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 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!

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

Fall Ranger Programs

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

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.

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!

The Eisenhowers stand arm in arm on the rear patio of their Gettysburg home.

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Learn how you can visit the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie.

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.

Alfred Waud sketches the Gettysburg battlefield from the summit of Little Round Top.

Civil War Timeline

Find out more about how the Battle of Gettysburg fits into the overall Civil War timeline.

Last updated: September 4, 2018

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1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325


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