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The Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point in the Civil War, was the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion," Gettysburg was the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yoi can feel the history in the air. The 360 degree diarama is amazing. Touring the battlefield and cemetery is a must.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edith E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do experience. I have read many book about the civil war and nearly majored in civil war history but this was my first trip at 45 years old. The landscape is vast stark and humbling. As former military, to think of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 601timn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was VERY much educational for us grand parents and 2 10 and 13 years old children. We bought a CD by the actor who played in the movie and he was a great story teller. Get ready to drive around the town and getting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kd4szb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a slow day - so seeing the movie and the surround presentation were excellent. I love historical monuments, so I lived this. The museum had so much in it, it could take you hours to go through it effectively. I want to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank N_J_M197
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just amazing. We traveled in winter so there were no crowds and we could explore at our pace. Only a few businesses in town are seasonable. We couldn't go in the cemetery because of the government shutdown, but still were able to enter the park.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a tour of the battlefield with Ken Rich on 8/26. It was a very nice experience, learning about events and people from 155 years ago. He drove me to different areas of the battlefield and gave a brief but informative description at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jared M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy this park. It's well maintained by park services and everyone is helpful. I would love more bathrooms around since it's a big area but with town in the middle a stop at McDonald's works too. We hope to make many more trips...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelingmomofone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touring Gettysburg by car or on foot is an amazing experience. Doing it with a guide makes it memorable. The learning opportunity was amazing as the understanding of the battles and their significance to the war and on the town and townspeople was provided. Great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jackig53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the Gettysburg battlefield between Christmas and New Year’s. We were delighted to find that all of it was open because it is run by a foundation (instead of shut down by our government). The film, cyclorama, and Museum are an absolute must to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JennyM2041
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The film, the cyclorama and the museum were totally amazing. We spent 3 hours just reading and learning about the battle of Gettysburg. We can't wait to visit again!! We hired a private tour guide to drive our car for a 2 hour tour, that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lisa P
January 19, 2019|
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You absolutely can request a specific guide. I used to do that all the time when I took school groups there. Just request the person when you make your reservation.
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lou1776
January 8, 2019|
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Response from emattie090 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Was in Gettysburg last week . Only park in the US that is a partnership with private interests 50-50. Was still open but no brown shirts,meaning rangers,park police,guides, Was still a wonderful visit,and lots of people... More
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