Gettysburg Journals

Gettysburg - So Much To See , So Little Time

An October 2002 trip to Gettysburg by gheald

Quote: This journal describes some of the many sights and activities of Gettysburg. A city rich in history, it also has many "touristy" areas for those not so interested in the Civil War.

Gettysburg - So Much To See , So Little Time

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Overview

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The highlight of our trip to Gettysburg was the Civil War Battlefield (Gettysburg National Military Park). It's amazing how much fighting took place here in just three short days. We spent most of our time touring the Battlefield, which can take more than a day if you spend a lot of time in the visitor center or viewing the MANY monuments that states have erected to honor those who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. We also visited the National Civil War Wax Museum, which was very interesting. The Gettysburg National Cemetery is also a worthwhile visit. It contains the Soldiers' National Monument, which is near the spot where President Lincoln delivered his lege...Read More

Gettysburg National Military Park and Cemetery

Attraction | "Gettysburg Nat'l Park Visitor's Center Museum"

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The first stop on a visit to Gettysburg National Military Park should be the park visitor center. Here you will find the usual maps, tour guide info, ranger led programs info, giftshop/bookstore, and an incredible Civil War museum. Here you will find the largest Civil War collection in the National Park Service with more than 40,000 artifacts. The museum contains exhibits which portray the living conditions and daily life of a Civil War soldier. You will view the living quarters (tents) of both enlisted men and officers, which shows the officer's "upgraded amenities". In these camps you will see personal items such as bedding, dishes, and writing desks in the officer's tents; items for "battlin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 20, 2003

Gettysburg National Military Park and Cemetery
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania