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
Winter Visiting Hours Begin November 1
Contact: Katie Lawhon, (717) 334-1124, ext. 3121
Beginning November 1, Gettysburg National Military Park will change to its winter visiting hours for the battlefield - from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily, the National Park Service has announced. The Museum and Visitor Center's hours will be from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. The winter visiting hours will continue through March 31, 2013. From April 1 through October 31, the park will remain open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily.
During the winter visiting hours, park-approved special events such as the annual Remembrance Illumination and park sponsored public meetings would continue to be permitted. Certain park avenues will continue to be accessible 24 hours/day for vehicular through-travel only: Buford Avenue, Doubleday Avenue, Granite Schoolhouse Road, Howard Avenue, Millerstown Road, Reynolds Avenue, Wadsworth Avenue, West Confederate Avenue, and Wheatfield Road.
Fines are issued for closed area violations. For more information contact Gettysburg National Military Park at (717) 334-1124, or visit the park web site at www.nps.gov/gett.
Did You Know?
During the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate General John B. Gordon stopped long enough to give aid to a wounded Union general, Francis C. Barlow of New York.