Category Archives: Museum and Visitor Center

By their gallantry in action: Medals of Honor in the Collections at Gettysburg

Among the tens of thousands of artifacts in the museum collection at Gettysburg National Military Park that document the experiences of the Civil War soldier are four of exceptional value and importance.  Nowhere near the size of a shot-torn battle … Continue reading

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Youth Quest @ Gettysburg

Last week, 25 rising ninth graders visited Gettysburg to participate in Youth Quest, a 4-day, 3-night experience that builds and develops leadership skills by exploring the history of Gettysburg and interacting with college students, faculty and educators.  Activities took place … Continue reading

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Special 150th Gettysburg Battle Anniversary Junior Ranger Patch Available March 1

Beginning March 1st, young visitors to Gettysburg National Military Park can earn a special 150th anniversary Junior Ranger patch by completing activities in the Junior Ranger activity book.  This is an opportunity for our young visitors to have fun while … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: What’s in Store for the 150th? – Update

The following is a freshly updated list of special events and programs at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.  This includes many commemorative programs and events for the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg and President Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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Gettysburg – July 2013: What’s in Store

Gettysburg National Military Park, working together with the Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg College and other partners, has completed the planning for major events on the Gettysburg battlefield during 2013.  To learn more about the numerous seminars, programs, events and exhibits that … Continue reading

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Go with a Licensed Battlefield Guide

Here at Gettysburg National Military Park we frequently get asked: “What is the best way to see the battlefield?”  Our answer is simple:  “With a Licensed Battlefield Guide!”  Since we are experiencing increases in visitation this year and expect even … Continue reading

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Conserving Artifacts for Museum Display

The National Park Service Harpers Ferry Center conservation labs have started the conservation of artifacts for rotation into the exhibits at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.  Over 150 artifacts ranging from signal flags to feedbags are … Continue reading

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A Gettysburg Valentine

After the battle, a Gettysburg resident found this note on the back of a valentine: “July 2nd, 1863.  Mr. Yankee: Your house is not torn up at all, compared with the way your Soldier did at Fredericksburg.  I only killed … Continue reading

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Smart Parking Coming to Gettysburg this Summer

On the busiest days of the summer at Gettysburg National Military Park, parking lots at the Museum and Visitor Center can sometimes fill up.  And we haven’t even hit the 150th anniversary year yet.  Fortunately, thanks to the Pennsylvania Department of … Continue reading

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Update: The Cyclorama Building at Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) is continuing to prepare a document called the Cyclorama Building environmental assessment.  We have contracted with consultants at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) to further analyze the information received during the public scoping process in … Continue reading

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