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Gettysburg National Military Park is a huge place, and you can easily spend a whole day here. The park preserves the site of the most famous battle in the Civil War, and surrounds the town. Unlike many battlefields, you'll be fighting huge crowds, school tours, tour buses, etc. The monuments line the streets of the park, and there are plenty of impressive ones.
There's a designated auto tour that's two-three hours long, and it will take that long to get through it. Note there are several streets and sites NOT on the auto tour that you can wander to, as well as a few trails through the park.
For a sampling of the many memorials in the park - please check out my travelogues.
- Pros:A lot, I mean, A LOT to see
- Cons:A lot, I mean, A LOT to see
- In a nutshell:Plan to spend a while learning about one of the turning points of the Civil War
The last stop on the auto tour - straight across from the Visitors Center. Along with the many gravesites here, there... more travel advice
One of the largest memorials, to those who fought from the battlefield's home state. Parking is a little more limited in... more travel advice
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