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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2024 Ranger Programs

Beginning March 30, Ranger programs will be offered sporadically on Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays. Check at Information Desk for more details.

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

Stay in a historic home on the Gettysburg battlefield during your next visit!

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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 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 CLOSED TO ALL VISITATION on July 26, 2022. It's estimated to reopen to the public in late Spring or early Summer, 2024.

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.

A 3D cut away view of the interior of the David Wills House.
3D Tours

Take a 3D tour of various buildings at Gettysburg NMP and Eisenhower NHS.

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 park ranger leads a group of children on an education program along a stone wall with flags.
Education Programs at Gettysburg

Learn more about planning a field trip, curriculum materials for your class, traveling trunks, professional development and more.

Last updated: May 14, 2024

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