I get dragged along to these things by my husband and am usually bored to tears but Gettysburg is an exception. If you take the tour or even explore on your own and follow the self-guided tour, it is amazingly interesting. People use the phrase "making history come alive" and whoever wrote the stories describing the battles actually does this. I could hear the gunfire and feel the emotion of the moment. It definitely takes a considerable amount of time if you want to do it right as it is a large battle field and there is a ton of information. We have been a few times and it is always crowded so I would recommend going during the shoulder seasons when the weather is more hospitable. The summer is definitely the most crowded but even during the spring and fall there can be a considerable number of school and youth groups touring. It is out of the way, but not a bad drive if you are in the DC area. For not being a history but, this is one my all time favorite spots.
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