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“Beautiful”
Review of Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery
Ranked #22 of 108 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

The cemetery is beautiful and peaceful. Many tombstones from the 1800s. Jennie Wade is buried there. It's a taller monument with an American flag always raised nearer to the National Cemetary side. Well worth the walk through since it's right next door to the National Cemetary.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Quiet visitation”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

We walked the roads of the cemetery and located Virginia Wades grave. Was a moment to cherish as she was the only civilian killed in the 3 day battle in 1863.

Visited July 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
382 reviews
308 attraction reviews
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“Worth exploring along with the battlefield”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was the original resting place for residents of the town of Gettysburg. With that in mind, the grave of James Gettys - founder of the town - as well as original settlers and their families are located here. Jenny Wade, the subject of a museum of her own in the town is buried here (you can find her grave by looking for an American flag which flies above it) as is John Burns, a resident of the town that fought alongside the Union forces during the first day of battle despite being 69 years of age at the time of the battle (you can also locate his grave by looking for a flag that flies above it). Worth exploring for history enthusiasts.

Visited October 2013
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A lot of history buried here”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

We recently went to Gettysburg to visit Evergreen Cemetery. I wanted to see the grave of Jenny Wade. She is one of two (Betsy Ross being the other) American women with a full American flag at their graves. What I found out was that this is the final resting place of many other notable Gettysburg citizens...some from the Civil War era and one particular sports hero...Eddie Plank. If you go, I suggest you visit their website and consider purchasing the book, "Beyond the Gatehouse"...it is a comprehensive history and guide to the cemetary.

Visited April 2014
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