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“Sobering Silence”

Ranked #4 of 82 things to do in Gettysburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 May 2018

It was overwhelming to walk the grounds and see all the names of the people, unknown, and veterans from the civil war.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

It is very acessible from town, and doesn't take that long to get there. The trails and monuments are well kept up. It is a good addition along with the nearby Battlefield park.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a place of respect and reverence. The Union soldiers who died in the battle are buried here and this is where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. I believe this is a must visit when visiting Gettysburg. But I believe in what the signs around the Cemetary say: Silence and Respect.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

After a visit to the battlefield, a stop at the National Cemetery is well worth it. Of course, this is where Lincoln gave his famous address, a little disconcerting to me to learn that they cannot pinpoint the exact spot where the speech took place. Doesn't really matter, I spent an hour or so there just contemplating the sacrifice all those men gave for their country. A very sobering visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The Gettysburg Address occurred here (but not where the placard is placed.) It is an easy peaceful walk. NOT for children or bored teenagers.

Date of experience: April 2018
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