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“TAKE THE TIME AND PLAN YOUR VISIT”

Gettysburg National Military Park
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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 October 16, 2013

Most visitors, to Gettysburg, do not get the greatest educational benefit of their visit. The biggest mistake made, is going directly to the center of town, visiting the Jennie Wade House, on Baltimore Street. From there, visiting the National Cemetry and maybe driving out to Little Round Top.

In my opinion, a visitor should go to Cashtown, Biglersville, etc., which are some of the staging areas. Keep in mind, Lee's army didn't arrive by bus directly to Gettysburg, they arrived in smaller groups and on different days before the battle. These staging areas were necessary for Lee to mass the large portion of his army.

The best thing a visitor can do is to buy a Tour Tape or CD, or hire a Tour Guide. By doing this a full understanding can be achieved by experiencing the events leading up to the main battle.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was our first visit to Gettysburg. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the war at Gettysburg, but boy was I wrong. We opted for a private 3 hour tour to see the battlegrounds and I am glad that we did. The tour guide told you the story of the War at Gettysburg in more detail than you could possibly imagine. While we sat in our car or stood on the battlefield, our tourguide made us feel like we were in the midst of the war. What an exciting feeling. We will definitely be back.

2  Thank Deborah T
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Allowed for me to wth my 13 year old daughter, to travel back in time to experience the sacrifices made in early July 1863. She was so intrigued to learn and discover more that we'll be back each summer for the foreseeable future.

Thank Frank G
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

if you are any kind of a "history-buff" this place is awesome.I'd also recommened to see the movie gettsyburg,'cause now your out there on the battle spots they actully made the movie .and relate back in time the various events.for example in town was this church with a green top to it's steeple where the generals stood and viewed their soilders in combat.

Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Gettysburg National Military Park is unmatched for opportunities to learn about this tide turning battle in the Civil War. From on-site rangers, to wonderful landmarks and guided tours, this park provides an excellent opportunity for learning about our nation at the crossroads.

Thank Jennifer M
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