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June 05, 2014
Gettysburg’s 17th Annual Brass Band Festival June 14
Just in time for summer! Brass band music fills the air at Gettysburg in conjunction with the annual Gettysburg Festival.

June 04, 2014
Gettysburg Announces Battle Anniversary Events at the National Military Park
Special ranger-guided battlewalks, real time programs and evening campfires will be held to observe the 151st anniversary of this great Civil War battle.

May 15, 2014
Air Force Sergeants Volunteer at Gettysburg on May 16, 2014
A group of Air Force sergeants will volunteer at Gettysburg on Friday, May 16, to cut and clear brush on the historic Trostle Farm.

April 16, 2014
Gettysburg National Military Park Seeks Farmers Interested in Leasing Agricultural Lands
The park is seeking area farmers interested in leasing agricultural lands under the park's Agricultural Use Program.

November 25, 2013
Gettysburg’s Bob Kirby Receives Superior Service Award
After 40 years of service, Superintendent Kirby plans to retire.

November 13, 2013
Gettysburg Foundation Takes Final Steps to Purchase Historic Gettysburg Railroad Station
The Gettysburg Foundation's offer to purchase the Gettysburg Railroad Station was unanimously accepted by the Borough of Gettysburg at the Borough Council meeting held November 12, 2013.

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.

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

September 24, 2013
Gettysburg National Military Park Honors Lucas Harmon & Jared Frederick
Gettysburg National Military Park recently recognized two members of the staff for outstanding performance.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.