Park Bookstore Closed on Tuesday, September 30
The park bookstore will close at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 for inventory. It will reopen on its regular schedule on Wednesday, October 1.
With almost 2 million visitors a year, the natural resources of Gettysburg National Military Park are prone to stresses from pollution, traffic, and nearby development. It is the mission of the park "to preserve and protect the resources associated with the Battle of Gettysburg...”. Many features park managers strive to preserve are natural features such as topography, wooded areas, thickets and wetlands; which were all present during the battle. At the time of the battle these features provided cover and concealment for attack and retreat.
Did You Know?
George Armstrong Custer led a brigade of Michigan cavalry at Gettysburg, his first battle as a brigadier general.