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“Seeing a historic tragedy.”

Gettysburg National Military Park
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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC
Ranked #1 of 103 things to do in Gettysburg
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 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".
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“Seeing a historic tragedy.”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We were overwhelmed by the scope and description provided by our "in the car" guide. Being in a place that I've read about was an experience that I will cherish and share.

Visited October 2012
Thank Kenneth P
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New Haven, Connecticut
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“Park drive”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Drive through the park, then go back at night and see the fog only in the park? This was very ghostly and if you were part of one of the in town ghost tours may make you hair stand up!

Visited October 2012
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Picton, Canada
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“History at its best”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

What a moving experience this huge park is! There are so many monuments, so many memories, all very well documented. The battle of Little Round Top and a stop at Devil's Den at the bottom of the hill are must-see! Very informative, and easy to keep children interested.

Visited September 2012
Thank Joanne F
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South Carrollton, Ky
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“Top historic attraction”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

The new museum was an excellent experience for novices and Civil War buffs alike. The truly wonderful cyclorama made visitors feel as if they were part of the battle. Definitely a turning point in our country's history. Museum artifacts truly a plus for this visit as well as a very well stocked gift shop. Especially nice was the offer to donate to our soldiers today. We could purchase a cooler with a few dollars going to today's military or just a donation (which we did) & their foundation would stock the cooler with goodies & treats to send overseas to soldiers there. The battlefield was well-marked for auto-tour. Didn't have time for the wonderful bus tour. Loved the little town of Gettysburg that had to endure the aftermath of this great battle. A great trip for older children & all adults. Can't wait to try the ghost walk next time.

Visited October 2012
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

A fabulous museum and park! But be warned you need lots of time. We did a tour with a guide and that was just the best way for us (Australians) to really get to understand this incredible battle.

Visited September 2012
Thank KynetonSema
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