Saturday, July 22, 2017

Gettysburg National Military Park


On day 3 of our trip, we decided to visit the Gettysburg National Military Park.  I have been to Gettysburg numerous times.   J and the kids have not.  We started our tour at the Visitor's Center.  It's a beautiful building with information desks, a Starbucks, a cafeteria, museum, cyclorama and short movie.  The movie, museum and cyclorama tickets were reasonable at 15 pp for adults.  They also offer guided auto tours and bus tours.  You can find more information here:  https://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm
 

The film, "A New Birth of Freedom",  was narrated by award winning actor Morgan Freeman and the restored Gettysburg Cyclorama, which depicts the final fury of Gettysburg- "Pickett's Charge".





The Federal Flag


The battlefield hosts  100s of monuments to the soldiers and states that were involved in the Battles at Gettysburg. 


This is the eternal flame Peace Monument.
 

 Miss M and I at the monument.











The Pennsylvania Monument.  It is so large that you can view it from most parts of the Battlefield and is the largest at 110 feet tall. The Pennsylvania State Memorial is a monument in Gettysburg National Military Park that commemorates the 34,530 Pennsylvania soldiers who fought in the July 1 to 3, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.   It was dedicated in 1910, so many survivors of the battle were able to attend the ceremony. 
 

Abraham Lincoln
 

 H and M standing on the stairs of the monument.  We also climbed the inside stairs to the viewing platform at the top of the monument.  


 

Monument of Major General George Gordon Meade 


We could have spent hours touring and have plans to return when it's not so hot outside.   Temps were at 100*F.  

Thanks for stopping by!
~peace and blessings~
Lisa 

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