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“Peaceful”

Gettysburg National Cemetery
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$115.00*
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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC
Ranked #4 of 103 things to do in Gettysburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

It is worth a little time to visit and stand where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address. Walking along the graves surrounding the soldiers monument makes you think about the loss that so many families suffered. Many of the graves are marked unknown.

Visited August 2013
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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Very historic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

It's mostly a cemetery with many lost soldiers. What really sets it over the top is you can stand very close to where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. And it's practically downtown, so easy to get to.

Visited September 2013
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Grand Island, NY
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“Peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

If you haven't had enough walking this is a nice, quiet spot with gorgeous, old trees. The graves of the Civil War victims are moving mostly because of their anonymity. Also, you can read Lincoln's famous address.

Visited September 2013
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Medford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very interesting and u must stop by the evergreen cem. Next door”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Very peaceful and sad when you walk in this place. You are amazed at the giant monuments and you read the signs of words from another time. Before u go here go to the Evergreen cemetery next door u can drive thru that one, not this one. See jenny wades tombstone. It was a must for use to find.
As we left the Evergreens we saw a huge hawk right next to me staring off. My Prius was quiet so he did not know we where there. I wanted to get my camera, but if was just amazed how beautiful he looked staring off at the cemetery. He was almost like a guardian. Very peaceful.

Visited September 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Incredible and a must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

What a great experience! Bring your walking shoes and camera, this is a must when in the area! We did a field guided tour of battle field first and our guide told us to come back here and walk around! What an unbelievable feeling we had, so humbling and makes you aware of the loss of lives in this very small town.

Visited August 2013
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