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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Another place that is very sad, I found myself saying a lot prayers and making the sign of the cross.

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Milford,Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was great to take our 11 year old grandson to see where Lincoln made his famous speech. The results of war became real to him when he saw the unknown graves and the number from states buried here

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Malinta OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The cemetery looks like a mini Arlington Natl cemetery, it brings everything into perspective. You do this on your own as there is no tour available for the cemetery so you can walk at your own pace.

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Branchville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This cemetery is absolutely amazing. Second to only the Arlington National Cemetery, and it's a close race. The history in this spot just takes the breath away. Not much more to say that hasn't been said already.

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

this was a good time to go; the few other visitors were quiet and seemed respectful. we entered through the annex, not main cemetery entrance. don't know if the brochure might have been available there, but we were glad we'd gotten one in advance by mail from the Gettysburg Foundation

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Westtown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Very touching to visit the graves of those who lost their lives in those battles. This was something my grandson had asked about so many times, he has been interested in visiting Gettysbyurg for several years and this was a big part of what he wanted to see.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One cannot but be taken aback but the number of unmarked graves. Take the tour with the park ranger. They are friendly & knowledgable.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Walking through is humbling. Makes you think. Lincoln gave his address here. Emotional moments. You can almost see what occurred here

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

People that were also at the cemetary all showed respect. We all read some of the names on the grave sites and took the time to stop at each monument to read who it was dedicated to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Would love to give this the 5 it deserves, but the volunteer at the entrance was so rude to me when I said I'm from the South, I can only give it 4. Everyone deserves to see this National Cemetery, and we should all be striving to know and remember our history. Could not believe his demeanor and condescention, as... More

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