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 color map of the Gettysburg battlefield with black, pink, purple, and blue lines designating roads
Road Construction Projects and Closures

Beginning on June 12, 2023, park roads on the southern portion of the battlefield will be repaved. This project will last four months.

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.

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2023 Ranger Programs and Battle Walks

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

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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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Little Round Top Rehabilitation Project

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

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: September 18, 2023

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Gettysburg, PA 17325

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