Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg

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Located on the site of one of the bloodiest episodes in American history, Gettysburg National Military Park preserves the landscape of the historic 1863 battle between the Union and Confederate forces. Though the battle resulted in the largest number of casualties in the entire American Civil War, it became the turning point of the dramatic conflict when the Union army turned back the Confederate attempt to invade the North. The military park contains most of the original battlefield, as well as many support areas, including the supply and hospital locations. Start your exploration at the park's museum and visitor center, where you can see over 40,000 war artifacts and an enormous cyclorama painting of the battle by French artist Paul Philippoteaux. A visit to Gettysburg National Military Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gettysburg online trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • There is a lot to see and we did not plan well enough to see it al. We ended u downloading a tour through an app and driving around. The tour was good and the sites are eery and historic. I would advi...  more »
  • We did the movie, cyclorama, museum and organised a guide to take us around the battlefield in our own private car. It was cheaper for us to have our own guide than go on the bus, thank goodness we di...  more »
  • The best time to visit anywhere is off season or when it’s cold. It was cold that day. The visitors center is beautiful and, on this visit, empty, which was perfect. We did not get tickets to the Eise...  more »
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  • Very pleased! We went to the self-driving trip by car. It was interesting. You drive at your own pace. There are monuments to which you can climb. Funny lovers of history, and like us, when I came to teach children some history.
  • Full day experience. There is so much to see here. Lots and lots of monuments. Overlook places. History museum. Car and bus tours. Did not expect to spend a full day but spent the day at the park and rushed the end of the day. Worth the visit for sure!
  • This place was cool! There's not a ton to do but a history buff would love to be here! The drive through museum was definitely my favorite part. No expensive tour bus needed. Just your car and some gas! I highly recommend checking this out!
  • What can I say that can convince you to visit? Extremely well maintained and I like that the park is making tremendous strides to bring the battlefields back to the '63 look. I also like and admire that the park took a strong stance on Confederate markers and monuments. If you want to visit, plan on at least two days. Many skip the town or think its just gift shops. A lot of history there and and the best way to see the progression of the battle from day 1 to 2.
  • If you like history and especially Civil War history, this is an amazing place to visit. To be on the sites of this battle and walk the same ground where tens of thousands of soldiers fought and died is a somber experience. Strongly recommend the guides that are available to be hired. Did the CD guided tour as well. The CD guide was very well done and is good if you want to do your own thing at you own pace, but having done both, I found the guide form the park to be truly outstanding. He knew so much and was always willing to answer questions. This park is definitely worth the visit

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