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
A New Birth of Freedom
The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".
Come to the Park!
Ranger programs, guided tours, concerts and special events make Gettysburg a special place to visit. Need suggestions? We have some for you!Read More
150th Anniversary of Gettysburg, 2013
Plan on coming for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg? Here's where you can find out what's in store!Read More
Start Your Visit Here
Begin your visit at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center!Read More
Interested in what's coming up at Gettysburg, including 150th Anniversary activities? Check our Schedule of Events!Read More
From the Fields of Gettysburg
Is history worthy of a blog? YES! Are park activities and projects worth talking about? ABSOLUTELY! Find out more on the official park blog!Read More
The David Wills House
The 1863 home of Gettysburg attorney David Wills was the center of post-battle activity and where Abraham Lincoln completed the Gettysburg Address.Read More
Did You Know?
The first shot of the Battle of Gettysburg was fired by an Illinois cavalry officer who used a carbine borrowed from his sergeant. He missed his target.