Just a quarter of my family lived in the United States at the time of the Civil War, so I don't have a whole lot of ties to that particular era of American history. That being said, the Gettysburg National Military Park is a pretty fascinating place to visit. It's certainly a very somber spot given the thousands of casualties which occurred during the battle, but the 1,328 monuments built to honor those also make it a beautiful place to wander through. I've driven the self-guided auto tour a couple of times over the last four years and each time I spot something I hadn't noticed the last time. My favorite three spots on the route through are the tower overlook of the Eisenhower farm, Little Round Top, and as of this last visit - the Pennsylvania Memorial. All three have amazing views which give quite a bit of perspective to the history of the land surrounding them.