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.
Gettysburg National Military Park Reviews
I highly recommend getting tickets to the film, cyclorama and museum on line ahead of time as the line in the morning is quite long. We have already made reservations and walked right to the front. Al... more »
Took the two hour guided bus tour of the battlefield. Well worth the money! Tour guide was fantastic. Battlefield is amazing to see. more »
I absolutely love that they have put so much effort in preserving the battlefields. We enjoy visiting Gettysburg. The people working at visitors center were very helpful and knowledgeable. We're from Michigan so we wanted to see the Michigan memorials. The man at the service desk knew exactly where they were and marked them on our map. The employees in the bookstore were super friendly also.
I have been here many times. All season are beautiful here but the fall is especially beautiful.The backdrop of the mountains with the changing leaves is truly awesome to experience. Temps are very nice then too. Winter can be very cold and windy here but I have been there in February and still enjoyed it. A Summer day can be very very hot if not under trees which there are some in the park but again still enjoyed it. A bike ride is challenging because the park is very large but doable. Nice place to spend a day with a family for very little money. It does take a day because there are many monuments. I wont recommend it to small children. Pack a picnic lunch and just enjoy this land that is so important to your American history.
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