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“History Lesson” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97), Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
717-334-1124
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Ranked #1 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
Type: Battlefields, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, National Parks, Cultural
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: Site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
Florence, New Jersey
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“History Lesson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Definitely worth the time and money!! Amazing collection of art and artifacts. A must see for any age.

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“Moving...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Too bad the NPS gave the presentation over to the private sector. The private enterprise does a good job, and the battlefield is kept in excellent condition, but they charge high prices for everything. It appears to me that they take advantage of the Eisenhower farm's desire not to have parking onsite and charge a high price for the 10 minute drive to the farm.
Take advantage of the various CD - guided tours that are available online or in the bookstore if you don't want to opt for the private, licensed guides ... which are proported to be excellent. There is a bus tour of the battlefield with a licensed guide on board.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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“Even history buffs will like this Park and visitor's center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The venue is super easy to find, and full of Civil War information. The national park people there are helpful in pointing out interesting area information, as well as Civil War facts.

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Miami, Florida
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“Historical Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I can’t believe we had not made it to this national park before now – every American should visit. Because we were on a very tight schedule, we arranged a private 3-hour tour – they drive you in your own car and the price (about $85) was well worth it. We had a very customized and focused tour. There are many other less expensive options for seeing the park. It is much larger than we anticipated, so you need to be sure to allow ample time. I think having a guide of some sort enhances the experience.
A stay in the nearby town of Gettysburg really helps bring in all into focus.

Visited August 2012
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“must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

everything is great, service, cyclrama , bookstore, President Lincoln statue welcomes you. Nothing to dislike

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