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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.
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!!!