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Gettysburg National Military Park Is Modifying Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance

Visitors look up at the equestrian statue to Gen. George Meade at sunset.
Visitors look up at the equestrian statue to Gen. George Meade at sunset.

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News Release Date: March 20, 2020

Contact: Jason Martz, 571-358-0516

Gettysburg, PA – Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, in response to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Executive Order to close all non-life sustaining operations to curb the spread of COVID-19, is announcing that all park buildings and restrooms are closed. Park grounds, roads, trails and parking areas will remain open to the public. Park gates will be opened and closed at their normal times. There is no public parking available at Eisenhower NHS. 

As of March 20, Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site will not issue permits, conduct on-site public or educational programs, collect trash, operate or provide restrooms, maintain roads or walkways (including plowing and ice melting), or provide visitor information and services.    
 
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.  

The NPS encourages people who choose to visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.  

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.

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Last updated: March 20, 2020

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