Gettysburg National Military Park

Battle scene

The Battle of Gettysburg

Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg PA 17325 (Museum and visitor center)

One of the best-known and most studied battlefields in the world is visited by well more than a million people a year, so expect crowds and traffic in the peak season. Many believe the three-day battle here July 1–3, 1863, decided the outcome of the war. This beautiful park offers a driving tour that covers some of the best-known areas of the battlefield including Little Round Top, Cemetery Ridge, Pickett's Charge and Culp's Hill. Abraham Lincoln dedicated the National Cemetery here.

The visitor center offers free ranger help, a schedule of tours and park maps. A fee is charged for the excellent museum, a film and the famous Gettysburg Cyclorama painting.

Visitor center open 8 am–6 pm April–October (closes one hour earlier other times). The park roads are open 6 am-10 pm April-October. Closed at 7 pm other times. Admission to the visitor center and the battlefield is free. A combination ticket for the museum, Cyclorama and film is $12.50/adult.


Also in Gettysburg: Seminary Ridge Museum, Shriver House Museum, David Wills House