Gettysburg National Battlefield

by Editorial Team | January 28th, 2007 | Destination Highlight

The Gettysburg Battlefield is one of the most visited and written about battlefields ever recorded. There are many attractions beyond the battlefield in Gettysburg to see and enjoy. The Lincoln Center offers a unique walk back into history into the live portrayal, Mr. Lincoln Returns. The American Civil War museum has been visited by more than 8 million curious history lovers since 1962. There is a digitally enhanced battleroom that brings history back to life with life sized dioramas of the Civil War. Gettysburg also offers a tour of the Eisenhower home, which retains nearly all its original furnishings, and offers an intimate glimpse into the life and times of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Down the street a bit, visitor’s can experience the General Lee’s Headquarters Museum. Visitors will see the kitchen of the house restored to its 1863 appearance complete with some of the original furnishings. It was in this room that General Lee and his subordinates used the table to plan the Battle of Gettysburg, considered by most to be the turning point of the Civil War.Gettysburg has some of the most beautiful accomodations that also date back to the period of the war. There are plenty of tour guides available for sight seeing through the town or to guide you through the famous battlefield. The Gettysburg cemetary is at the top of the list for sights to see as it is the final resting place of those who sacrificed their lives for this country. It is the final resting place for American soldiers and dependents from the Civil War through the Vietnam conflict. This is also the site of President Abraham Lincoln’s November 19, 1863 speech, The Gettysburg Address, and the dedication of the National Cemetery. There are so many things to do and see and you don’t want to miss any of it so it is best that you begin your tour of Gettysburg at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center. Here you will see the Electric Map presentation and view the Gettysburg Museum of the Civil War, and Licensed Battlefield guides are standing by, ready and available for your own personalized tour.

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