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Gettysburg National Military Park - FURTHER INFORMATION

Gettysburg National Military Park - Gettysburg visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Gettysburg National Military Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Pennsylvania.

The Pensylvania Monument stands in Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg. At the base of the domed monument is a plaque listing each Pennsylvania regiment, and the names of the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburga. The monument was erected between 1909-10 following an Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1907. It commemorates the 'patriotic devotion, heroism, and self-sacrifice of the officers and soldiers of the Pennsylvania Volunteers'. The park is next to the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

The Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania is one of the most important national monuments in the United States of America, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state. The park contains preserved parts of the battlefield of the Battle of Gettysburg and has a number of exhibits including the Camp Life: Civil War Collections and the The New Museum and Visitor Center. The par and grounds are open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from April 1 to October 31, and 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. November 1 to March 31.

The Gettysburg National Military Park was established as a memorial to the fallen men of the Conferderate and Union armies that fought the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg here between July 1 and July 3, 1863, during the American Civil War. It developed from concerned citizens who established the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association in 1864 to preserve parts of the battlefield as a memorial to the Union troops. In 1895 the lands were transferred to the Federal government who established the Gettysburg National Military Park. The park was administered by a commission of Civil War veterans and developed as a memorial the fallen of both armies. In 1933 management of the park transferred to the National Park Service.

Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg is one of the things the area is most famous for. This battle took place between July 1 and July 3, 1863, during the American Civil War. It was one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war, had the highest number of casualties and is often considered to be the turning point of the war. The Battle of Gettysburg involved the Union Army of the Potomac, led by Major General George Gordon Meade and the Confederate's Army of Northern Virginia, led by General Robert E Lee. The Union forces occupied the high ground and had superior numbers (93,921 men verses the Confederate's 71,699 men). By the end of the battle both sides had lost roughly the same number of men, but the Confederate Army had been broken and this effectively ended the invasion of the North by their forces. The Battle of Gettysburg left some 8,000 men and 3,000 horses dead, with a further 27,000 wounded. Both sides also each reported about 5,500 men missing or captured. It was after this battle that President Abraham Lincoln delivered his most famous speech - the Gettysburg Address. The text of this moving speech can be found on the Gettysburg Town page.


Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike,
Pennsylvania, USA
(717) 334-1124


Car: Gettysburg National Military Park is about 2 miles south of the center of Gettysburg on the 97 (Baltimore Pike road). It is 40 miles south of Harrisburg.

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