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Gettysburg National Cemetery

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325 USA

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“Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg”

Gettysburg National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union victory often cited as a turning point in the Civil War. Numerous monuments stand in both the cemetery and battlefield to commemorate the Union and Confederate troops who fought there. At the cemetery’s dedication on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln rose to deliver “a few appropriate remarks,” now known as the Gettysburg Address.  His two-minute speech served as a reminder of the sacrifices of war and the necessity of holding the Union together.  Today, the battlefield and national cemetery form the Gettysburg National Military Park, a National Park Service unit dedicated to preserving and interpreting the battle, its aftermath, and the repercussions of Lincoln’s famous words. A visitors center and museum offer tours and auto, cycling, and hiking paths to park guests. The Gettysburg National Cemetery is one of 14 national cemeteries managed by the National Park Service.

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Gettysburg National Cemetery

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
17325 USA

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Open now until 7:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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