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.

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Start Your Battlefield Visit Here

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

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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 black and white photo of two women and one man in front of a very large stack of boulders.

Devil's Den Rehabilitation Project

Devil’s Den closed for rehabilitation on Monday, March 21 and will be closed for five to six months to address erosion and safety issues.

A black and white photo of a rocky hill in the distance and a rock strewn field in front.

Little Round Top Rehabilitation Project

Little Round Top will CLOSE for approx. 18 months (Spring '22) to address safety & accessibility concerns and preserve & protect the hill.

A park ranger presents a Winter Lecture program to a  group of visitors in the theater.

Spring Ranger Programs

National Park Service rangers offer FREE programs that explore key moments and locations on the Gettysburg battlefield.

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

David Wills house reopens on April 23!

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

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.

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!

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.

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 of two men sitting on a rock, among a grove of trees, behind a stone wall.

Culp's Hill Rehabilitation Project

Learn more about the Culp's Hill rehabilitation project, the project area map, and see the project timeline details via our photo albums.

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. Learn more and follow our progress.

Last updated: May 16, 2022

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