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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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Monroe, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Wanted just to take photos - too many RUDE people kept getting in the way. Kept trying to get away - didn't happen. BE PATIENT.

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Forked River NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is the place where Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg address. You can walk through by yourself but the NPS Ranger walk and Tour was excellent. (Get the time listing at Visitor Center for the Ranger walk.)

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

So many of the soldiers who fought in this terrible war were not able to be sent home. This is a lovely final resting place for those who fought so bravely for their beliefs. ( It can be reached by car or by walking from the park.)

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We just happened to be there to take part in a docent-guided walk through the cemetery. We saw where Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, several notable graves and monuments and some lovely species of trees. Very serene, beautiful and sad all at once. Check the Visitor's Center and Gettysburg website before doing anything in Gettysburg.

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Acton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

after our tour of the field we decided to take the cemetery in it is so beautiful and peaceful to think that all those men fought and died no one can explain you have to see to believe it

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We took several walks through the cemetery - dressed in period dress as well as modern. A nice calming walk and close to our inn. There are some renovations being undertaken but minimal invasion to any visitors.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

But they certainly have tried. Incredibly well presented. Definetly worth a visit and a few hours of your time.

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Fraser
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a must-stop for anyone visiting Gettysburg! Not only is it an incredibly beautiful, clean piece of land, but it's also remarkable when you note the number of markers for Union soldiers remembered there. It's a very peaceful, awe inspiring place that any historian would enjoy!!

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SELKIRK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

this facility is more than i can explain. feel very honoured to have experienced such a place. If you do nothing at all in Gettysburg,,, you have to experience this historic place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

After touring the battlefield, stop here. This is the cemetery that was being dedicated when Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. The number of mass graves is sad, as is the number of unknown soldiers. These are the men who gave of themselves on the battlefield so that our Union would be preserved for us. The cemetery is easy to walk... More

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