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The Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg

97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Ranked #4 of 37 Attractions in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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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.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I'm not one for historic sightseeing unless there's a hidden thrill about it (haunting, etc.) The cemetery was nice, but driving by it or just pausing by the side of the road would have been plenty for me. Just one man's opinion - to each his/her own.

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Temperance, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Go on the Park Ranger walks. Visit when they do the luminaries. 3,500 graves lit. Moving tribute to the men who gave their lives to protect our freedom and preserve our nation.

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Grasonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

as odd as it may sound, it was very peaceful. So much history, so many unknown. looking around and seeing all the stones I noticed tears streaming down my face.

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Centereach, New York, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

What can I say, its a cemetery. Its sad when you think about these poor men and boys that died for our country and still are. A must see, to go and show respect.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a place where families can share great history and teach your children about the great men and women who fought for our country.

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Westminster, Maryland, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

a beautifully laid out cemetery next to the towns Evergreen cemetery. Not a majestic place like Arlington, but a mercifully quiet resting place for dead from the battlefield.

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Norwich, Vermont
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The setting is beautiful - peaceful and serene. Lots of mature trees of many varieties, all labeled. Lovely path to stroll along. And then there are all those graves... You can't help but connect with those thousands of young men from all over the country, who lost their lives in Gettysburg in July of 1863.

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Troutman, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see for anyone going to Gettysburg. I found it stirring to just walk around and realize how many lost their lives at the battle of Gettysburg.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

probably being from the south and this being a Union soldiers cemetery, the best thing about it was seeing where Lincoln gave his famous speech

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The monuments and statues all around the Cemetery were respectful and beautiful tributes to those soldiers - both known and unknown - resting peacefully. The park guides were great resources and able to answer all of our questions. Especially poignant was the memorial to Abraham Lincoln, and to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

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