Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg

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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  • We got to the cemetery in time for Taps which was great! There was a guide there who gave a tour prior to Taps. We were able to see where Lincoln gave his Gettsburg Address! A special moment for me!  more »
  • We visit here as often as we can. Beautiful cemetery and really does have an effect on a person. Absorb this beautiful place.  more »
  • We took a guided tour with Larry. I now have a greater appreciation after taking the tour. So many unknown soldiers. Details of the Gettysburg address being done right in that area. We were lucky enou...  more »
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  • Our paranormal team went last year and found Gettysburg so fascinating we got a place right in the middle of town which is cheaper to rent (4 bdrooms/2 bathrooms) than get a nice motel rm. There was a comment from a person of the class of 2021 now true this person is young so u can give him/her some leeway but how callous of his comment was. Hopefully compassion will come too this person as they grow older. Heaven help his parents with this child's attitude but I do have faith in young so let's hope for the best.
  • Beautiful and moving piece of American history. A must visit
  • A solemn and meaningful place. Never forget the cost that makes our country free.
  • Take a half day and walk the cemetery. Stop and read some of the names that lost there lives in the battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania.
  • Nice peaceful, relaxing setting. Good for wandering around.
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