Gettysburg National Military Park
The small town of Gettysburg in Adam’s County, south-central Pennsylvania was the site of the largest Civil War battle ever waged in the Western Hemisphere. It was here, too, that Abraham Lincoln delivered his immortal address. The bloody Battle of Gettysburg started on July 1, 1863 and lasted two days, resulting in a Union victory. The Gettysburg National Military Park now stands testimony to the battle, incorporating about 6,000 acres of land, 26 miles of park roads and more than 1,400 monuments, markers and memorials.
Address: 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA
Telephone: (717) 334 1124 (Visitor Center)
Transport: There is no public transport system in Gettysburg; commercial bus tours are available
Opening times: Park grounds open daily from 6am to 10pm (April to October,) and 6am to 7pm (November to March); Visitor Centre open daily from 8am to 5pm (September to May), and 8am to 6pm (June to August)