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.

A park ranger leads a group of visitors on a tour of the battlefield.

Fall Ranger Program Schedules

We offer programs for visitors of all ages. Enjoy our FREE ranger-led hikes, walks, and talks that explore key moments on the battlefield.

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

Education Programs at Gettysburg

Education Programs at Gettysburg include Ranger Field Programs, Virtual Field Trips, Traveling Trunks and Maps, and even Live-Streaming!

This picture is from the turn of the 20th century showing three Licensed Battlefield Guides.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Exam

Licensed Battlefield Guide Exam. The written exam, the first part of an intensive, multi-tiered process, will be given on December 2, 2017.

Living History programs at Gettysburg NMP include black powder cannon demonstrations.

Living History Programs

Living History programs at Gettysburg take place every weekend from April-October and include black powder rifle and cannon demonstrations.

Park Social Media Platforms

Park Social Media Platforms

Stay connected with Gettysburg National Military Park in more ways than ever via all our social media platforms.

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!

A family enjoys getting their picture taken with the Abraham Lincoln statue.

Start Your Visit Here

Begin your visit at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

Last updated: October 5, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325


(717) 334-1124

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