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
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.