The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War with the Union victory in the summer of 1863 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 Confederacy", it was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It also provided President Abraham Lincoln with the setting for his most famous address. Plan to spend a minimum of four hours at the park, though an entire day is more desirable if you wish to take advantage of the museum and Electric Map program, have a leisurely tour of the park, and visit nearby attractions.
|Address:||97 Taneytown Road
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325