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 stands beside a monument as she presents a virtual program via a digital tablet.

Social Media, Virtual Tours, and More!

Keep up to date with all of our social media platforms, virtual park programs & tours, research our archives, and read our Seminar articles.

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. Learn more and follow our progress.

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 prescribed fire moves across the western face of Little Round Top from left to right through field

Prescribed Fires on the Battlefield

See photos & videos of prescribed fires on the battlefield and learn more about how prescribed fires help preserve the battlefield viewshed.

Last updated: March 31, 2020

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Gettysburg, PA 17325

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