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
Plan A Field Trip
If you are planning a trip to Gettysburg National Military Park, begin by reviewing The Best Field Trip Ever! Planning Kit (pdf- 4.56mb). This package includes all of your options, from the film, cyclorama painting and museum exhibits at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, to the David Wills House, to ranger-guided field programs, battlefield tours with Licensed Battlefield Guides, and more!
Once you've reviewed your planning kit and decided on the best options for your group, fill out the NPS Reservations Request Form (pdf) to reserve a program or tour for your class. It's as easy as that!
Did You Know?
In July 1913, over 50,000 Union and Confederate veterans held a reunion at Gettysburg National Military Park to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the battle.