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Broaden Your Civil War Knowledge in Gettysburg

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Posted On 07/14/2021 09:22:11

Pennsylvania | Gettysburg | Gettysburg National Military Park | Civil War | History | Museum | Visitor Center | Cyclorama | Battlefield

Broaden Your Civil War Knowledge in Gettysburg


It was in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that the Union's Civil War victory became more probable. A visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park is like a trip back to 1863, the year of the bloodiest of the wars and President Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address". The museum, visitor center, film and cyclorama provide an introduction and a driving tour of the battlefields tells even more of the story.

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Are you interested in the Civil War history of the United States?

One of the main reasons for planning our extended trip was to explore some of the national park sites that we have yet to see. With Gettysburg being only an hour away from Harpers Ferry, it was the perfect addition to our itinerary.

After spending a good part of the day in Gettysburg, we can honestly say that it is tough to see all that there is in just one day. We started by watching a film narrated by Morgan Freeman followed by the amazing cyclorama (a precursor to films) created in 1884. Next, we spent a couple of hours trying to get an overview of the museum.

Once we started out on a self-guided driving tour of the battlefield, we realized that we hadn't allotted nearly enough time! Plus, we really didn't want to spend too much time hiking and climbing since we are still trying to get Scott's knee back to full working order!

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