Rather than the actual town of Gettysburg, PA, It is the Gettysburg National Military Park that attracts the incredible amount of tourists and visitors every year. It was at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA that Abraham Lincoln gave the world, what is probably the most famous speech in American history.
The speech itself was given on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, the famous words have been memorialised on a plaque and posted for posterity on the memorial in the Gettysburg National Military Park, for all to read, the same words can also be found at the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg and also at The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Due to their power and familiarity to the American people, I am sure that they can be found at many other locations too…
The sheer quantity of memorials that can be seen and visited are too numerous to show and mention here, but if you are interested in the American Civil War, then a visit to the Gettysburg area in Pennsylvania should most definitely be on your agenda.
We could not leave without visiting the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, so this was the next point of call on our whistlestop tour of the area.