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Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-334-1124
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The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7034
+1 717-334-1124

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Reviewed yesterday

We bought the auto tour and it consists of 17 stops with 3 to 20 minute audios at each stop. There is a companion book that has pictures and maps of the participants in each part of the battle. There are three days of presentation...More

Thank Russell B
Reviewed yesterday

We think the best way to see the park is to take the self-guided Auto Tour. You can find a map at any Visitor's Center (or possibly at your overnight accommodations) to the 16 stops of importance. Along the way are several monuments from all...More

Thank Regina D
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful landscape, well placed monuments and statues, easy to follow flow of historical events, and pet friendly. We recommend the the self-guided tour especially in areas where walking is an option. We like to find those hidden jems that are off the beaten path like...More

Thank CPTAmerica71
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited for almost a full day. We took the auto drive tour, having purchased the book and cds at the Visitor Center bookstore. It was pretty long, but gives the opportunity to move at your own pace, and also get out when you want....More

Thank SabaF
Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove our car and did the self-guided tour. It is VERY well marked and easy to follow. There are statues EVERYWHERE, many dedicated to various regiments that fought in the battle. The driving path cuts right through the town, so it's also easy to...More

Thank WPLandry
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful experience for any history nut. The park is large and requires a full day to see it all but you can come and go at your leisure.

Thank Shawn P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a day here, and we understand why people plan longer visits. The wonderful Visitors Center could take a day itself if one saw the whole museum. Battlefield Cyclorama breathtaking. We took one of the 2 hour bus tours with a Certified Battlefield Guide,...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband loves reading about the Civil War. We have been trying to visit this park for many years and our trip home from New Orleans allowed us the time to spend a morning touring this location. We followed the Auto Tour which allowed us...More

Thank Susaneac
Reviewed 2 days ago

We thought that we knew a lot about the battle. We learned so much more by site and sound. The guides are wonderful.

Thank 48am72
Reviewed 3 days ago

The information on the tour was wonderful. The tour guide really knew her stuff. It was evident that she had researched the battle for eons.

Thank Stuart S
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22 August 2017|
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Response from mjmcgehee15 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest 6 hours, depending how many times you stop...also might be a good idea to take 2 days to go on auto tour--3 hours each day then you get to really soak all the beauty & history in.. have a great time!
Laura B
14 August 2017|
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Response from Ronald W | Reviewed this property |
hi, it all depends on how much you want to see. if you just want to see highlights of gettysburg 1 day should be good, if you want more endepth with viewing all museums shops etc. figure 2-3 days, as for philadelphia you... More
Lisa C
25 June 2017|
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Response from Marie-louise L | Reviewed this property |
I know they cell a cd at the park but I am not sure if there is anything available to download. We did a three hour car tour with a guide