The Return Visit Statue - Gettysburg, PA
This bronze statue is also referred to as the "Return Visit," and was created by J. Seward Johnson, Jr.. In 1991, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania placed the statue in Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA.
Located outside of the David Wills House, the realistic statue shows President Lincoln greeting a modern-day visitor. Lincoln is holding his top hat forward as he stands with a modern day visitor. Many admire the depiction between past and present. Many feel President Lincoln is pointing to the house, as if he is showing the visitor where he completed his Gettysburg Address.
This statue offers a unique perspective of what it would be like for Lincoln to return today and speak with people interested in the events that occurred during and after the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.
This statue is also well known to tourists who will stop and have their photo taken with the President.