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150 Reasons Why to Visit Gettysburg

On June 28, 1863, Confederate troops marched on Gettysburg. A few days later, nearly 170,000 Union and Confederate troops would converge on the fields and in this small town. The war's most famous battle would rage for three days, leaving 51,000 dead, wounded, captured or missing.

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is the place to begin your visit to Gettysburg. Here visitors will find information on how to visit the park and what to see around Gettysburg. The Visitor Center hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm from April 1 to October 31.

The largest collection of activities to mark the Gettysburg 150th Anniversary will take place on June 28 - July 7, 2013. Below are a few of the activities commemorating an event that shaped the future of our nation. Click here for a complete list of activities.

June 28: Guided Double Decker Tours

June 29: Prelude to Gettysburg: The Cashtown Road

June 29: Sunset Double Decker Bus Tour & Special Monuments Tour

June 29: Eternal Light Peace Memorial Commemoration

June 29-30: A Sacred Trust - Gettysburg Perspectives

June 29-July 5: Celebrate History Music Festival

June 30: Gettysburg - A New Birth of Freedom Commemorative Ceremony

June 30-July 4: War Meets Compassion, The Confederate Field Hospital

July 1-3: Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, The Armies Return

July 1-3: Anniversary Ranger Programs

July 2: Battle of Hunterstown Commemoration

July 2: 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Hanover

July 3: Independence Day Parade

July 4-7: Gettysburg 150th National Civil War Battle Reenactment

July 5: Cornets and Cannons Brass Band Performance

July 6: Confederates Take the Shriver House Reenactment

July 6: Culp Monument Dedication

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