you need to see one. Gettysburg's is a good one and also is the place of Lincoln's Gettysburg address as well. Many graves from the battle of Gettysburg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It was buried under snow when we visited, but the 6-year-old wanted to see the cemetery after watching the film at the Visitors' Center. It was still a good learning experience because she asked a lot of questions and had fun trying to brush snow from the in-ground stones so she could read them.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nice cemetery full of Union graves, tastefully kept and maintained. Historical plaques throughout tell stories of the brave men who gave their lives here.

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