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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. 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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  • Went late(6 PM) on June 12th. was impressed with the statue of Lew Armistead. Walked the older part of the cemetery, interesting to read inscriptions on tombstones.  more »
  • On our trip this was one thing mt husband wanted to do. Things are laid out really nice and even so that you can enjoy reading and looking around.  more »
  • Great stop and you must travel off the tour to get there! We made it our last stop and it was a Great Finish to a Great tour of the battlefield.  more »
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  • very beautiful and sentimental
  • 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!!
  • A must see when in town
  • 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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