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".

Welcome to Gettysburg National Military Park

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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.

Gettysburg in Spring. Magnolia tree in full bloom with Pennsylvania monument in the background.

Spring & Summer Programming Schedule

We offer programs for visitors of all ages. Enjoy our FREE ranger-led hikes, walks, and talks that explore key moments on the battlefield.

Living History programs at Gettysburg NMP include black powder cannon demonstrations.

Living History Programs

Living History programs at Gettysburg take place every weekend from April-October and include black powder rifle and cannon demonstrations.

A park ranger demonstrates how to load and fire a cannon with a Great Task Experience group.

The Great Task Experiences

Great Task weekends are leadership experiences that ask groups to apply leadership lessons from the battlefield and apply them at home.

A group of teachers gather for the Summer Days With Documents workshop.

Just For Teachers

Summer Days With Documents (June 26-29) provides primary source material and instruction for middle and high school teachers. Apply today!

Park Social Media Platforms

Park Social Media Platforms

Stay connected with Gettysburg National Military Park in more ways than ever via all our social media platforms.

A family enjoys getting their picture taken with the Abraham Lincoln statue.

Start Your Visit Here

Begin your visit at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

Last updated: June 2, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone:

(717) 334-1124

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