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January 09, 2014
Episode 5 of Public Television Series to Premiere at Gettysburg February 2 - Civil War: the Untold Story
Episode five of a new Public Television Series, Civil War: the Untold Story, will premiere at Gettysburg National Military Park on February 2.

December 12, 2013
Winter Lecture Series 2014
National Park Rangers from Gettysburg will continue their popular, free winter lecture series throughout January, February and March of 2014.

November 15, 2013
MAGPI Interactive Broadcast of Dedication Day Ceremony on November 19
A live webstream showing of the Dedication Day Ceremony to schools and colleges will take place on November 19.

November 14, 2013
Temporary Road Closures for November 19 Ceremony
Several roads and park avenues will be temporarily closed on November 19 to facilitate foot traffic near the national cemetery.

November 07, 2013
Community Appreciation Day Scheduled for November 11
The Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park will honor Adams County residents on Community Appreciation Day, Monday, November 11, 2013, with free admission to the Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

October 31, 2013
Dedication Day Ceremony on November 19th features Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell and Dr. James McPherson
Dedication Day Ceremony on November 19th features Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Dr. James McPherson.

October 25, 2013
Winter Visiting Hours Begin November 1, 2013
The park's winter hours are in effect until March 2014.

October 25, 2013
Gettysburg Prescribed Fire Planned for October 30
A planned burn to control brush and unwanted growth will take place on October 30 at Gettysburg.

October 24, 2013
Additional Special Programs and Exhibits for the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address at Gettysburg NMP
Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are hosting numerous events and programs to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

October 24, 2013
Gettysburg Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
The 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech will be comemmorated November 19 in the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg.

October 21, 2013
USCT Graveside Salute, November 19
The annual United States Colored Troops Graveside Salute will be held at the Gettysburg Soldiers Cemetery on November 19.

September 27, 2013
Statement- First Amendment Activity Permitted at Gettysburg National Military Park
Media Advisory on First Amendment activities on Federal property.

September 25, 2013
Park Deer Management Program Will Run October through March
In October, the National Park Service (NPS) will continue its program of deer management at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.

September 12, 2013
Back to School in America's National Parks- Gettysburg Fall Programs
Teachers across Adams and York counties, Pennsylvania and beyond, still have an opportunity to start the school year off with one of eight ranger field programs at Gettysburg National Military Park this fall!.

September 12, 2013
The Medal of Honor: Special Tours at Gettysburg September 21
On Saturday, September 21, Gettysburg National Military Park will offer a series of free interpretive programs exploring the Medal of Honor and the Battle of Gettysburg

August 12, 2013
Toni Dufficy Joins Gettysburg Staff as Chief of Interpretation
NPS veteran Toni Dufficy has been selected as the new Chief of Interpretation at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.

August 09, 2013
"Birds with a Gettysburg Address" Program September 6
"Birds with a Gettysburg Address" is the topic of a special September 6 evening campfire program at Gettysburg National Military Park.

August 09, 2013
Park Advisory Commission to Meet September 5
Gettysburg National Military Park’s Advisory Commission will meet on September 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the park Museum and Visitor Center.

July 29, 2013
Sesquecentennial Music Muster 2013
Performances by the most respected and authentic Civil War musicians will fill the air on August 16 and 17 at Gettysburg National Military Park, during the 18th Annual Gettysburg Music Muster.

July 02, 2013
National Park Service Advises Visitors on How to Park and Shuttle to the Pickett's Charge Commemorative March on July 3
Shuttles will be available from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. to take visitors who wish to participate in the July 3 Pickett's Charge Commemorative March.

June 30, 2013
Temporary Road Closures - June 30 and July 3
Taneytown Road and Hunt Avenue will close on June 30 from 5 pm until 11 pm for special events. West Confederate Avenue will close on Juy 3 from 1 pm to 3 pm for a special event in the park.

June 28, 2013
Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom June 30, 2013
Echoing President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, "Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom", is the signature event for the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30 at 8:00 PM.

June 21, 2013
Passing of Supervisory Park Ranger Clyde R. Bell
The park family has lost a key member of its ranger staff with the passing of Supervisory Ranger Clyde Bell.

June 13, 2013
Anniversary Events Sponsored by the National Park Service and Gettysburg Foundation
Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg with more than 200 special programs between June 29-July 7.

June 12, 2013
Treasures of Civil War Exhibit Opens June 16
A special exhibit of Civil War artifacts will officially open to the public on June 16 in the National Park Service Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park.

May 31, 2013
Gettysburg Cuts the Ribbon on a New Pedestrian Trail that Improves Visitor Safety
Gettysburg National Military Park cut the ribbon on a new pedestrian trail along Taneytown Road that will open to the public June 6.

May 30, 2013
Gettysburg Honors Norman Paul and D. Scott Hartwig
Gettysburg NMP recently recognized employees Norman Paul, a volunteer in the office of Museum Services, and Scott Hartwig, park supervisory historian, for their hard work.

May 14, 2013
Gettysburg Address Educators' Conference, August 12-13, 2013
A special educational workshop for teachers, hosted by Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation.

May 07, 2013
Gettysburg's 121st NY Monument Repaired
Park staff recently repaired the monument to the 121st New York Infantry, damaged during a storm in 2011.

May 02, 2013
Air Force Sergeants Volunteer at Gettysburg
More than 75 members of the Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 201, and the First Sergeants Council, based at Dover Air Force Base, will be working on the park on Friday, May 3.

April 11, 2013
Gettysburg's 11th Massachusetts Infantry Monument Repaired
Final repairs have been made to the 11th Massachusetts Infantry monument.

April 09, 2013
National Junior Ranger Day at Eisenhower NHS
April 20 is National Junior Ranger Day at Eisenhower National Historic Site and Gettysburg.

April 09, 2013
11th Massachusetts Monument Repair to be Completed April 11
The stone armed destroyed by vandals in 2006 will finally be restored to the 11th Massachusetts Infantry monument at Gettysburg.

April 04, 2013
Park Advisory Commission to Meet April 25
Gettysburg National Military Park’s Advisory Commission will meet on April 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the park Museum and Visitor Center.

March 27, 2013
Summer 2013 Ranger Programs
From June 8 through August 18, Gettysburg National Military Park will offer a variety of free ranger guided programs that explore the Battle of Gettysburg, its aftermath, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and the history of the park.

March 13, 2013
Park Summer Hours Begin April 1
Summer visiting hours at Gettysburg National Military Park begin April 1.

February 11, 2013
11th Massachusetts Monument Update
Repairs to the 11th Massachusetts Infantry Monument are nearing completion in time for the 150th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg.

January 11, 2013
Historic Donation to Gettysburg National Military Park
Historic donation of original Civil War engineer journals to Gettysburg National Military Park offers rare artifacts and incredible research opportunities.

January 02, 2013
Park Announces 52 Footsteps Facebook Challenge
Take the 52 Footsteps Challenge with Gettysburg National Military Park!

December 12, 2012
Gettysburg Winter Lecture Series Begins January 5
Gettysburg Park Rangers will continue their popular, free winter lecture series throughout January, February and March of 2013, with a special look at the Civil War in 1863.

October 23, 2012
Gettysburg and Eisenhower Parks Respond to Chronic Wasting Disease Finding
The National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site are evaluating impacts to the parks’ deer management program.

October 17, 2012
Winter Visiting Hours Begin November 1
Beginning November 1, Gettysburg National Military Park will change to its winter visiting hours for the battlefield.

October 02, 2012
Steven Spielberg Will Be The Featured Speaker for Dedication Day at Gettysburg
AAcademy award winning director Steven Spielberg will be the keynote speaker at Dedication Day at Gettysburg.

September 20, 2012
Park Deer Management Program for 2012-13
In October, the National Park Service (NPS) will continue its program of deer management at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.

September 20, 2012
"Rebelling for the Promise of Revolution: Black Emancipation and the Civil War”
Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park to lecture by Dr. Scott Hancock at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

August 24, 2012
Environmental Assessment for GNMP Cyclorama Center Available for Public Comment
Gettysburg National Military Park has posted an environmental assessment for the Final Disposition of the Gettysburg Cyclorama Center building.

June 26, 2012
Sacred Trust, One Hundred Fifty Years of History
Authors, Historians, NPS Rangers to appear at Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park’s annual Sacred Trust Event, June 29, 30 and July 1, 2012.

June 25, 2012
Gettysburg Events to Honor the Emancipation Proclamation
The weekend of September 21-23 will be set aside to honor the history of the Emancipation Proclamation.

June 15, 2012
Gettysburg’s Dan Mazzotti Receives National Park Service Award
Park employee receives the Appleman-Judd-Lewis Award for excellence in stewardship of cultural resources.

June 07, 2012
Join National Park Rangers at Gettysburg for Free Guided Walks and Programs
Come to Gettysburg this summer and take advantage of the many free ranger-guided programs the park offers.

May 18, 2012
Gettysburg National Military Park Honors James Tate
Gettysburg NMP recently honored Licensed Battlefield Guide James Tate.

May 14, 2012
Three of Gettysburg's Tallest Monuments to be Washed and Polished in June
Three of the park's most notable monuments will undergo work in June.

April 24, 2012
Go Green at Gettysburg's Refreshment Saloon
Aramark, the operator of Gettysburg’s Refreshment Saloon, has launched a national program for environmental sustainability in its restaurants.

February 29, 2012
Park Employees Receive NPS Awards
Three National Park Service employees recently received awards for outstanding performance.

February 29, 2012
Gettysburg & Eisenhower Parks = Visitors, Money, Jobs
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 1,092,000 visitors in 2010 spent $67.4 million while visiting Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site and in communities near the two parks.

February 01, 2012
Smart Parking Coming To Gettysburg
Introducing a new way of getting into Gettysburg National Military Park without the traffic problem and parking headaches on busy days.

January 05, 2012
Gettysburg Woods Get a Facelift
A 42-acre historic woodlot on the Gettysburg battlefield is getting a facelift this month, according to officials at Gettysburg National Military Park.

December 05, 2011
Artillery Statue Returned To Devil's Den
The statue of an artilleryman has been returned to its rightful place atop the 4th New York Battery Monument at Devil's Den.

November 21, 2011
Advisory Commission Receives New Members
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has appointed four new members to the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission, whose purpose is to coordinate the management of the park and the Battlefield Historic District with local jurisdictions.

October 19, 2011
Winter Hours Begin November 1
Beginning November 1, Gettysburg National Military Park will change to its winter visiting hours for the battlefield.

August 09, 2011
Civil War Bullets Found in Gettysburg Tree
Clearing away fallen trees has yielded relics of the Battle of Gettysburg.

June 30, 2011
Lock of Lincoln's Hair Donated to Gettysburg National Military Park
The park has received a unique gift, a lock of hair from President Abraham Lincoln.

June 23, 2011
Visitor Center Entrance Fee to Increase in 2012
The National Park Service has approved a proposal by the Gettysburg Foundation to increase entrance fees at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center beginning in January 2012.

May 26, 2011
Detailed Model of Gettysburg in 1863
A highly detailed diorama of the center of Gettysburg in 1863 has been installed at the David Wills House in Gettysburg.

April 29, 2011
Wills House Transition Planned
The Gettysburg Foundation will take over the day to day operation of the historic David Wills House in Gettysburg in 2012.

April 21, 2011
Guide Phil Lechak Receives Superintendent's Award
Licensed Battlefield Guide Phil Lechak has been honored by Gettysburg National Military Park for excellence in providing visitors with quality tours.

April 04, 2011
Gettysburg Proposes New Fees for 2012
The Gettysburg Foundation is proposing a fee increase beginning in January 2012 for tickets to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center’s Cyclorama painting, film and museum experience.

March 30, 2011
Gettysburg Launches Blogs and Special Events for Civil War 150th
The park is initiating a history and news blog and an educator's blog while preparing for activities to observe the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.

March 29, 2011
Sec. of Interior Announces Important Land Preservation at Gettysburg
Secretary of Interior Salazar accepts important battle acreage at Gettysburg National Military Park

January 31, 2011
America's Best Idea: National Park Getaway
Gettysburg National Military Park in southern Pennsylvania is this week’s pick in the National Park Getaway series.

January 05, 2011
US Mint Releases Gettysburg Quarter
The new Gettysburg Quarter will be released by the United States Mint on January 25, 2011.

December 16, 2010
Park Receives Excellence in Interpretation Award
The Northeast Region of the National Park Service recently award two of Gettysburg's staff the award for Excellence in Interpretation.

September 29, 2010
Zach Bolitho selected as new Chief of Resource Management
Zach Bolitho returns to Gettysburg as the Chief of Resource Management.

September 29, 2010
Special Trolley Ticket Promotes Visits to Downtown Gettysburg
Visitors can ride the trolley from the Museum and Visitor Center to the Wills House in downtown Gettysburg for a special, all inclusive price.

February 02, 2010
Park To Remove Intrusions
The park will remove non-contributing elements from the historic scene at Devil's Den and the infamous "Slaughter Pen".

January 08, 2010
James R. Kirby Named Superintendent
Bob Kirby has been selected as the new superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.

May 18, 2009
National Cemetery Gate Damaged
Park Rangers at Gettysburg National Military Park are asking the public for information about a hit-and-run accident that damaged the historic gate to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery on Baltimore Street late on the night of April 25 - 26, 2009.

October 02, 2008
Fee Structure Amended at Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center
Park officials have announced their decision to amend the fee structure for entry to the new Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park.

May 08, 2008
Gettysburg Foundation Buys Spangler Farm
The Gettysburg Foundation has purchased the historic George Spangler Farm within Gettysburg National Military Park, protecting the historically significant site from private development.

Did You Know?

Gen. George Custer

George Armstrong Custer led a brigade of Michigan cavalry at Gettysburg, his first battle as a brigadier general.