Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

  • The Battle of Gettysburg took place in the North, when the South invaded the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Ten roads led into Gettysburg, which is a main reason that the battle was fought there. It was easy to locate.
  • The battle was fought July 1-July 3, 1863.
  • The Confederates were confident they would win the battle because Robert E. Lee had just led his army to victory at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia in May.
  • The Union won the Battle of Gettysburg.


Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Battlefield & war artifacts
Sprawling park includes Gettysburg Battlefied & more historic land, plus a Civil War museum.

Eisenhower National Historic Site
Tours of the former President’s home
Tranquil former home of President Eisenhower offers tours, military exhibits & a kids programs.

Gettysburg Heritage Center
Realistic figures in life-size dioramas
Historical spot with self-guided tours features a re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg & more.