Trail Closure, May 14-17, 2013
The walking trail from Sykes Avenue to the 20th Maine Monument and old Chamberlain Avenue is temporarily closed for repairs and paving. We anticipate it will reopen on Saturday, May 18.
Towers Closed For Inspection
Observation towers in the park will be temporarily closed for inspections on Thursday, May 16. The closures are: Oak Ridge Tower 8 AM-10 AM; Longstreet Tower 10 AM-12 PM; Culp's Hill Tower 12 PM-2 PM
TEACHER GUIDES FOR RANGER-GUIDED
Lesson preparation booklets for our ranger-guided field programs are easily adaptable for the classroom, even if you are unable to visit Gettysburg. Explore these Cirriculum Materials for lessons on Gettysburg subjects and for further details on these ranger programs, visit our While at the Park page.
"CIVIL WAR PERSPECTIVES"
Four themed programs designed to provide students with a focused story about the soldiers who served during the Civil War, the harsh reality of medical treatment at this time, the civilian experience at Gettysburg, and the importance of the Soldiers' National Cemetery and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Download the Care of the Wounded Program Guide (pdf, 20.8mb)*
Download the Impact of War Program Guide (pdf, 8.85mb)*
Download the Civil War Soldier Program Guide (pdf, 5.75mb)*
Download The Unfinished Work Program Guide (pdf, 21.9mb)*
"BATTLEFIELD FOOTSTEP PROGRAMS"
Download the Pickett's Charge Program Guide (pdf, 18.37mb)*
Download the Battlefield Footsteps Program Guide (pdf, 4.04mb)*
The War For Freedom: A Curriculum
Gettysburg is the best-known and most visited Civil War battlefield in America and for many of our visitors has become a touchstone of the symbolic struggle that decided the future of our nation as one "dedicated to the propostion that all men are created equal." Gettysburg's African Americans, who most likely understood the roots of the conflict better than the town's white residents, were suddenly thrust into the center of a battle that threatened not only their property, but their freedom as well. MORE
Did You Know?
During the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate General John B. Gordon stopped long enough to give aid to a wounded Union general, Francis C. Barlow of New York.