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Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
Phone Number: 717-334-1124
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

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Visitor Center worth the visit

The Visitor Center is excellent, though there is not much to do unless you pay to do the video, diorama, & museum. But considering there is no entrance fee to the park, it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nestlen
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Visitor Center is excellent, though there is not much to do unless you pay to do the video, diorama, & museum. But considering there is no entrance fee to the park, it is worth the money. Leave your bags/ backpacks in the car, as they are not permitted inside the Visitor Center. We did the auto tour on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband is a huge civil war buff...me? Not so much. I was along for the "ride" We took the cd self guided tour...and by the end of 15 minutes I was drawn in. By the end of the 2 hr tour it was "real" to me. I would recommend the cd tour AND the museum. We spent the day... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As historical attractions go, this is not the cheapest, but it is surely one of the best. The bus tour of the battlefield with a knowledgeable guide was excellent. The museum about the civil war was well presented. The cyclarama, a huge 360 degree painting with scenery in front, sound effects and commentary was very tasteful. Hats off to the... More 

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much better than I expected. All parts of the experience were well worth spending time on (the movie, cyclorama and museum). Traveled with 2 boys ages 11 and 13 and the amount of learning we all came away with in a few short hours was truly amazing. Worth a trip to come here!

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is worth walking through and exploring some of the areas adjacent to the park that are all marked with historical data (battle sites, where the troops came from who fought, etc.) Beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's like one gigantic museum. While the bus tour was very informative, you can easily do the tour yourself. You're given a cd to play in your car (my car thinks it's too fancy to have a cd player so I did the bus tour) and it guides you through the park. I think every American owes this park the... More 

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the 3.5 hour CD tour, it was $29 for 3 CD's and a guide book. There were other options from a bus tour to a personal guide. We found the CD tour to be really good.. If we had the room in the car we would have considered the personal guide. Also we did a ranger lead tour... More 

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Philadelphia Suburbs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Traveled to Gettysburg as a couple for a quick weekend away without the kids. It's impossible to describe the experience of visiting this place. The visitors center was beautiful--we saw the short film and the cyclorama and toured the museum in addition to taking the 2 hour bus tour around the battlefields. You would need multiple days to see everything,... More 

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Gassville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a guide to drive and tour the battlefield with us. SO worth the little extra. Guide was VERY informative and answered every question we had. Such a well maintained battlefield and brings to life the drama of the battle.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place holds a deeper meaning. The men buried here hold a different meaning . When you can see where they battled and lost their lives it changes your out look .

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