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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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  • I’m glad we did this first thing in the morning..no one was there and it was very peaceful! I recommend walking around the whole thing 
    I’m glad we did this first thing in the morning..no one was there and it was very peaceful! I recommend walking around the whole thing  more »
  • After finishing a 3 1/2 hour, 12 mile bike tour with Bob of GettysBike tours, he mentioned that he was doing the nightly free guided tour at the cemetery at 5:30pm at the site of Lincoln's... 
    After finishing a 3 1/2 hour, 12 mile bike tour with Bob of GettysBike tours, he mentioned that he was doing the nightly free guided tour at the cemetery at 5:30pm at the site of Lincoln's...  more »
  • To get the most out of the cemetery go for one of the ranger programs. Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address somewhere in the cemetery. Where? One marker says inside the chain link fence, another... 
    To get the most out of the cemetery go for one of the ranger programs. Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address somewhere in the cemetery. Where? One marker says inside the chain link fence, another...  more »
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  • The experience at Gettysburg was a solemn venture. It is a free self-guide tour, or if you want a more detailed experience, there are available tour guides in the area. Our family choose the self guided exploration of the grounds. It was an honor to walk among the beautiful landscape, immaculate stones, and to see the craftsmanship of the monuments here. There is a bit of walking, so make sure to bring some water or even a snack. The park can be fully explored in few hours. There was a parking lot adjacent to the park that had adequate parking. There is also a museum on the grounds, but it was not open when we visited here. What a great source of American history for the family! A must see if you’re traveling in the area!
  • If you love history like I do, this is the place you must visit. So many sacrificed it all, young and old. This is a special place for me. A must on your stop in Gettysburg.
  • What a experience when we walked around the cemetery among so many graves…..so much history, which keep reminding us don’t forget the past and learn from the past…..The cemetery is very close to the National Military Park visitor center and museum, an easy two minutes drive. There is a parking lot right across the street from the entrance of the cemetery, no vehicles are allowed in the cemetery.
  • Look at the size of this tree in the cemetery. Was very clean and nice. Well kept. Great visit.
  • Beautiful all around. Very peaceful. Very moving.

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