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.

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Start Your Battlefield Visit Here

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is the place to begin your visit to the battlefield.

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Little Round Top Rehabilitation Project

Little Round Top CLOSED TO ALL VISITATION on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Learn more about this rehabilitation project.

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Virtual Tour

We offer all our visitors the opportunity to experience the battlefield, no matter where you are, with our park-wide virtual tour!

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Ranger Programs

Park rangers offer programs that explore key moments and locations on the Gettysburg battlefield.

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The Wisler House parking lot is now OPEN

A new gravel parking area & driveway at the Wisler House, aka “The First Shot House,” at Gettysburg National Military Park is now OPEN.

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!

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.

Last updated: May 24, 2023

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1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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