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“Luminary cancelled but still a moving experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg

The Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg
97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Ranked #3 of 30 Attractions in Gettysburg
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.
Erie, Pennsylvania
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“Luminary cancelled but still a moving experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We traveled to Gettysburg for the Cemetery luminary. This is when candles are placed on the grave markers for an evening visit. Due to wind, the event was sadly cancelled. It was still a beautiful visit though. Civil War reenactors kept guard at the large monument in the center of the cemetery and taps played in the distance. We were still able to pay our respects to the men who fought and died at Gettysburg. I highly recommend visiting at any time of the year.

Visited November 2013
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Moving to know so many died unknown. Take a quite walk around to pay respects for so many that died so long ago.

Visited November 2013
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Windsor, California
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“Hollowed ground”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

To remember all the Americans that died there is sobering remembrance. This is a memorial to the American culture, to fight for what we as a nation believe in.

Visited July 2013
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Matawan, New Jersey
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“Peaceful and beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We spent hours walking around reading all the monuments and tombstones.
It was so very emotional and educational.

Visited November 2013
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Vineland, New Jersey
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“Quiet and peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We walked through here during a sunny, windy autumn morning in late October. It was really serene and peaceful yet also a somber reminder of all the lives lost for our freedom.

Visited October 2013
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