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Review of Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park
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$115.00*
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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC
Ranked #1 of 103 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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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".
Shannon, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Experience for all!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Gettysburg is breath taking.. too imagine a civil war was fought here. Men fighting and dying.
The area has great scenery. We bought a dvd on the war and after seeing the dvd we really understood the area. It took two days to travel through the free park to see all the monuments.
Lots of tour buses. We followed them for a while to see where they were going through the park.
This was really interesting as you would read the writing on the monuments.

Visited June 2013
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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“The National Park Service & Gettysburg Foundation are Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

The enormous gravity of the war, the circumstances and repercussions are expertly portrayed through film, art and the exhibits. We took advantage of the film, cyclorama painting, museum, ranger talks and a podcast to hike the battlefield.

Visited June 2013
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“Historical Must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Wonderful museum and tours. Worth the time. The Cyclorama was amazing and the level of detail of the three days of the battle was enlightening and sobering.

Visited June 2013
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Kansas City
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“Gettysburg Battlefield visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

The new visitor center is awesome. It was very open and easy to get around. The new cyclorama is very good.

Visited June 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

I went with a group and we had a great time. The park is beautiful and chock-full of history. There is a LOT of information so be sure to get a guide for the optimal experience! The trip

Come prepared... wear sunscreen, bugspray, and clothes that you can walk in. Sunglasses or a hat couldn't hurt either. Be sure to check yourself for ticks later.

Also, be careful about parking, becuase rangers will ticket you!

Visited June 2013
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