National Cemetery parking lot and connector road along Taneytown Road will be closed next week for line painting

A map showing the National Cemetery closure area, detours, and temporary parking.

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News Release Date: August 15, 2017

Contact: Katie Lawhon, 717-338-4402

To accommodate a line painting project, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery parking lot along Taneytown Road and the access road between Taneytown and Emmitsburg Roads will be closed for two days, Gettysburg National Military Park officials have announced. The closures will be August 24 and 25.
“We apologize for the inconvenience to park visitors and the Gettysburg community,” said Bill Justice, acting superintendent for Gettysburg National Military Park. “Once the line painting is complete the area will be in excellent condition.”
The redesigned parking area is part of a battlefield rehabilitation project along Cemetery Ridge that included moving historic monuments back into original positions; rebuilding the Hancock Avenue gate; building new walkways; and planting meadow grasses and trees. Funding was provided by the Gettysburg Foundation and National Park Service Centennial funds.
Gettysburg National Military Park preserves, protects and interprets for this and future generations the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and their commemorations. Learn more at

Last updated: August 24, 2017

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