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
Location: Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center | Map Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: Free of charge Contact Name: Gettysburg National Military Park Contact Phone Number: (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023
War in Earnest- The Civil War in 1862
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2012
Today's Program: "We are having a grand time right now!" The Army of Northern Virginia in the Critical Year of 1863, with John Heiser.
Not quite a year after its organization, the Army of Northern Virginia had emerged as the premier fighting force in the Confederate States Army. There was no other army like it; this army marched farther and faster than any army before, accomplished victories despite inadequate supplies, and managed to outwit and outmaneuver a larger and better equipped army. What was it about this one Rebel army that gave its commander and those who witnessed it such confidence as it marched into the North in the summer of 1863?
This series of free, one-hour programs begins at 1:30 p.m., in one of the theaters at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Additional lectures will take place on weekends through March 10 and are free of charge. Full schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x 8023 or by visiting www.nps.gov/gettMore »