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“Most solemn place I've ever visited.”

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
Emigsville, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Most solemn place I've ever visited.”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have often heard the term "solemn ground" when describing Gettysburg, and visiting the Soldiers cemetery when bring full meaning to the term. If you understand Gettysburg you will be totally moved emotionally as you walk the grounds and see the enormity of the sacrifice of so many. Seeing their names on the graves brings it to a new level.

Visited November 2013
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A must see! Especially after seeing the Battle of Gettysburg reenactment.”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Never before had I seen a reenactment and was astounded to see history come alive. Then to visit the National Cemetery and listen to the guide tell of the story of lives of the men buried there and the history of the town and the townspeople involvement. It was so very touching. You come away overwhelmed with emotions , and realize there is much yet to learn!

Visited July 2013
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Bay Village, Ohio
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120 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I was there the day before the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Just imagine what it would have been like back then.

Visited November 2013
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Luminary cancelled but still a moving experience”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We traveled to Gettysburg for the Cemetery luminary. This is when candles are placed on the grave markers for an evening visit. Due to wind, the event was sadly cancelled. It was still a beautiful visit though. Civil War reenactors kept guard at the large monument in the center of the cemetery and taps played in the distance. We were still able to pay our respects to the men who fought and died at Gettysburg. I highly recommend visiting at any time of the year.

Visited November 2013
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Virginia
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Must see”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Moving to know so many died unknown. Take a quite walk around to pay respects for so many that died so long ago.

Visited November 2013
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