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

Begin your visit to the battlefield at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

A park ranger presents a Winter Lecture program to a  group of visitors in the theater.

Winter Ranger Programs

National Park Service rangers and leading historians offer free hour-long talks exploring important aspects of the Civil War and Gettysburg.

A black and white photo shows the Warfield house property in the early 1900s.

Warfield House Preservation

National Park Service preservationists are at work restoring the James Warfield home. Follow along as the project progresses.

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.

Ike and Mamie Eisenhower pose for a picture at their home in Gettysburg, PA.

Visit Eisenhower National Historic Site

Visit the home and farm of General & President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie. This was the only home the Eisenhower's ever owned.

The Wills House from the diorama exhibit of downtown Gettysburg inside the Wills House.

David Wills House

The home of Gettysburg attorney David Wills was where President Lincoln put the finishing touches on his Gettysburg Address.

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

Education Programs at Gettysburg

Limited dates still available for Spring Ranger Field Programs. And don’t miss our summer teacher workshops. Find out more here.

Last updated: February 25, 2020

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1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325


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