Category Archives: Museum and Visitor Center

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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Why does the Museum and Visitor Center landscaping look the way it does?

Every morning this week, the frost has been taking its toll on the wildflowers, grasses and other native plants growing around the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.  Visitors often ask us about the unusual landscaping around the … Continue reading

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