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 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 speaks to a large group of visitors outside in a field.

Ranger Programs

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

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

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 a rocky hill in the distance and a rock strewn field in front.

Little Round Top Rehabilitation Project

The contractor has notified the park that they will close Little Round Top on Tuesday, July 26. The area will be CLOSED for 18 months.

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 six months to address erosion and safety issues.

A park volunteer instructs children on the roles of Civil War artillery soldiers.

Education and Family Programs

Education programs for the 2022-2023 school year. Find out about Field Trip and Virtual Programs, Traveling Trunks, History Labs, and more!

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

Visit the David Wills House

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

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.

Last updated: September 23, 2022

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