June 23, 2017
Event and Logistics Information for Battle Anniversary Events at Gettysburg National Military Park
Event and logistics information for visitors planning to visit the park during the July 2017 anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
February 06, 2017
Civil War Park Day 2017
The Civil War Trust and Gettysburg National Military Park are partnering to host a one-day volunteer event called Civil War Park Day on April 1. This one-day nationwide event brings Civil War enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation’s Civil War heritage not only preserved, but pristine.
January 12, 2017
January and February Artist in Residence
The Artists-in-Residence for January/February will be Nicholas Collier, a U.S. Military veteran who will pursue photography, sculpture, and film-making during his month-long residency.
January 05, 2017
Adams County Day
Adams County residents enjoy free admission to the Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
December 21, 2016
Gettysburg and Eisenhower Parks Celebrate NPS Centennial Accomplishments
As the National Park Service embarks on its second century of service, Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site are celebrating the significant accomplishments of their centennial celebration and engagement with the Find Your Park / Encuentra Tu Parque initiative.
November 30, 2016
New Winter Programs include Reading Adventures for Families
On January 7, the park’s new winter programs begin. This year we're offering lectures, a book series, farm programs, and a new reading adventures program for children ages 5 to 10 and their families. These FREE programs run January through early April at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
November 22, 2016
Recruit Members of the Gettysburg Foundation Support Gettysburg’s Orchards
Recruit members of the Gettysburg Foundation are raising awareness and funds for the orchards through its Seedling to Cider project. The project takes fruit grown on battlefield orchards and works with a local cidery to transform it into hard cider. Recruits are involved in the entire process—planting, pruning and picking the apples.
September 12, 2016
2016/2017 Deer Management Program
From October ‘16 through March ‘17, the National Park Service (NPS) will continue managing white-tailed deer at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.
September 12, 2016
Advisory Commission Meeting
Gettysburg National Military Park’s Advisory Commission will meet on Thursday, September 15, at 7 pm at the park Museum and Visitor Center.
September 06, 2016
Preservation project at Gettysburg’s Eternal Light Peace Memorial begins today
The Eternal Light Peace Memorial at Gettysburg National Military Park is closed for a months-long preservation project.
September 06, 2016
NPS Plans Prescribed Fires at Gettysburg on September 7 and 8
Prescribed fires will be set on September 7 and 8, 2016, to aid in controlling unwanted growth in two areas of the park.
August 31, 2016
Samurai Warriors & Civil War Soldiers
Gettysburg National Military Park will celebrate its new relationship with the Sekigahara Battlefields of Japan on Monday, September 5, with special, free “Samurai Warriors & Civil War Soldiers” programs throughout the day.
August 30, 2016
LeVar Burton to Present the Keynote Address at the 153rd Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
LeVar Burton, actor, director, producer, writer and speaker, will deliver the Dedication Day keynote address on November 19, 2016, in Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park.
August 24, 2016
Gettysburg Park Advisory Commission to Meet September 15
Gettysburg National Military Park’s Advisory Commission will meet on September 15, at 7 pm at the park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. The public is invited to attend.
August 08, 2016
National Parks Turn 100 on August 25th
To celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service, Gettysburg's two national parks are inviting the public to enjoy birthday cake, a special radio program, and take special tours of Gettysburg and Eisenhower’s museum collections on August 25.
July 19, 2016
Museum and Visitor Center Fees Will Increase in 2017
The National Park Service has approved a proposal by the nonprofit Gettysburg Foundation to increase fees for museum exhibits, the film, and the Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center beginning in January 2017.
July 06, 2016
Cemetery Ridge Rehab Project
The parking area and sidewalks for the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park along Taneytown Road will close on July 11 for up to six months for a construction project. To accommodate national cemetery visitors during the project, a number of detours and temporary access points have been established.
June 21, 2016
Artist in Residence Jeff Beekman
Beekman plans to do nighttime projection work as well as more meditative photography of more fleeting events at Gettysburg National Military Park. The projections are made using archival documents and photography to create collisions between landscapes and the real traces of history.
June 16, 2016
2016 Battle Anniversary
Gettysburg National Military Park will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, with a variety of free guided walks and talks that discuss, explore, and reflect on this important chapter in our nation’s history.
May 12, 2016
Gettysburg BioBlitz is May 20-21
Grab your magnifying glass and explore nature in Gettysburg National Military Park like never before! On May 20-21, national parks across the country, including Gettysburg, will participate in the National Parks BioBlitz. BioBlitz is a fun, fast-paced biological survey of a park’s creepers and crawlers, plants and pollinators, mammals and more!
May 05, 2016
Doors Open Gettysburg
Doors Open Gettysburg offers an insider’s look into the preservation of many of Gettysburg National Military Park’s magnificent historic buildings. This free event is held during National Historic Preservation Month in cities and towns throughout the U.S. and internationally.
April 25, 2016
Proposed Fee Increases in 2017
The Gettysburg Foundation is proposing a fee increase beginning in January 2017 for tickets to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center’s Cyclorama painting, film, and museum experience.
April 06, 2016
Gettysburg Wellness Programs highlighted with Peeps - promotes April 30 wellness event
Curt Musselman, Gettysburg National Military Park's Employee Wellness Team Chairman, has created a Peep Diorama for the "Healthy Parks, Healthy Peeps: A National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Diorama Contest."
April 05, 2016
Gettysburg National Military Park Volunteer Ben Fischer Wins Pennsylvania National Geographic State Bee
Ben Fischer, aged 11, is the Pennsylvania State Geography Bee Champion as of Friday, April 1, 2016. Ben is a volunteer at Gettysburg National Military Park, as are his parents, Lori and Eric Fischer, of Gettysburg.
April 04, 2016
Harrisburg International Airport helps promote Gettysburg & Eisenhower parks
More than a million annual travelers who pass through Harrisburg International Airport are seeing display advertising for Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, thanks to a new collaboration between the National Park Service (NPS) and Harrisburg airport officials.
March 22, 2016
NPS Fire Managers Plan Prescribed Fire
Gettysburg National Military Park fire managers are preparing for a prescribed fire this spring, between March 28 and April 30, weather permitting. *Updated: Burn will occur on Monday, April 18, 2016.
March 04, 2016
2016 Artists in Residence chosen
There’s a new and expanded Arts residency program at the Gettysburg National Military Park.
March 03, 2016
Come Walk With Me
Healthy Adams County, Gettysburg National Military Park and numerous community partners invite you to our first Annual Adams County “Come Walk With Me” event, April 30 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Gettysburg Middle School Stadium.
March 02, 2016
Spring Battlefield Foray
On April 23-24, 2016, Gettysburg National Military Park will host their inaugural Spring Battlefield Foray, a special weekend of unique hikes and walks that will focus on the “Armies at War, ” the organization, tools, and tactics utilized by the two armies that fought at Gettysburg.
February 10, 2016
Japanese Officials Visit Gettysburg
A delegation of officials from Japan visited Gettysburg National Military Park today to prepare for the World Battlefield Summit in Sekigahara, Japan, on March 19, 2016. The summit will share lessons learned at three great battlefields, Gettysburg, Waterloo and Sekigahara, about historic conservation, local promotion initiatives, and local participation in conservation initiatives.
December 17, 2015
Comprehensive Trails Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to develop a Comprehensive Trails Plan for Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) and Eisenhower National Historic Site (NHS). The purpose of the Comprehensive Trails Plan is to improve visitor access, convenience, safety, and opportunities for understanding and appreciation of the historic battlefield and the landscape of the Eisenhower site.
November 17, 2015
Dedication Day 2015
The Dedication Day Program on November 19, scheduled for the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, is relocating to the Gettysburg College Union Ballroom, 242 W. Lincoln Avenue, and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m.
September 22, 2015
Park Deer Management Program Will Run October through March, 2016
In October, the National Park Service will continue its program of deer management at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.
September 17, 2015
Gettysburg Prescribed Fire Set for Friday, Sept. 18
Final preparations are underway for the prescribed fire at Gettysburg National Military Park (GETT) that will take place Friday, September 18, weather permitting.
September 02, 2015
Every Kid in a Park
Gettysburg and Eisenhower Parks Begin “Every Kid in a Park” Initiative on September 1
September 01, 2015
Licensed Battlefield Guide Announcement
Gettysburg National Military Park has announced the date of the Licensed Battlefield Guide written exam and newly designed Licensed Battlefield Guide examination process.
August 31, 2015
National Public Lands Day
Help reveal a battle era stone wall that was used as a breastwork during the Battle of Gettysburg.
The National Park Service is inviting volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26 by volunteering to cut and remove vegetation along a historic stone wall on the Henry Spangler Farm at Gettysburg National Military Park. The project will take place from 8 am to 2 pm and registration is required.
July 16, 2015
2015 Music Muster
Performances by respected and authentic Civil War musicians will fill the air on August 14 and 15 at Gettysburg National Military Park during the 20th Annual Gettysburg Music Muster. These one-of-a-kind performances, played mainly on original instruments, include ballads, Victorian dance music and dance performances, along with fifes, banjo, mandolin, and more.
July 13, 2015
Creative Writing Workshop
Gettysburg National Military Park’s July “Artists in Residence” are hosting a free, hour-long creative writing workshop on Saturday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to noon, in the tent at Ranger Program Site #2 behind the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
June 25, 2015
Statement Regarding the Confederate Flag
On June 24, 2015 National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis asked park superintendents to work with their partners and bookstore operators to voluntarily withdraw from sale items that solely depict a Confederate flag.
May 20, 2015
2015 Dedication Day Speaker
Garrison Keillor, host and producer of A Prairie Home Companion, a weekly radio program heard nation-wide on over 600 National Public Radio stations will present the Dedication Day keynote address on November 19, 2015 in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park.
May 08, 2015
Artists in Residence
Gettysburg National Military Park’s first Artists-in-Residence will be poets and multimedia artists, Michelle Bonczek Evory and Robert Evory.
April 23, 2015
Cemetery Ridge Funding
National Park Service funding for Centennial projects will provide matching funds for a $1.3 million dollar project to rehabilitate Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg National Military Park.
April 20, 2015
Funeral for Lincoln in Harrisburg
Free evening program April 21 at the Capitol Commemorates Harrisburg’s Funeral for Lincoln on the 150th Anniversary of his national funeral
April 20, 2015
Public Open House
The National Park Service is preparing foundation documents to guide planning and management of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. The public is invited to participate in this effort at an open house on April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg.
April 16, 2015
National Junior Ranger Day
Younger visitors are invited to Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site for special activities.
March 17, 2015
Park Advisory Commission to Meet on April 16
The park's Advisory Commission will meet April 16 at the park Museum and Visitor Center.
March 16, 2015
Gettysburg National Military Park Announces Residencies for Artists
Gettysburg National Military Park and the National Parks Arts Foundation announced today the establishment of a program to host select artists for 1-month residencies at the park.
February 06, 2015
Human Remains Determined to be Native American
Study finds human skull, almost sold at auction last year as a relic of Gettysburg, is not from the Battle of Gettysburg.
December 30, 2014
Gettysburg National Military Park Honors Rickie Jordan and Jerry Sanders
Gettysburg National Military Park recently recognized two employees with incentive awards.
December 30, 2014
U.S. Department of the Interior recognizes Carol Hegeman with superior service award
The U.S. Department of the Interior recently recognized Carol Hegeman, Supervisory Historian, Eisenhower National Historic Site for superior service.
December 22, 2014
Federal legislation adds Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station and 45 acres at Big Round Top to Gettysburg National Military Park
The Gettysburg Foundation can move forward with its plan to donate the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station and an undeveloped 45-acre parcel of battlefield land to the National Park Service now that federal legislation has added it to the Gettysburg National Military Park boundary.
December 15, 2014
Gettysburg's Lucas Flickinger Receives Appleman-Judd-Lewis Award for Excellence
Lucas Flickinger from Gettysburg National Military Park was awarded the Appleman-Judd-Lewis Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Stewardship through Maintenance.
December 11, 2014
Early Closures at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site on Christmas Eve
The park Visitor Center will close early on December 24, 2014.
December 05, 2014
Gettysburg NMP Operational Update - Fall 2014
The Fall 2014 Operational Update includes all of the recent happenings at Gettysburg National Military Park.
November 25, 2014
Winter Lecture Series Begins January 3 at Gettysburg National Military Park
Beginning January 3, this season's lectures will focus on "The War in 1865 and Beyond."
November 12, 2014
Park Advisory Commission to Meet December 4
The park's Advisory Commission will meet on December 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Museum and Visitor Center.
October 27, 2014
Gettysburg's Winter Hours Begin November 1
Winter hours begin November 1, 2014 at Gettysburg National Military Park.
October 27, 2014
Prescribed Fire Planned for October 30 at Gettysburg National Military Park
Final preparations are underway for the prescribed fire at Gettysburg National Military Park on Thursday, October 30, weather permitting.
October 07, 2014
Flame on the Eternal Light Peace Memorial to be re-lighted on October 8.
After a six week-long outage, the flame will be re-lit on October 8.
October 06, 2014
Prescribed Fire Postponed
The National Park Service has announced that it has postponed the prescribed fire at Gettysburg National Military Park.
October 02, 2014
Prescribed Fire Planned for October 7, 2014
Final preparations are underway for the prescribed fire at Gettysburg National Military Park that will take place Tuesday, October 7, weather permitting.
September 29, 2014
Gettysburg National Military Park Presents “Days with Documents,” a Teacher Development Opportunity this November
Gettysburg National Military Park is offering three “Days With Documents”, professional development opportunities for middle and high school teachers this November.
September 24, 2014
Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery Monument Returned to Original Location in the Park
Park staff have returned the monument to Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery to its original location.
September 23, 2014
Park Deer Management Program Will Run October through March
The Gettysburg National Military Park Deer Management Program will run from October through March 2015.
September 11, 2014
Faithful Unto Death. Alonzo Cushing and Pickett's Charge
In recognition of the awarding of the nation's highest military honor to 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing, Gettysburg National Military Park will be hosting special ranger-guided tours, September 14-15.
August 06, 2014
Lucas Flickinger Receives Regional Award for Cultural Resources Management Excellence
Gettysburg Lucas Flickinger has been honored with a regional award for preservation excellence at Gettysburg.
August 04, 2014
Christopher Gwinn Selected as Supervisory Park Ranger at Gettysburg
Christopher Gwinn has been selected as the new Supervisory Park Ranger for the division of Interpretation and Education at Gettysburg National Military Park.
July 30, 2014
Superintendent Ed W. Clark heading to the National Park Foundation for four months
Superintendent Ed W. Clark is heading to a four month detail at the National Park Foundation as part of his Department of Interior Senior Executive Service development program.
July 18, 2014
Tourism to Gettysburg National Military Park creates $73 million in Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 916 jobs in local economy.
July 18, 2014
Gettysburg Annual Music Muster Set for August 15 and 16
One-of-a-kind performances by authentic Civil War musicians will fill the air on August 15 and16 at Gettysburg National Military Park during the Gettysburg Music Muster.
July 14, 2014
Gettysburg National Military Park Honors Employees
Gettysburg NMP recently honored three employees with incentive awards.
July 02, 2014
Fire Management Plan at Gettysburg and Eisenhower Parks is now available for public review
The new Fire Management Plan at Gettysburg and Eisenhower Parks is now available for public review.
July 02, 2014
Gettysburg Foundation Honored by National Park Service
The National Park Service has awarded a 2014 Director's Partnership Award to the Gettysburg Foundation for its work in supporting visitor services at Gettysburg National Military Park.
June 03, 2014
Soldier's Remains Now at Gettysburg
After authentication, Gettysburg Foundation and National Park Service plan for a burial with honors.
May 29, 2014
Gettysburg's Randall Hill Graduates from NPS Leadership Academy
On May 16, 2014, Gettysburg's Randall Hill graduated from a six-month National Park Service (NPS) program called the GOAL Leadership Academy.
May 28, 2014
Ranger John Reid Honored at Gettysburg
Ranger John Reid was honored with the Order of Saint Maurice on May 28.
May 27, 2014
Gettysburg Museum Collections Now Available Online
One of the largest Civil War artifact and archival collections is at Gettysburg National Military Park. Now more than 40,000 images and catalog records for the Gettysburg collection can now be found online.
April 28, 2014
Gettysburg NMP Honors Park Employees Randy Hill and Maria Brady
Park employees Randy Hill and Maria Brady were recently recognized for their accomplishments at the park.
March 19, 2014
Civil War Trust Honors Gettysburg Superintendent Ed Clark
The Civil War Trust honored Gettysburg Superintendent Ed Clark this month for his efforts with Civil War preservation.
March 07, 2014
The Next Century of Guiding at Gettysburg
In 2015, the Licensed Battlefield Guide program at Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) will celebrate 100 years of service.
March 04, 2014
Tourism to Gettysburg National Military Park creates $66 million in Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 838 jobs in the local community.
January 28, 2014
Battlefield Rehabilitation Continues on Cemetery Ridge
The west side of Cemetery Hill will get a facelift this winter with the elimination of the old parking lot and installation of new historic fences.
January 01, 2014
Ed W. Clark Selected Park Superintendent for Gettysburg and Eisenhower
Ed W. Clark has been selected as the new superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.
November 25, 2013
Gettysburg’s Bob Kirby Receives Superior Service Award
After 40 years of service, Superintendent Kirby plans to retire.
November 13, 2013
Gettysburg Foundation Takes Final Steps to Purchase Historic Gettysburg Railroad Station
The Gettysburg Foundation's offer to purchase the Gettysburg Railroad Station was unanimously accepted by the Borough of Gettysburg at the Borough Council meeting held November 12, 2013.
September 27, 2013
Statement- First Amendment Activity Permitted at Gettysburg National Military Park
Media Advisory on First Amendment activities on Federal property.
September 24, 2013
Gettysburg National Military Park Honors Lucas Harmon & Jared Frederick
Gettysburg National Military Park recently recognized two members of the staff for outstanding performance.
July 02, 2013
National Park Service Advises Visitors on How to Park and Shuttle to the Pickett's Charge Commemorative March on July 3
Shuttles will be available from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. to take visitors who wish to participate in the July 3 Pickett's Charge Commemorative March.
June 30, 2013
Temporary Road Closures - June 30 and July 3
Taneytown Road and Hunt Avenue will close on June 30 from 5 pm until 11 pm for special events.
West Confederate Avenue will close on Juy 3 from 1 pm to 3 pm for a special event in the park.
May 30, 2013
Gettysburg Honors Norman Paul and D. Scott Hartwig
Gettysburg NMP recently recognized employees Norman Paul, a volunteer in the office of Museum Services, and Scott Hartwig, park supervisory historian, for their hard work.
May 07, 2013
Gettysburg's 121st NY Monument Repaired
Park staff recently repaired the monument to the 121st New York Infantry, damaged during a storm in 2011.
January 11, 2013
Historic Donation to Gettysburg National Military Park Offers Rare Artifacts and Incredible Research Opportunities in the Future
Historic donation of original Civil War engineer journals to Gettysburg National Military Park offers rare artifacts and incredible research opportunities.
October 23, 2012
Gettysburg and Eisenhower Parks Respond to Chronic Wasting Disease Finding
The National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site are evaluating impacts to the parks’ deer management program.
August 24, 2012
Environmental Assessment for GNMP Cyclorama Center Available For Public Comment
Gettysburg National Military Park has posted an environmental assessment for the Final Disposition of the Gettysburg Cyclorama Center building.
June 25, 2012
Gettysburg Events to Honor the Emancipation Proclamation
The weekend of September 21-23 will be set aside to honor the history of the Emancipation Proclamation.
June 15, 2012
Gettysburg’s Dan Mazzotti Receives National Park Service Award
Park employee receives the Appleman-Judd-Lewis Award for excellence in stewardship of cultural resources.
May 18, 2012
Gettysburg National Military Park Honors James Tate
Gettysburg NMP recently honored Licensed Battlefield Guide James Tate.
May 14, 2012
Three of Gettysburg's Tallest Monuments to be Washed and Polished in June
Three of the park's most notable monuments will undergo work in June.
April 24, 2012
Go Green at Gettysburg's Refreshment Saloon
Aramark, the operator of Gettysburg’s Refreshment Saloon, has launched a national program for environmental sustainability in its restaurants.
February 29, 2012
Park Employees Receive NPS Awards
Three National Park Service employees recently received awards for outstanding performance.
January 05, 2012
Gettysburg Woods Get a Facelift
A 42-acre historic woodlot on the Gettysburg battlefield is getting a facelift this month, according to officials at Gettysburg National Military Park.
June 30, 2011
Lock of Lincoln's Hair Donated to Gettysburg National Military Park
The park has received a unique gift, a lock of hair from President Abraham Lincoln.
May 26, 2011
New, Detailed Model of Gettysburg in 1863 Installed at Wills House
A highly detailed diorama of the center of Gettysburg in 1863 has been installed at the David Wills House in Gettysburg.
April 21, 2011
Guide Phil Lechak Receives Superintendent's Award
Licensed Battlefield Guide Phil Lechak has been honored by Gettysburg National Military Park for excellence in providing visitors with quality tours.
March 30, 2011
Gettysburg Launches Blogs and Events to Observe the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
The park is initiating a history and news blog and an educator's blog while preparing for activities to observe the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.
March 29, 2011
Harman Farm Aquisition, March 25, 2011
Secretary of Interior Salazar accepts important battle acreage at Gettysburg National Military Park
December 16, 2010
Park Receives Excellence in Interpretation Award
The Northeast Region of the National Park Service recently award two of Gettysburg's staff the award for Excellence in Interpretation.
September 29, 2010
Zach Bolitho selected as new Chief of Resource Management
Zach Bolitho returns to Gettysburg as the Chief of Resource Management.
September 29, 2010
Special Trolley Ticket Promotes Visits to Downtown Gettysburg
Visitors can ride the trolley from the Museum and Visitor Center to the Wills House in downtown Gettysburg for a special, all inclusive price.
May 18, 2009
National Cemetery Gate Damaged by Hit & Run
Park Rangers at Gettysburg National Military Park are asking the public for information about a hit-and-run accident that damaged the historic gate to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery on Baltimore Street late on the night of April 25 - 26, 2009.
October 02, 2008
Fee Structure Amended for Museum and Visitor Center
Park officials have announced their decision to amend the fee structure for entry to the new Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park.
May 08, 2008
Gettysburg Foundation Buys Spangler Farm
The Gettysburg Foundation has purchased the historic George Spangler Farm within Gettysburg National Military Park, protecting the historically significant site from private development.