Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg
Located on Taneytown Road, Soldiers' National Cemetery is one of 14 national cemeteries managed by the National Park Service and the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Landscape architect William Saunders designed the cemetery as a wide semi-circle, radiating from a central point to be decorated with a grand monument. The cemetery’s sections were divided by state — smaller states closest to the monument and larger states along the outer radius. It was at the cemetery's dedication that President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863.
Take a virtual tour from the National Park Service.