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Gettysburg National Military Park

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory in the summer of 1863 that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Confederacy", it was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It also provided President Abraham Lincoln with the setting for his most famous address.

Gettysburg National Military Park offers a full range of summer ranger programs, battlefield walks, evening campfire programs, and other special events including living history groups and band concerts to assist in preserving and interpreting this special piece of American History.

The park's new Museum and Visitor Center opened in April 2008 with a September 26 unveiling of the Cyclorama painting.  The new, 139,000 square foot facility brings to life the most extensive Civil War collections in the National Park Service through exhibits, interactive, and hands-on experiences that immerse visitors in the story of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War.  It features a new park Visitor Center, the 24,000 square foot Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, a new gallery to display the restored Cyclorama Painting, two theaters for a new 22-minute film, "A New Birth of Freedom," curatorial space, a park library, office space, classrooms, a Refreshment Saloon, and a museum bookstore. 

Research access for the public to the museum collection at Gettysburg National Military Park is open to researchers by appointment only. Please contact Greg Goodell to schedule an appointment by email at greg_goodell@nps.gov.

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This facility is handicapped accessible.

http://www.nps.gov/gett

Contact Information
Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Phone: 717-334-1124 ext- 8023
Email: gett_superintendent@nps.gov
Website: http://www.nps.gov/gett
Hours
November - March 6 am - 7 pm
April - October 6 am - 10 pm
Season
Open year round
Events
Hike With A Ranger
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 until
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Event
Key Moment Programs
Saturday, June 07, 2014 until
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Educational Event
The Living And The Dead Ranger Programs
Saturday, June 07, 2014 until
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Educational Event
The Civil War Experience Programs
Saturday, June 07, 2014 until
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Educational Event
Programs For Young Visitors
Saturday, June 07, 2014 until
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Family Fun Event
Lives Lost And Saved At The George Spangler Farm
Friday, June 06, 2014 until
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Educational Event
Summer Ranger Programs
THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
Saturday, June 07, 2014 until
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Educational Event
19th Annual Civil War Music Muster
Friday, August 15, 2014 until
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Musical Event
2014 World War II Weekend
Saturday, September 20, 2014 until
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Living History Event
Living History Weekends on the Battlefield
Saturday, April 05, 2014 until
Sunday, October 26, 2014
150th Event
151st Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship, GNMP and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Dedication Event
Mid-Winter Talks at Gettysburg NMP: The War in 1862
Friday, January 02, 2015 until
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
150th Event
152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 until
Friday, July 03, 2015
Living History Event
152nd Anniversary Battle Walks
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 until
Friday, July 03, 2015
Special Tour Event
Living History Weekends on the Battlefield
Saturday, April 18, 2015 until
Sunday, October 25, 2015
150th Event
152nd Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship, GNMP and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Dedication Event