Somewhere between 7,000 and 8,000 men lost their lives during the three-day Battle of Gettysburg. Most of the Union casualties are now buried in the Gettysburg National Cemetery, but not everyone who died amid the fighting is accounted for.
If you ask a historian what Gettysburg is most famous for, nine out of ten will say one thing: Pickett’s Charge. And if you visit the national military park today, you can actually walk Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg yourself, retracing that fateful, doomed assault.
If all you do is drive this circuit, it will take you about two hours to see the whole battlefield, but I’d recommend setting aside at least twice that amount of time if you really want to experience the battlefield, or an entire day if you’re a real history buff!