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Museum and Visitor Center Road Closure

A color map depicting closed roads and detour routes around the closed road areas.
Road Closures and Detour Map for Museum and Visitor Center Road Closure.

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News Release Date: November 18, 2022

Contact: Jason Martz

GETTYSBURG, PA. – Gettysburg National Military Park announces that the Museum and Visitor Center entrance road at Taneytown Road will close on Monday, December 5 (November 23 update) for rehabilitation. The project will replace the degraded asphalt surface with a more durable concrete surface from the Taneytown entrance to the Museum and Visitor Center entrance road to Parking Lot 2.

Visitor and Delivery Traffic
All visitor traffic (automobiles and buses) and delivery vehicles will be required to use the entrance road on Baltimore Pike. The following are parking and delivery options.

  • All traffic will be required to use the entrance road on Baltimore Pike.

    • Automobile traffic should occupy the main parking lot – Parking Lot 1.

    • Buses will continue to utilize the drop-off and pick-up loop, adjacent to the Museum and Visitor Center, then park in the bus parking lot – no change.

    • Delivery vehicles ONLY will be able to access the Parking Lot 2 loop to access the shipping dock area – no change.

  • See attached map for details.


Auto Tour Detour Around the Project Area
The battlefield Auto Tour utilizes the Museum and Visitor Center Road to connect sites along Cemetery Ridge with sites around Culp’s Hill. The following detours will be in affect during this project.

  • Hunt Avenue and Granite School House Lane will change from two-way traffic to one-way traffic.

  • Hunt Avenue will become a one-way road for westbound traffic from Baltimore Pike to Taneytown Road. Automobiles ONLY.

  • Granite School House Lane will become a one-way road for eastbound traffic from Taneytown Road to Baltimore Pike. Automobiles ONLY.

  • See attached map for details.


Commercial Vehicles
All commercial vehicles (school buses, coach buses, tractor trailers, freight and dump trucks, etc.) that exceed 10,000 pounds, require a wide turning radius, transport more than 15 passengers, or transport hazardous materials, MUST utilize the detour route to Pennsylvania State Route 15. Both Taneytown Road and Baltimore Pike have exits to and from Route 15.The project is expected to take five to six months, weather depending.

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Last updated: November 23, 2022

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