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

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

A group of around fifteen visitors stand near a National Park Service ranger as she talks to them.
Full List of 2024 Ranger Programs

Summer programs begin June 8. Campfire and Battle Walk schedules are also posted here.

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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!

A photo of the Bushman House with Little Round Top in the background.

The next available reservation window is now open for the Bushman & Slyder houses. Make reservations for January 18 through April 30, 2025.

A black and white photo of a rocky hill in the distance and a rock strewn field in front.
Little Round Top Rehabilitation Project

Little Round Top has reopened to public visitation! Learn more about the project and explore the best ways to visit.

The Pennsylvania Memorial, a large domed memorial, as seen in early evening with a starry sky.

Find the current weather conditions and the extended forecast to know what to expect during your visit.

Three fife players in United States Civil War dress.
Annual Music Muster

On August 2 and 3, the 27th Annual Gettysburg Music Muster celebrates the music and dance of the Civil War. All performances are FREE.

A group of United States soldiers use a cannon in front of the Pennsylvania Memorial.
Living History Programs

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

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!

Last updated: July 15, 2024

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