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Gettysburg Travel Guide
Past and present are inextricably linked in Gettysburg. The American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's famous "Gettysburg Address" will forever be associated with this Pennsylvania city. The 1863 Battle of Gettysburg overwhelmed the small town as swarms of Union and Confederate troops converged there for the bloody three-day battle. Today, Gettysburg is the site of a successful historic preservation project that has resulted in the restoration of Civil War-era architecture, important public lands, and historical sites such as the Jenny Wade or Schriver House. Visitors will enjoy the Gettysburg National Military Park, where they can see the historic battlefield and its hundreds of monuments and memorials. Take a step back in time and visit one of the town's heritage museums, which outline the structures, furnishings, and artifacts of a bygone era. Stay at a vintage bed and breakfast or dine in a historic restaurant or pub and absorb the ambiance of Gettysburg's history.