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Devils Den, Gettysburg

#11 of 146 in Nature in Pennsylvania
Geologic Formation · Landmark
Devil's Den is a boulder-strewn hill on the south end of Houck's Ridge at Gettysburg Battlefield, once used by artillery and infantry (e.g., sharpshooters) on the second day of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. A tourist attraction since the memorial association era, several boulders are worn from foot traffic and the site includes numerous cannon, memorials, and walkways, including a bridge spanning two boulders.

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  • The history comes to life. Check out for yourself! See if you can see the “devil,” when you arrive....the snake is evident!  more »
  • A must stop while visiting the Battlefield. Beautiful views, but very sobering imagining that it was the scene of one of the deadliest battles in Gettysburg.  more »
  • Beautiful ground and museum and visitor center. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends. The museum is very informative and relatively priced. The park and museum and visitor's center is all very clean and well taken care of. I recommend visiting on a nice day to tour the grounds and see everything.
  • Watch the drop offs with your kids especially if they like to run ahead. The views are incredibly. Thank You to all you gave their lives for our Freedom. God Bless America ❤️

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