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When should you visit a historic site? Historic sites are locations where pieces of political, cultural, or social history have been preserved. Often due to their cultural value. Historic sites can be temples, whole cities, pyramids, castles, churches or any other kind of buildings.

It's a great year-round place, especially for photographers. However, it's a tourist trap and usually busy with many people gathering outside. To beat the crowds avoid weekends and be there in the morning. Also consider visiting at night: Everything is calmer and the tower is nicely illuminated. Check the sunset times here: http://www.timeanddate.com/sun/j...

If you'd like to get inside the museum, you have to get there during the day as it closes at 5:10 PM.

It's also great for photos in winter. Although it can get quite cold. Check monthly weather here: http://www.worldweatheronline.co...

JP Japan

I visited here in the morning and early evening. There are many visitors at any time of day, but never as crowded as in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum nearby. For a more peaceful visit of the dome avoid weekends and be there early morning or late evening.

The park is also known for its gorgeous cherry blossoms. Over 300 cherry trees can be found along the Motoyasu River which flows along the side of the park. They are blooming between mid-March and mid-April. If you'd like to see them check the cherry blossom forecast for the exact time each year: http://www.japan-guide.com/sakura/

JP Japan

I prefer to visit here in early morning. However, it is nice any time...

CLIMATE/WEATHER: Every season is different and a great setting for photos. In summer the average daytime temperature reaches its maximum in July/August: 20°C (68°F). In winter it can get quite cold, the temperature drops below zero -3°C (26°F) in Jan/Feb, even colder during the night.

In the summer months of July and August there is sometimes a market with BBQ and Karaoke.

JP Japan

It is interesting to visit in any season. I like it early morning and early evening.

CLIMATE/WEATHER: Every season is different and a great setting for photos. In summer the average daytime temperature reaches its maximum in July/August: 20°C (68°F). In winter it can get quite cold, the temperature drops below zero -3°C (26°F) in Jan/Feb, even colder during the night.

JP Japan

Since the place is easily accessible and the walk is a low level walk it can be done all year round. Sunsets are beautiful in this place. The best weather with the lowest rainfall is usually between April and June.

GB United Kingdom

Over and over again people recommended autumn for thinner crowds, cooler temps, and a more peaceful experience. The tress in Pennsylvanian are stunning in the fall.
When not to go - July. From everyone I have spoken to this is the most heavily visited month of the year.
However, the Battle of Gettysburg took place July 1, 2 & 3, 1863. If being there on those dates of remembrance is important to you, there is an annual reenactment of the battle. Here is information to purchase tickets to that event. http://www.gettysburgreenactment...

US United States