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The Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg

97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Ranked #4 of 34 attractions in Gettysburg
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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Madison, NH
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Just so humbling to think of what they all experienced fighting for their beliefs. Nicely maintained grounds yet kept very simple. Some of the monuments are rather large and overwhelming. Some of the trees are so old that you can just imagine them "hearing" Abe Lincoln's Gettysburg Address!

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Raleigh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The silence is deafening until you imagine the battle that took place there. Don't miss this. Walk around and feel the scene as it may have looked in days following the battle.

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Grove City, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One visit here will teach you more then any history class! A walk through these sacred grounds teaches you respect of what this country is made of!

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Kitchener, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a very lovely and peaceful area. Graves are in sections. Lots of plaques and historical information placed throughout. Nice to take a walk through, provides time to reflect on what was gained, and lost during those 3 days. Keep your senses open, there are still soldiers who are not at rest.

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Definitely a spot to take some time to visit - this is where Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address. Very sobering to walk through and see the many graves of unknown soldiers especially.

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Livonia, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

To fully understand the scope of the battle a trip to the cemetery is necessary. Not only was it part of the battle but you can view its aftermath.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Walking through here makes you feel small. Small because of the sacrifice that surrounds you. This cemetery is absolutely beautiful. There are trees from different states planted everywhere. Knowing that Lincoln gave his address here will give you goosebumps.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is an easy and quick stop after touring the battlefield, the final resting place of the Union soldiers. It is most well known for the location where Lincoln gave his famous address. Worth the visit!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I make it a point to stop here every time I'm in Gettysburg and every time, no matter the time of year or how many people are touring the cemetery it's always peacefully and respectfully quiet. It's worth a stop to see the soldier's statute in the center of the cemetery and to stop and read all of the little... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I have visited the Cemetery many, many times, and have never been able to remain unmoved. My last visit was for Dedication Day 2013, the 150th anniversary of its dedication and President Lincoln's timeless address. To stand and remember that the men - many little more than boys - who lie beneath these stones died to preserve the unity of... More

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