Greetings from Gettysburg National Military Park

I love our National Parks! Last summer we visited Joshua Tree, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone as a family. We frequently visit our only local National Monument: Cabrillo. But for the past 6 or 7 summers, I have also participated in History teacher summer seminars through NEH, and several have been in NPS sites, such as the one at Gettysburg. I took this photo one evening from Little Round Top overlooking the battlefield. It was such a moving experience. Everyone should visit and treasure our national parks!

Sincerely,
Kimberly

Gettysburg National Military Park

The 1863 battle in this small farming community resulted in more than 50,000 casualties over three days, making it the deadliest engagement of the American Civil War. This battle is now referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Confederacy” — the last meaningful offensive the South would conduct against northern forces. The visitor center at Gettysburg features one of the largest collections of Civil War artifacts in the country.

State(s): Pennsylvania

Established: 1895

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