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
Special Trolley Ticket Promotes Visits to Downtown Gettysburg
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – A new special ticket promotion offers Gettysburg National Military Park visitors a special rate for entrance to the David Wills House and all-day rides on the trolley. For just $5.50 for adults and $ 4.00 for youths, visitors to the park Museum and Visitor Center can buy a ticket to the David Wills House in downtown Gettysburg and an all-day shuttle pass.
In addition, the trolleys serving the Lincoln line now have a new look with photos of the park Museum and Visitor Center, and the David Wills House, and the tagline "One Ride. Great Experiences." Trolleys are part of a new transportation system serving visitors and the local community in Gettysburg, Pa. The system is operated by the Adams County Transit Authority.
The special rate is one of several new ideas that are being put into place to increase ridership on the trolley. Main Street Gettysburg has been working with the National Park Service, Adams County Transit Authority, the Gettysburg Foundation, and the Borough of Gettysburg to find ways to increase ridership.
"There’s been a nice increase in the number of visitors taking advantage of the trolley to go into the town of Gettysburg," said Deb Adamik, Main Street Gettysburg president.
The new ticket is only available at the Museum and Visitor Center at 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, and it will remain on sale through the year.
The David Wills House is a new museum located in the heart of the historic district of Gettysburg that tells the story of the aftermath of the battle and President Abraham Lincoln’s visit to give the Gettysburg Address . Officially part of Gettysburg National Military Park, the museum is operated by Main Street Gettysburg. Located at 8 Lincoln Square, the museum includes five galleries, two recreated rooms – the David Wills law office and the Lincoln bedroom, two interactive exhibits, two films, and gift shop. For more information, 866-486-5735 or visit the Wills House web site at www.davidwillshouse.org
For Release: September 29, 2010
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.