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“Don't Miss the Ranger Tour” 5 of 5 stars
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The Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg
97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Ranked #5 of 62 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Dennis, Massachusetts
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“Don't Miss the Ranger Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This sobering and important monument deserves the time it requires to really take it in. If you don't go with a guide, you will walk right past important markers without knowing the significance.

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Orlando, Florida
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“Beautiful cemetery, somber reminder”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Gettysburg National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. Ancient hemlocks, spruce and pine trees tower over the thousands of markers and headstones thoughtfully arranged a grand monument. We were particularly moved by the hundreds of graves of unknown soldiers.

The cemetery is a place of reflection and remembrance, and it is not too far from the Visitor's Center. I

Visited May 2013
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Morehead, Kentucky
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“Beautiful and Moving Historical Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The grounds of this cemetary are beautifully kept and there are several large memorials, most notably the beautiful memorial provided by the state of Kentucky to mark the location where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.

Visited June 2013
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cherry hill nj
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“The Park Service Tour is worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This piece of historical ground was amazing. It was made even more so by the one hour talk given by one of the NPS guides. Questions were answered and information given to the 15 or so people in our group. We too had the tour given by Jared Frederick and he personalized the talk by focusing on three individuals burried there. It was great

Visited June 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“A nice end to the Gettysburg visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Compared to the overwhelming magnitude of the battlefield, the cemetery is almost muted in comparison. The graves are uniform and the monuments are minimal. But if you've experienced the full tale of the battle, this is a good place to wrap up your emotions. And it's very worth grabbing one of the free twice-daily tours with a ranger guide, who will tell some of the stories of the dead buried in the cemetery and help you try to find the unmarked spot where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

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