President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of Gettysburg National Cemetery on November 19, 1863. Some 3,500 Union soldiers were laid to rest here following the Battle of Gettysburg in June 1863, considered a significant Union victory. Originally buried on the battlefield where they lay for fear of disease, the soldiers’ remains were exhumed from their shallow graves and reinterred in this cemetery. Together with the battlefield on which the Confederate attack took place, the cemetery forms the Gettysburg National Military Park, which seeks to preserve the history of the battle and its lasting legacy. Start off at the visitor center, where you can learn more about the battle in the museum or choose to take a guided tour of the cemetery. Add Gettysburg National Cemetery and other attractions to your Gettysburg trip itinerary using our Gettysburg online trip itinerary planner.
Gettysburg National Cemetery Reviews
Very sobering to walk around this cemetery, especially when one considers the price paid by those buried here. Also exciting for me to see the approximate area where A. Lincoln gave his forever... more »
its a cemetery where war heroes a burried,and where Lincoln gave his famous speech.it is very peaceful to just walk thru and look around.but I want to mention that you park across the street and walk.... more »
Wonderful family experience. I would recommend a tour guide to get the most out of your visit.
Very sobering tour with intern Ava at the helm couldn't have been better. The story she told of the young soldier from Minnesota who's buried there brought tears to my eyes when I heard he had given his greatest sacrifice to the Union
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