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Gettysburg

Gettysburg is best known as the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the US Civil War, which had 51,000 casualties, and perhaps better known as the site where President Lincoln delivered the Gettesburg Address.

Practical information

Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Center

102 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg
Tel (717) 334 6274
Website www.gettysburg.travel
Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm

Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg
Tel (717) 334 6274
Website www.gettysburg.travel
Open 8am-5pm daily

Coming & going & local transport

Gettysburg doesn’t have any public transport connections and most travellers drive here. If you don't have access to a car, you'll need to rent one from Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington DC.

Sightseeing, museums & tourist attractions

Gettysburg National Military Park

The site of the Battle of Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln’s address features a museum and visitor centre with exhibits about the Civil War and the site's history.

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg
Tel (717) 334 1124
Website www.nps.gov/gett/
Admission $7.50
Open Jan-Mar 8am-5pm daily; Apr-May 8am-6pm daily; Jun-Aug 8am-7pm daily; Sep-Oct 8am-6pm daily; Nov-Dec 8am-5pm daily


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