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“Go for a re-enactment if possible”

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".
Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Go for a re-enactment if possible”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

It is a very somber reality to walk through the fields where so many young men fought for our country. The NPS has wonderful programs and you should take part if you can.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Took the Bus tour”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We took the bus tour so we won't miss anything . Not really sure it was worth the money. I had heard it gave you goose bumps but we didn't have that feeling. We thought it was quite sad that a lot of young men lost there lives when this should of been settled differently.

Visited September 2013
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Arizona
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“Lots to see”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

There is so much to see and learn historically that you have to pace yourself or you'll burn out physically and mentally. We had 1 1/2 day to see it all. We started at the visitors center, went to the cyclorama, museum, and then got a self paced driving tour map. With the map you can see it all and spend as much or as little time as you want at each stop. I got a little overwhelmed with all the war strategy information and trying to comprehend it all. Best to take it in to the level you are comfortable, and not to over analyze it. After all, the main point of being there is to look around and appreciate that this is where the bloody war happened with so many lives lost.

Visited September 2013
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mims florida
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“Vast, the area and the slaughter”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

It is such a large area , we kept on saying as we undertook the 16 point self guided auto tour. The battle over 3 days took place over 10 square miles, and the human loss was enormous, Maybe 61000. It is so pleasant and peaceful today, it is almost impossible to grasp the slaughter of 1863. But we are pleased we went. It is good different States have monuments along the drive. We liked the words on our Florida monument. You can stop almost anywhere on the drive, and there are informative signs as one travels, and old cannons. Highlights included the Eternal Flame, the Virginia Monument, and the Wheatfield. Look out for the restrooms, there are a few.
It would be good if this 150th anniversary year Obama came in November to commemorate the Lincoln Gettysburg address which is commemorated in the National Military Cemetery. .

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful Park”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

I love that the park is trying to restore it to how it looked during the battle. Would love to come to see the re-enactment of the Gettysburg address in November.

Visited September 2013
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