History & Culture

  • A black and white photo of a soldier in uniform set in an ornate oval frame.

    The men in uniform who served at the Battle of Gettysburg and the civilians whose lives were changed forever by this terrible event.

  • A geometrical monument with large base and rectangle column with a flame on top.

    Explore the battlefield that changed the lives of so many Americans.

  • Historical photograph of a small farmhouse.

    Stories of the people of Gettysburg who have impacted the battlefield.

  • A faded green hat with red patch and black brim with an old notebook and Civil War rifle on a table.

    Gettysburg National Military Park’s museum collection consists of approximately 1.2 million artifacts, manuscripts, and works of art.

  • National Park Service staff member walking through field of tall grass with truck behind them.

    Learn more about structures and landscape preservation projects that help preserve the past for now and generations to come.

  • A number of Civil War artifacts sit on a metal table and a blue Union uniform stands to the right.

    The park manages a collection of books & records relative to the American Civil War, Gettysburg Campaign, and Gettysburg National Cemetery.

  • A scene from the Cyclorama painting depicting two Union officers on horseback leading their troops.
    Cyclorama Painting

    The Gettysburg Cyclorama oil painting immerses visitors in the fury of Pickett’s Charge during the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

  • A black and white photo of a band in front of a large white stone monument unveiling.
    Commemorative Works and Plaques

    Learn more about National Park Service policy on Commemorative Works & Plaques. These policies help staff maintain battlefield monuments.

  • A colorful water color painting of a tall granite monument with a bronze horse and rider at the top.
    Confederate Monuments

    Learn more about the many Confederate memorials on the battlefield that are an important part of the cultural landscape.

  • A colorful Japanese painting of samurai warriors. A wooden hut is on the right.
    Sekigahara: Gettysburg's Sister Park

    Learn more about Gettysburg's sister park located in Japan.

Last updated: August 23, 2023

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Gettysburg, PA 17325

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