A New Birth of Freedom

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, 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".

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Have you experienced Gettysburg? This video shows you what it's like to visit Gettysburg National Military Park. From the veil of early morning fog through the day's setting sun, visitors experience all the incredible history of the battlefield.

The park sign is visible in front of the corner of the Museum and Visitor Center.

Start Your Battlefield Visit Here

Begin your visit to the battlefield at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

A park ranger presents a program on the battlefield. He is surrounded by dozens of visitors.

Fall Ranger Programs

Learn more about what ranger programs are offered throughout the year for visitors of all ages. Seasonal schedules are posted here.

The only know picture of Abraham Lincoln during the November 19, 1863 cemetery dedication ceremony.

Dedication Day Events

Numerous events take place on November 19 each year. This date marks the anniversary of the dedication of Soldiers' National Cemetery.

A park ranger marches with students at one of the historic homes on the battlefield.

Education Programs at Gettysburg

Field Trips, Distance Learning, Traveling Trunks, Teacher Workshops, Homeschool Days and more! September 2019 through August 2020

These Then & Now pictures compare the battlefield from over 150 years ago with present day pictures.

Then and Now Pictures

Use the slider to show what the battlefield looked like over 150 years ago compared to what it looks like today!

Confederate living historians demonstrate how to load and fire a cannon to a large group of visitors

Living History Programs

From the roar of artillery to the flash of bayonets, living history demonstrations help bring the past to life.

Ike and Mamie Eisenhower pose for a picture at their home in Gettysburg, PA.

Visit Eisenhower National Historic Site

Visit the home and farm of General & President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie. This was the only home the Eisenhower's ever owned.

Yellow leaves on the ground and small U.S. flags fly over graves in the Soldiers' National Cemetery.

National Cemetery Virtual Tour

This five-stop Virtual Tour includes photographs and a Gettysburg Address video so that all visitors can experience this hallowed ground.

The Wills House from the diorama exhibit of downtown Gettysburg inside the Wills House.

David Wills House

The home of Gettysburg attorney David Wills and where President Lincoln put the finishing touches on his Gettysburg Address.

Last updated: October 2, 2019

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Mailing Address:

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone:

(717) 334-1124

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