I visited Gettysburg National Military Park with my wife and 9 year old boys. This was my kids' first visit and they loved it. The Visitor Center was full of information about the battle that took place on these grounds from July 1-3, 1863. I was not impressed by the charges for the informational film or to have a ranger guided tour, but the artifacts and information was very helpful. Be sure you pick up a guide brochure and take your car along the 24 mile trip around the battlefield. The auto tour is clearly marked, and the brochure shows some of the more interesting stops along the way. My kids loved the three observation towers along the route where you can really see a huge chunk of the battlefield at one time. Make sure you visit the cemetary where President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. There is a bust of Lincoln as you enter the cemetary, and 300 yards away is where he actually delivered his address...there is a soldier monument there now. Although the Civil War ended 150 years ago, Gettysburg is living history and a must see.
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