The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
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Gettysburg, PA is one of the most visited small towns in the United States. While the Gettysburg Reenactment is one of the major events there are several other none Civil War related events and fairs throughout the year such as the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival and events sponsored by Gettysburg Fest and Gettysburg Outlets. To keep up on news and events in town, the Gettysburg Times is an excellent resource.
If you are doing research on the Gettysburg Battle, there are many excellent resources such as the Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg College, and of course the Gettysburg National Military Park library in the visitor’s center. Civil War Trust has a good page on Gettysburg facts and summary. While in the visitors center take some time to enjoy their museum and of course the beautifully restored Gettysburg Cyclorama. You can plan your visit to coincide with one of the many volunteer days sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation and take an active part in the restoration of the Gettysburg Battlefield. Gettysburg tours feature audio or guided tours of the battlefield and of course you can also hire your own personal battlefield guide to tour the battlefield in the comfort of your own vehicle.
“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us–that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion–that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”
Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address text