Gettysburg National Military Park


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Gettysburg National Military Park

Address:97 Taneytown Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone:717-334-1124
Fax:717-334-1891
Web: www.nps.gov/gett/
Size: 5,990 acres.
Established: Park established on February 11, 1895; transferred from War Department, along with cemetery, on August 10, 1933.
Location:In Adams County, Pennsylvania, 50 miles northwest of Baltimore. From north and south, follow US 15 to Gettysburg; from east and west, follow US 30.
Facilities:Youth group campsites, picnic area, rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor center and cycloroma center (é), museum, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, bicycling, auto tour, guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The great Civil War battle fought here July 1-3, 1863, repulsed the second Confederate invasion of the North and resulted in more than 51,000 soldiers being killed, wounded or captured, making it the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Gettysburg National Cemetery (more than 7,000 interments; 1,668 unidentified) adjoins the park. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address here in dedicating the cemetery on November 19, 1863.

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