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“Sobering Silence”

Gettysburg National Cemetery
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US$150.00*
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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC
Ranked #6 of 110 things to do in Gettysburg
Certificate of Excellence
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Thank jddoog
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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.

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