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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Gettysburg National Cemetery and many more Gettysburg attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Gettysburg trip generator.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I'm not a fan of soldier cemeteries open for fandom. I prefer to let them rest in peace but the national parks service seems to love it. It's a bit of Stroll and nice pieces.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The national cemetery is a must see while in Gettysburg. To see where Lincoln gave his famous speech and walk in the steps of many of our presidents just can't be explained until you've experienced it...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    A very nice and well laid out cemetery. The tour is very good. Just walking the grounds let's you realize just how brutal a battle was fought there.  more »
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  • December 9, 2016
    very beautiful and sentimental
  • July 11, 2012
    America at a crossroads, to feel so strongly about something that you are willing to give your life. That is the US Military of today, keeping us strong!!
  • November 20, 2016
    A must see when in town
  • December 26, 2011
    At Gettysburg National Cemetery, who could not but be interested about the history?

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Where to stay in Gettysburg

Though Gettysburg offers plenty of lodging options to suit every visitor's budget, remember that you must reserve your room at least a few months ahead of time if you plan to attend the popular battle reenactments. Many inns in the heart of town offer both a sense of history and many modern amenities, including exercise facilities and both indoor and outdoor pools. You can also choose to stay at a comfortable hotel just northwest of the area's historical battlefield complex, located only minutes from downtown.
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