We all learned in history class that the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War when the Union army beat Southern Confederate troops in July 1863.
President Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address in November of that year at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, where the battle occurred. The conflict comes to life today with Civil War reenactments in modern-day Gettysburg!
You can explore the Gettysburg National Military Park, with over 1,000 cannons and monuments along over 40 miles of picturesque roads, which also dubs as a shrine to the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought there.
While visiting this US place, you can sleep in a restored historic inn, feast on Civil War-era foods, and discover over 25 museums and attractions, some unlike anywhere else. Some things you can expect to see are:
- The scene of the Gettysburg Address
- General Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters
- Picket’s Charge
- Devil’s Den
- Little Round Top
- You can even meet Abraham Lincoln and take a pic with him!
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