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Well, we underestimated this place! We thought that we could do this on one day with the Amish country! What a mistake! We were here for the hole day.

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory in the summer of 1863 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 Confederacy", it was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It also provided President Abraham Lincoln with the setting for his most famous address.

A partnership between the National Park Service and the Gettysburg Foundation, based on the 1999 General Management Plan for Gettysburg National Military Park, has resulted in the construction of a new Museum and Visitor Center located at 1195 Baltimore Pike (Rt.

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97) in Cumberland Township, Adams County. Newly opened in 2008, the center has information to orient visitors to the park and Gettysburg, hosts a museum on the Civil War from beginning to dramatic end featuring items from the massive museum collection of Civil War and Gettysburg artifacts, and houses the fully restored Gettysburg Cyclorama. The $135 million dollar project has been funded through generous donations of corporations and individuals alike.

The Official Map and Guide for Gettysburg National Military Park is available to visitors at the park information desks year round and at the entrance stations during the summer months. The map and guide offers suggestions for seeing the battlefield including the self-guided auto tour, driving tips, walking trails, a brief overview of the three days of battle, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The brochure also provides regulations pertaining to park roads and avenues, protection of park resources, and general safety tips for visitors.

We were moved by the amazing battlefields and museum/film about the civil war. You must see it for yourself!!!

azsalsa says:
Nice pics, Petra. The Civil War is a fascinating part of American history (although my favorite is the Revolutionary War period). Pennsylvania has some beautiful country as your pictures show. If you ever want to fulfill the rest of that childhood dream, come out to Phoenix. Mark and I will be glad to give you the grand tour of the Grand Canyon!
Posted on: Apr 10, 2009
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