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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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Humbling and somber

A definite must see. I love history. War history in particular, and I always make sure to try and pay my respects. Make sure to peak over into the civilian cemetery (Evergreen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A definite must see. I love history. War history in particular, and I always make sure to try and pay my respects. Make sure to peak over into the civilian cemetery (Evergreen cemetery) that's the actual location of where Lincoln gave his speech.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to have a free guided tour of soldiers national cemetery. The guide was funny and did an excellent job explaining how the cemetery came to be and it's history as well as how it's designed. This is a must see especially if a tour is being offered. All the soldiers are laid to rest according by... More 

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Croydon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place. Gives you a clear perspective on just how many died during this war. Be prepared for a nice long walk.

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Southworth, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We took a nice walk around the cemetery. We thought this place was beautiful. The restrooms were very clean.

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Wattsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The grounds are beautifully kept and the history is sobering. It was a lot of walking for the children, but I wouldn't have missed it.

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We only had a few moments in Gettysburg but we wanted to take a moment to educate our daughters about the Battle of Gettysburg. It is VERY somber and worth the visit to this cemetery. We saw the statues and locations where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address and it seemed to mean so much more after reading and learning about... More 

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San Juan Islands, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is hard to consider that one day in July of 1863 cannon balls were bouncing over this place, air bursts of cannon fire were above in the sky, and an Army Corps of the US Army was forming a defensive line here. After the horrendous battle, Union soldiers were buried here. And then, 4 months later, Lincoln consecrated the... More 

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Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We toured this at the end of the day, a perfect setting to catch the evening sunset of morning sunrise. You'll be glad you did!

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Easy to walk. The brick gazebo is in the approximate vicinity where Lincoln stood. If it's a hot, sunny day, bring an umbrella.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One of our first stops every time. Located just a short walk uphill outside downtown, the parking, if you choose to drive, is conveniently located directly across the street from the entrance to this hallowed memorial. Part of the National Park system, admission is free. A wide, paved pathway circles the perimeter of the cemetery, making it handicap friendly. My... More 

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