Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg

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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.
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  • STRONGLY advise taking a guided tour with a registered Gettysburg Battlefield guide. You will be told more history that you can absorb. Their knowledge and PASSION are amazing. The ground are huge....  more
    STRONGLY advise taking a guided tour with a registered Gettysburg Battlefield guide. You will be told more history that you can absorb. Their knowledge and PASSION are amazing. The ground are huge....  more »
  • Folks that enjoy history and especially those that have an interest in the Civil War must come here. There are many square miles of markers and statues and fields to see and explore. 
    Folks that enjoy history and especially those that have an interest in the Civil War must come here. There are many square miles of markers and statues and fields to see and explore.  more »
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  • Very memorable. You have to visit this place for many reasons not the least of which it is our history. Understanding Gettysburg’s place in history is important and fun.

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