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
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The calendar of events is updated as announcements occur and confirmations are made. Dates, locations and times are subject to change. The current schedule of Ranger programs is available on our Ranger Programs at Gettysburg page. For further information on park events, contact Gettysburg National Military Park at (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023. For information on the Eisenhower National Historic Site call (717) 338-9114 or visit our web site at www.nps.gov/eise. The Gettysburg Foundation sponsors special events and programs throughout the year and have a complete schedule of events posted on their website at www.gettysburgfoundation.org. For additional information on area attractions, hotels, motels, restaurants, campgrounds, the annual summer reenactment and more, visit the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau or call them at (717) 334-6274. For those wishing the complete calendar of events for both Gettysburg and Eisenhower National Historic Site, you can download a copy in pdf format here:
2013 Calendar of Events for Gettysburg NMP and Eisenhower NHS (pdf)
150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.
The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address will be observed in 2013. Gettysburg National Military Park, in partnership with the Gettysburg Foundation and Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, will commemorate this great battle and the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg with special events beginning in March 2013 and runnning through November 2013. To see the numerous events scheduled for this special year at Gettysburg, download a copy of the 150th Anniversary Calendar of Events (pdf). To find out more about this special anniversary and to plan your visit, go to the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg page.
Did You Know?
John Burns, a 72 year old veteran of the War of 1812 and resident of Gettysburg, fought side by side with Union soldiers on the first day of the battle of Gettysburg. His service is commemorated by a battlefield statue at Gettysburg National Military Park.