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A New Birth of Freedom

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory in the summer of 1863 that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", it was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It also provided President Abraham Lincoln with the setting for his most famous address.

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

Begin your visit to Gettysburg National Military Park at the Museum and Visitor Center with its 22,000 square-foot museum gallery of interactive programs, multi-media presentations, and exhibits featuring relics from one of the largest museum collections in America. Begin your tour of the battlefield park from here with a licensed battlefield guide, take a license-guided tour bus, or discover the story of the battlefield and cemetery on your own. This is the place to start your Gettysburg experience!

Park Events and Ranger Programs

Gettysburg National Military Park offers a full compliment of Summer Ranger Programs (mid-June through mid-August), battlefield walks, Ranger-led Anniversary Battle Walks, evening campfire programs, and special events on weekends including living history groups and band concerts.

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