National Park Service Advises Visitors on How to Park and Shuttle to the Pickett's Charge Commemorative March on July 3
Contact: Public Information Office, 717-339-2107
Transportation to/from Pickett's Charge: Visitors attending tomorrow's Pickett's Charge Commemorative March are encouraged to park in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Bus Parking Lot, located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, or the North Cemetery Lot along Taneytown Road. Shuttles will be available from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. to take visitors who wish to participate in the march. Return shuttles will not be available to take visitors back to West Confederate Avenue, the starting point for Pickett's Charge. Gold Line shuttles will be available from the South Cemetery Lot after Pickett's Charge, returning visitors to the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center and satellite parking.
For those who wish to view the march from the Union Battle line, the Gold Line shuttle will be available from the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center to the Ranger positions along the Union battle line on Cemetery Ridge, adjacent to Hancock Avenue.
Parking for East Cavalry Battle Overview Hike: To ensure the efficient flow of traffic and to provide parking for visitors attending the East Calvary Battle Overview Hike, East Calvary Field Avenue will be a dedicated one-way route traveling from west to east from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on July 3. Parking is only available along Gregg Avenue.
For more information go to www.npw.gov/gett or call 717/334-1124.
Did You Know?
The bronze likeness of an Irish Wolfhound on the Irish Brigade monument at Gettysburg National Military Park symbolizes the loyalty shown for the Union cause by the brigade's soldiers, most of whom were Irish immigrants or sons of immigrants to the United States.