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State of Pennsylvania Monument

Hancock Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Beautiful Monument

Large and beautiful monument, centrally located in the historic surrounding battlefields. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Climb the Spiral Staircase to the Top

This is the most beautiful monument at Gettysburg. Be sure to climb the spiral staircase to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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"worth the climb"
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"winged victory"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Large and beautiful monument, centrally located in the historic surrounding battlefields. The carvings/sculptures are explained on the outside of the monument. Take the stairs to the top of the monument for a birds' eye view of the grounds. Kids loved climbing to the top.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most beautiful monument at Gettysburg. Be sure to climb the spiral staircase to the observation deck. From the top, you have a great vantage point of the battlefield, espcially the Pickett's Charge field. I recommend you first visit the grand Virginia memorial...More

Thank endhome
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for the Museum and Visitor Center but first came upon the National Military Park so turned into the lot. We saw a huge monument and decided to explore it and it turned out to be the Pennsylvania Monument. We climbed to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pennsylvania Monument is quite large and has several full size statues on it including one of President Lincoln. You can visit the lower level or you can climb up the many stairs if you are hardy enough to get a fabulous view of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Proud of my states monument! Beautifully done, and the largest. Climb the steps for a great view of the surrounding area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful memorial stands along Cemetery Ridge, the Union battle line on July 2, 1863. It stands alone in a grassy area, commanding a view of the area. You can clumb up in it for an even better view. It is the biggest monument in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never knew there were stairs to climb to the top of this monument! It's an awesome perspective at the top of the battlefield. And there are bronze plaques pointing out the key areas and the distance! Well worth the climb!

Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This monument is for the 34,530 Pennsylvania soldiers who fought at Gettysburg July 1 to 3, 1863. Cannons and memorials surrounding this. Spiral steps up but not too many. When you see the view you can perhaps imagine the fighting.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Walking or driving along the one way system alongside the canons and small reminders as to how it all played out - very moving. You can imagine the battle raging around you monument itself is amazing. Make sure you walk up the spiral stairs to...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

My son (9) and I went to see the Pennsylvania Monument and found it very informative, listing all the units that were involved in the battle. We also climb up to the observation deck at the monument which had brass pointers, which identified the various...More

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Response from pennstatetraveler | Reviewed this property |
From a military historian friend: There are different kinds of cannons near the PA monument. The barrels on most of them are quite real. There are 10-pounder Parrotts, some 3-inch ordnance rifles (including just a few poor... More
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