Gettysburg The Essential
Centering on Gettysburg National Military Park, which preserves the landscape of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, site of the Civil War's worst carnage, this crossroads town sits amid rolling farmland and forest. It was here that Abraham Lincoln delivered his two-minute Gettysburg Address, one of the nation's most inspirational speeches. The national park incorporates a visitor center, museum, cemetery and driving tour. The former home of 34th US President Dwight D. Eisenhower is located nearby.