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The Eternal Light Peace Memorial

Oak Hill, Off of Mummasburg Road, Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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End here and carry the light

We could all do better to carry the light and preserve the peace instead of continuing concluded... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ontario76
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Oakville, Canada
Beautiful and Humbling

I had a great life lesson at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial. Don't walk while you are taking... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
dutch49117
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New Buffalo, Mi
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I live in the Gettysburg area and really enjoy The Eternal Light Peace Memorial off of Mummasburg Road. We used to go there in the evening when I was growing up and was a favorite stopping place. It was commemorated in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The flame is always on, although there was a period of time when it was not.
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Oak Hill, Off of Mummasburg Road, Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could all do better to carry the light and preserve the peace instead of continuing concluded battles. Thanks for the reminders.

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I had a great life lesson at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial. Don't walk while you are taking pictures! Fell over a parking bumper. The view is beautiful all around and this memorial is larger than it looks from a distance. My picture was of...More

Thank dutch49117
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Always a must stop for us on any Gettysburg trip! It's usually quite peaceful, even with the tour buses and all the others. The whole battlefield is amazing!

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Definitely purchase the $21.99 audio tour at the visitors center. This is one of the stops. It was windy, cold, and serene. It was also telling and applicable to today - why can’t we honor these memorials and follow through on their promise?

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a beautiful setting, looking out from Oak Ridge Hill, which the CSA held at the end of the first day. It was dedicated at the 50th anniversary of the battle. However, at this battlefield,and the others, all I could think of was the...More

Thank Becky T
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Another stop on the battlefield tour is the Eternal Light. It too is a must see as you listen to the detail of its creation, and the events that took place around the area where it is located.

Thank Renee T
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our recent visit to Gettysburg was to visit the Eisenhower Farm. After dark we drove through the battlefield which really gave us a different perspective of the park. The drive was punctuated by seeing The Eternal Light Peace Memorial burning in the darkness.

Thank ge0rgiel0u
Reviewed 15 October 2017

When I get a chance I plan to upload a number of the shots I took surrounding the peace light. This is a beautiful example of the monuments on and around the battlefield

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Another outstanding monument in the Military Park with an eternal flame. It is a must see spot on the auto tour that offers a place to park and see it up close

Thank CarolPNewJersey
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This was our first stop. Very good place to reflect on the happenings going on even today. Peaceful and relaxing.

Thank nanaof1boy3girls
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