Gettysburg Photos: Images of Gettysburg, PA

Cannon at the site of Picket's Charge, Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania.

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Gettysburg is an important historic site that attracts visitors from all over the country to participate in a wide variety of activities including walking and driving tours, campfire programs, living history demonstrations, Junior Ranger programs and specialized group tours. The Pennsylvania countryside surrounding Gettysburg is beautiful and offers lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. See the following photos of Gettysburg and learn more about this region.

For more getaway planning information, see A Visitors Guide to Gettysburg.

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Take a Photo Tour of Gettysburg

Gettysburg Cemetery Hill
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The Gettysburg Battlefield extends along 40 miles of scenic roads and has 1,400 monuments, markers, and memorials that commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Oliver Otis Howard

Oliver Otis Howard
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Oliver Otis Howard was a Union general in the American Civil War. He fought from the first battle of Bull Run through the Gettysburg campaign.

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Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center

Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center opened in 2008 and features 139,000 square feet of exhibit space, a theater, bookstore, and restaurant.

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Gettysburg Cyclorama Painting

Gettysburg Cyclorama Painting
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The Gettysburg Cyclorama is the largest oil painting in North America and depicts the Gettysburg Battlefield in amazing detail. The one-of-a-kind circular painting​ measures nearly 400 feet by 80 feet. The painting underwent a multi-million restoration and reopened in 2008. The Cyclorama painting is a "must see" when visiting Gettysburg.

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Gettysburg Horseback Tours

Gettysburg Horseback Tours
© Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visitors enjoy scenic rides and tour the Gettysburg National Military Park by horseback.

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Shriver House Museum

Shriver House Museum
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The Shriver House Museum provides a glimpse at the civilian experience during and after the deadliest battle ever fought on American soil. The home of George and Hettie Shriver has been restored to it's original 1860's appearance and displays many artifacts from that time period.

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Gettysburg-Re-enactment

Gettysburg Re-enactment
© Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Several Civil War Re-enactments are held throughout the year at Gettysburg. These events are a great time to visit the battlefield and learn more about the historic war.

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Gettysburg Monuments in Fall

Gettysburg Monuments in Fall
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Gettysburg is especially beautiful when the leaves change during the fall season. It is a nice time to tour the battlefield and learn more about the Civil War.

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Gettysburg Antiques

Gettysburg Antiques
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Gettysburg is a charming historic town with great antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants.

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Abraham Lincoln - Gettysburg

Abraham Lincoln Statue
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Abraham Lincoln visited Gettysburg after the end of the Civil War to help dedicate the National Soldiers Cemetery. He spoke briefly and inspired the nation to move forward with his "Gettysburg Address". This statue of Lincoln is at the entrance to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

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Gettysburg Museum Exhibits

Gettysburg Museum Exhibits
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center tell the story of the American Civil War and Battle of Gettysburg through a variety of exhibits, interactive displays, and films.

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Pennsylvania Monument

Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

 This monument is dedicated to the Civil War soldiers of Pennsylvania.

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Adams County, Pennsylvania Scenery

Adams County, Pennsylvania Scenery - Covered Bridge
© Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

The scenery around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is beautiful. Here is a view of a covered bridge nearby in Adams County.

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North Carolina Monument

North Carolina Monument at Gettysburg
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

 This monument is dedicated to the Civil War soldiers of North Carolina.

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Virginia Monument

Virginia Monument at Gettysburg
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

 This monument is dedicated to the Civil War soldiers of Virginia.

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Winfield Scott Hancock

Winfield Scott Hancock
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Winfield Scott Hancock was a Union General who was noted for his leadership during the Civil War.

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Dobbin House - Gettysburg

Dobbin House - Gettysburg
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Dobbin House is a colonial restaurant and a house that dates back to 1776. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the top restaurants in Gettysburg.

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Gettysburg Parade

Gettysburg Parade
© Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

Gettysburg hosts many special events throughout the year to honor and remember the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Gettysburg in the Fall

Gettysburg in the Fall
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Gettysburg is especially beautiful during the fall season.

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Brother to Brother

Brother to Brother
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The Civil War was the only war where Americans fought against each other. This monument reminds us that brothers fought against brothers.

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Majestic Theater Performing Arts Center

Majestic Theater Performing Arts Center
Photo © Don Pearce

The Majestic Theater Performing Arts Center was beautifully restored in 2005 and offers a wide range of performing arts and cinema.

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Gettysburg Castle Monument

Gettysburg Castle Monument
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The castle monument at the top of Little Roundtop is dedicated to the 12th and 44th New York Infantry.

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Maryland Monument

Maryland Monument at Gettysburg
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

 This monument is dedicated to the Civil War soldiers of Maryland.

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Town of Gettysburg

Town of Gettysburg
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Gettysburg is a charming historic town with great antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants.

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Gettysburg Hotel

Gettysburg Hotel
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The Gettysburg Hotel dates back to 1797 and is located in the heart of downtown Gettysburg.

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Abraham Lincoln Sculpture

Abraham Lincoln Sculpture - Gettysburg
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

These sculptures of Abraham Lincoln are on display at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

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View from Little Round Top

View from Little Round Top
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Little Round Top was one of many areas of conflict during the bloody struggles at Gettysburg on July 2nd, 1863. Today, visitors stand on the hillside and see an expansive view of the region.

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Eisenhower National Historic Site

Eisenhower National Historic Site
© S Robertson

Dwight D. Eisenhower retired in Gettysburg after World War II. Visitors can visit the Eisenhower National Historic Site and tour the home, enjoy a self-guided walk around the farm, or join a park ranger for a guided tour.

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Gettysburg Segway Tour

Gettysburg Segway Tour
© Jeremy Hess

Visitors take a Segway personal transporter on a spin through the town of Gettysburg and join a Licensed Battlefield Guide for a unique experience. Along the way, they learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, with rest stops at key locations on the Gettysburg Battlefield.

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Hollabaugh Bros. Apple Orchard

Hollabaugh Bros. Apple Orchard
© Erin Bagnell, RichmondVa.org

Adams County is apple country and home to the National Apple Museum and the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail. There are several apple orchards in the region.

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Gettysburg Cemetery

Gettysburg Cemetery
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

More than 165,000 soldiers fought in the Battle of Gettysburg and 51,000 soldiers became casualties in what remains the largest battle ever fought in North America. Gettysburg National Military Park serves as a cemetery and a memorial to those who died during this tragic event.

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New York Monument

New York Monument - Gettysburg
Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

 This monument is dedicated to the Civil War soldiers of New York.

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