November 17, 2017
Taneytown Road closures Saturday for the Remembrance Day Parade will affect National Cemetery Parking and the Park Tour Route
To accommodate the Remembrance Day Parade on Saturday, November 18, Taneytown Road will be closed from 10 am until approximately 3 pm, Gettysburg National Military Park officials have announced. This will affect access to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery parking lot and the park’s tour route.
November 09, 2017
Line painting on West Confederate Avenue will cause intermittent closures
To accommodate a line painting project, West Confederate Avenue will have intermittent closures throughout the day on Monday, November 20. West Confederate Avenue will remain open but there will be intermediate closures in short intervals as the work progresses throughout the day. In case of inclement weather the work may have to be postponed to a later date.
November 06, 2017
Combat Artist Chip Beck is Gettysburg’s new Artist-in-Residence
U.S. veteran and award-winning combat artist Chip Beck is Gettysburg National Military Park’s new artist-in-residence, beginning in mid-November. Beck is a retired U.S. Navy Commander, combat artist, and cartoonist who has personally witnessed 20 wars on four continents, traveling to 130 countries and islands to record historical and political events with his camera, pencils, pens, and paints.
November 02, 2017
Tim Dolen is Gettysburg National Military Park’s new Veteran Outreach Coordinator
Tim Dolen has just started a six-month assignment as Veteran Outreach Coordinator at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Dolen’s new position is a fellowship sponsored by “The Mission Continues,” a nonprofit that empowers post-9/11 veterans, Guardsmen and Reservists to deploy on new missions in their communities.
October 13, 2017
Charles E. “Chuck” Hunt Selected as Acting Superintendent at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site
Charles E. “Chuck” Hunt, from the Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Park Service, will be the park's acting superintendent until January 2018.
October 10, 2017
Painter Susan Semenick is Gettysburg’s new Artist-in-Residence
Pennsylvania native and painter Susan Semenick is Gettysburg National Military Park’s new artist-in-residence, beginning in mid-October.
October 03, 2017
Renowned Abraham Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer to Present the Keynote Address at the 2017 Dedication Day Ceremony
Harold Holzer, writer, scholar and one of the nation’s foremost Lincoln experts, will deliver the Dedication Day keynote address on November 19, 2017, in Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park.
September 27, 2017
Hazardous trees to be removed from Soldiers’ National Cemetery
Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) has contracted with Bartlett Tree Experts to remove several trees from the Soldiers’ National Cemetery that have been identified as potentially hazardous. This is one phase in a multi-phase project to ensure that the trees in the National Cemetery are preserved for as many years as possible. The ten trees identified for removal have aged beyond the point where they can be preserved and must be removed to ensure the safety of visitors, staff, cemetery infrastructure such as structures, walls, and fences, adjoining power lines, roads, and vehicular traffic.
September 19, 2017
Park staff supports NPS Incident Management Team for Hurricane Irma
National Park Service (NPS) staff at Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) are supporting parks throughout Florida, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic coast to assist with clean-up and damage assessment efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma. There are currently 20 staff members from Gettysburg NMP deployed to the NPS Eastern Incident Management Team (IMT) supporting the hurricane response.
September 11, 2017
Chicana Poet, Educator, and Activist is Gettysburg’s new Artist-in-Residence
Gettysburg National Military Park’s first “Poets in the Parks,” Artist-in-Residence will be Los Angeles Poet Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. Bermejo has published poetry in the American Poetry Review, crazyhorse, Calyx, and Acentos Review, among others. Bermejo’s latest collection of poems is “Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge.”
September 11, 2017
Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day on September 30 at Gettysburg National Military Park
The National Park Service is inviting volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 30 by volunteering to cut and remove brush on Powers Hill at Gettysburg National Military Park. The project will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. and registration is required.
September 05, 2017
Gettysburg and Eisenhower Parks' Deer Management Program Will Run October through March
From October 2017 through March 2018, the National Park Service (NPS) will continue managing white-tailed deer at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Gettysburg and Eisenhower national parks are reducing the number of deer in the parks directly by shooting. All venison will once again be donated to Gettysburg area food banks.
August 31, 2017
World War II Weekend set for September 16 and 17 at Eisenhower National Historic Site
On September 16 and 17, the National Park Service will sponsor its 21st annual World War II living history weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. The public is invited to tour World War II encampments of over 700 living historians portraying Allied and German troops. The camps are authentically recreated by over 90 living history units and include original World War II vehicles.
August 30, 2017
'One Hundred Nights of Taps' closes Labor Day at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg
The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania in partnership with Taps For Veterans and Gettysburg National Military Park invite the public to attend the closing ceremony for One Hundred Nights of Taps in the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg at 7 pm on Labor Day, September 4.
August 29, 2017
Gettysburg Park Advisory Commission’s September 14 public meeting has been cancelled
Due to an ongoing Department of Interior review of all Advisory Commissions, Gettysburg National Military Park is cancelling the planned September 14 meeting of the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission.
August 18, 2017
“Generations” invited to Walk in the Footsteps of Heroes on the Gettysburg Battlefield on September 2
Gettysburg National Military Park and the Civil War Trust will conduct a special program that encourages adults to help instill a lifelong passion for history by bringing a son, daughter, niece, grandson or friend for a special walk on the Gettysburg battlefield on September 2, from 10 am until 12:30 pm.
August 17, 2017
View the Solar Eclipse with Gettysburg Rangers
Gettysburg National Military Park invites the public to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse on the Gettysburg battlefield. This unique celestial event is anticipated to begin at approximately 1:15 PM, obscuring 78% percent of the visible sun. Viewing stations will be set-up at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, as well as at Auto Tour Stop 15, near the High Water Mark, on Hancock Avenue.
August 15, 2017
National Cemetery parking lot and connector road along Taneytown Road will be closed next week for line painting
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 August 24 and 25.
August 14, 2017
Sculptor/Illustrator Joseph Paxton is Gettysburg’s new Artist-in-Residence
Sculptor and illustrator Joseph Paxton will begin a month-long residency at Gettysburg National Military Park on August 18. A native of Wales, Paxton has exhibited his works, many of them animal sculptures, all over the world and he’s been featured in Vantage Magazine, Unfolded Magazine, the Resident Magazine, and the Newcastle Metro.
August 14, 2017
Licensed Battlefield Guide Exam
Gettysburg National Military Park is opening its Licensed Battlefield Guide Examination process, park officials have announced. The written exam, the first part of an intensive, multi-tiered process, will be given on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Harrisburg Area Community College/Gettysburg Campus from 9 am until 4:30 pm.
July 25, 2017
Birds With A Gettysburg Address: Four Seasons of Monumental Sightings
Join Bonnie Portzline on Saturday, August 12 at 8:30 pm, at the Park Amphitheater on West Confederate Avenue, as she shares her ongoing birding photography project and slideshow series, “Birds With A Gettysburg Address.”
July 20, 2017
The public is invited to a starry night on Little Round Top, August 10
At 8 pm on August 10, Gettysburg National Military Park, with the Westminster Astronomical Society, invites the public to participate in a star-gazing program at Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8.
July 19, 2017
Gettysburg's Music Muster is August 11 and 12
Experience the compelling music that revealed and expressed the feelings Americans held during the Civil War at Gettysburg National Military Park’s 22nd annual Gettysburg Music Muster on August 11 and 12.
July 13, 2017
Young adults help maintain and preserve the Gettysburg battlefield landscape
Seven young adults from across the country are at Gettysburg to take on project “Restore Battlefield Landscapes at Gettysburg National Military Park” thanks to a cooperative agreement between American Conservation Experience (ACE) and the Department of the Interior.
July 12, 2017
National Park Service seeking comments for Visitor Use Management Plan for Eisenhower National Historic Site
The National Park Service (NPS) is undertaking a listening session process as an initial step in the development of a visitor use management plan (the plan) for Eisenhower National Historic Site.
July 10, 2017
July-August 2017 Artist-in-Residence
Texas native and U.S. Veteran Ernan Cesar Rivera will begin a month-long residency at Gettysburg National Military Park on July 15. Rivera will use his time at Gettysburg to study the history of Latinos who served in the Union Army during Civil War.
July 05, 2017
Great War weekend
Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, the National Park Service will commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the Great War in 1917.
June 14, 2017
Acting Superintendent at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site Honored to Lead
Bill Justice has been selected as the acting superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site through October 1.
May 22, 2017
2017 Summer Programs
Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins June 10, offering visitors insight into the people and places that made history during the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War.
May 19, 2017
President Eisenhower’s Limo to be featured in Gettysburg Memorial Day Parade
President Eisenhower’s 1955 Chrysler Crown Imperial Derham limousine will be featured as part of Gettysburg’s Memorial Day Parade May 29 beginning at 2 pm.