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“Great History in Gettysburg”

Gettysburg National Military Park
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$35.00*
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Gettysburg Guided Bus Tour
Ranked #1 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, 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 Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".
Reviewed November 8, 2011

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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Reviewed November 7, 2011

Excellent as always. Make a point to walk the battlefield. It really helps to understand the war from the soldiers' perspective.

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Reviewed November 6, 2011

We toured the battlefield with a personal car guide for 2 hours. The battlefield is amazing! Our tour guide did a wonderful job of explaining the battle, where everyone was on which day, and taking us to the best places for pictures. There are monuments everywhere, as well as trails and roads all over so you can get out and walk a while. We had the best time there, definitely the highlight of our weekend getaway!

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Reviewed November 3, 2011

This is without a doubt the best preserved Civil War (probably any war) battlefield. As you drive south along the Emittsburg Rd, look toward your right (The Confederate line) and picture those 13,000 men coming across that open field with shells exploding and bullets flying...never waivering. On you left are the Union troops trying their best to stop them...the fate of the Nation is in their hands...what more can one say to describe this place?

Thank Carl J
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

Liked - Definitely book a private tour guide from the park.
Dislike- The parking can be far away

Thank jbatters
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