Winter Visiting Hours Begin November 1, 2013
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 are currently 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily and will remain on this schedule through the winter. Winter visiting hours will continue through March 31, 2014. 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 for Closed Area Violations are $75. 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?
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.