A New Birth of Freedom

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory 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", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".

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Have you experienced Gettysburg? This video shows you what it's like to visit Gettysburg National Military Park. From the veil of early morning fog through the day's setting sun, visitors experience all the incredible history of the battlefield.

The Wills House from the diorama exhibit of downtown Gettysburg inside the Wills House.

David Wills House

The home of Gettysburg attorney David Wills and where President Lincoln put the finishing touches on his Gettysburg Address.

The only known picture of Abraham Lincoln from the November 19, 1863 ceremony.

Dedication Day Events

November 19 marks the anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg.

Yellow leaves on the ground and small U.S. flags fly over graves in the Soldiers' National Cemetery.

National Cemetery Virtual Tour

This five-stop Virtual Tour includes photographs and a Gettysburg Address video so that all visitors can experience this hallowed ground.

The park sign is visible in front of the corner of the Museum and Visitor Center.

Start Your Battlefield Visit Here

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is the place to begin your visit to the battlefield.

A park ranger presents a program on the battlefield. He is surrounded by dozens of visitors.

Ranger Programs

Learn more about what ranger programs are offered throughout the year for visitors of all ages. Seasonal schedules are posted here.

A park ranger points across a green field to two hills in the distance.

Virtual Tour

We offer all our visitors the opportunity to experience the battlefield, no matter where you are, with our park-wide virtual tour!

A park ranger marches with students at one of the historic homes on the battlefield.

Education Programs at Gettysburg

Education programs for the 2021-2022 school year. Find out about Field Trip and Virtual Programs, Traveling Trunks, History Labs, and more!

A black and white photo shows the Warfield house property in the early 1900s.

Warfield House Preservation

National Park Service preservationists are at work restoring the James Warfield home. Follow along as the project progresses.

These Then & Now pictures compare the battlefield from over 150 years ago with present day pictures.

Then and Now Pictures

Use the slider to show what the battlefield looked like over 150 years ago compared to what it looks like today!

A black and white photo of two men sitting on a rock, among a grove of trees, behind a stone wall.

Culp's Hill Rehabilitation Project

The Culp's Hill rehabilitation project is underway! Read more about the project, see the project area map, and more will be uploaded soon.

A park ranger stands beside a monument as she presents a virtual program via a digital tablet.

Social Media, Virtual Tours, and More!

Keep up to date with all of our social media platforms, virtual park programs & tours, research our archives, and read our Seminar articles.

Ike and Mamie Eisenhower pose for a picture at their home in Gettysburg, PA.

Visit Eisenhower National Historic Site

Visit the home and farm of General & President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie. This was the only home the Eisenhowers ever owned.

Last updated: October 27, 2021

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Gettysburg , PA 17325

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