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“We used the official CD driving tour”

Gettysburg National Military Park
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US$150.00*
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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC
Ranked #1 of 112 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point in the Civil War, was the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion," Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address."
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

It was a cold and windy day. We used the park service official three CD disc tour that can be purchased at the visitor center, and followed the street signage. We took our time, and with a break for lunch we made almost a full day of it. My advice would be not to wait to listen to the next location but let the CD play, then stop it, get out of the car and explore. The battle is well explained and the experience is excellent. The battle fields are well preserved and the monuments are beautiful sculptures by many of America’s best artists from the last century and half. The tour book and audio are available for purchase at the visitor center and I recommend the $30 investment.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We were in Gettysburg for a leadership class. We were fortunate that the leadership class (Gettysburg Leadership Experience) afforded us narrated tours of the battlefield.

While I’m not much for walking around and seeing things, I’m SO glad we did. To have someone educated explaining the war and what the leaders and soldiers experienced at the time was absolutely incredible. So much so that you could help but think of where you’re standing that soldiers fought in that very spot. Humbling.

Thank DE_Auditor
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Walk into history. See where Lee, Picket and Longstreet walked. Wonder what would posess men to walk into gunfire so heavy thatyou knew you would be hit. Think of the Unionsolders from Maine defending a rocky alcove. There are many monuments to warriers from both sides. If you can't find something you like you can nevr be pleased.

Thank dav6440
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

The National Park Service is at it’s best in Gettysburg! The Visitors Center is a tremendous improvement over what was here for years. This is a very special place.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

First visit to Gettysburg. The historical significance is so wonderful. The site is awesome. Everyone should visit and learn the history of the battle. The visit offers a solemn reminder of the hardships of battle. I encourage everyone visiting to delve deep into their own family ancestry to learn more about those who have served the United States in the armed forces.

Thank conleyshane1
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