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Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Gettysburg National Military Park

Location: Adams County, PA  Map

Area: 3,965 acres (16.05 km2)

 

Gettysburg National Military Park is located in Adams County, Pennsylvania in USA. It covers an area of 3,965 acres (16.05 km2) of a former battle site that became the famous as the largest engagement between the North/ Union and the South/ Confederate armies during the Civil War. Over 43,000 artifacts can be found in the National Park Museum and visitor center of the National Park. Today, the Gettysburg National Military Park has more wooded land than in 1863, as well as more roads for tourists. There are efforts to bring the park back to a state similar to that of the civil war period.

 

 

 

Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, ☎ +1 717 334-1124. 6AM-10PM. Gettysburg is the site of one of the most important battles of the American Civil War, and the largest land battle ever fought in North America. This National Park Service controls most of the area surrounding the small town and preserves the historic battle field. The museum and visitor center are run by the Gettysburg Foundation, a non-profit partner of the National Park Service at Gettysburg. The visitor center houses the museum collection as well as special exhibits from across the country and the fully restored Gettysburg Cyclorama, a must-see for any visit. You can also hire a very knowledgeable licensed battlefield guide here. You can also purchase tour tickets for the Eisenhower Farm. $12.50. The surrounding military park is free and open to the public. At the Visitor Center, you begin your visit to Gettysburg National Military Park. Here you will find information with the best tips for a successful trip in and around Gettysburg. The Visitors' Center also features the film A New Birth of Freedom , which tells the story of the battle told by Oscar winner Morgan Freeman. The cost of the project amounted to 135 million US dollars.

Jennie Wade House, 548 Baltimore St, ☎ +1 717-334-4100. 9AM-5PM. The only Gettysburg citizen killed during the Battle of Gettysburg was 20 year old Jennie Wade, fiancée of Corporal “Jack” Skelly. The old McClellan Home, now the Jennie Wade House and Museum, with but few minor changes and repairs, remains much as Jennie Wade must have known it more than 100 years ago. The walls of the old house, which lived through the Battle of Gettysburg and witnessed the tragic death of Jennie Wade, tell the story of the building and of those in it during the Great Battle.

The Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Ave, ☎ +1 717-334-6245. Daily March—December 9am—5pm. Extended Spring & Summer hours 9am—7 pm. Last tour begins 45 minutes before closing. Presents the entire story of the Civil War era and the Battle of Gettysburg with remarkable realism. Learn the causes, effects and significant personalities that shaped the Civil War and as a result, ultimately, American history. Throughout five hallways of scenes, the museum recreates history with life-sized dioramas of the Civil War. Visitors complete a self-guided museum tour that begins with the economical, social, and political causes of the war and ends with the untimely assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Following the self-guided tour, visitors enter into the internationally acclaimed, digitally enhanced Battleroom Auditorium. Amidst the sounds of thunderous battle cries and bullets, visitors will witness a life-sized recreation of the Battle of Gettysburg. Discover how a small town in rural Pennsylvania became known for one of the bloodiest battles in American history. An animated Abraham Lincoln delivering the immortal Gettysburg Address follows the battle recreation. $5.50 adults / $3 Youth (ages 6 — 17) / 5 & under - free.

 

David Wills House
The David Wills House is the building where Abraham Lincoln completed his famous Gettysburg Address. The lawyer David Wills was the owner of the house and organizer of the inauguration of the Military Cemetery, which took place on 19 November, 1863. On the occasion of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, the David Wills House was opened to the public on February 12, 2009. In the museum, you can visit the rooms where Lincoln prepared for the speech.

Eisenhower National Historic Site. The preserved farm home of US President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

 

 

 

 

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