Summer Underground Railroad Tours Start Today

Beginning today, Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC) in cooperation with the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom (NTF) Program will be providing tours of Gettysburg’s only officially recognized Underground Railroad site where hundreds of freedom-seekers were sheltered during their escape from slavery in the years before the Civil War. Everyone is invited to attend the one-hour

Gettysburg Foundation to host “A Historic Evening with Stephen Lang, Jeff Shaara & Harold Holzer”

During the week of the 161st anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Foundation is pleased to host A Historic Evening with Stephen Lang, Jeff Shaara & Harold Holzer Friday, July 5, 2024. Award-winning stage and screen actor, playwright and author Stephen Lang, The New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara and leading Lincoln

Gettysburg Foundation to Host a Historic Evening with Stephen Lang and Jeff Shaara

During the week of the 161st anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, on Friday, July 5, 2024, join the Gettysburg Foundation for A Historic Evening with Stephen Lang and Jeff Shaara. Award-winning stage and screen actor, playwright and author Stephen Lang and The New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara will appear for a special evening of live performances,

Second Ken Burns Film Festival Draws 4000

Gettysburg’s second Ken Burns Film Festival and third major celebration of historical films in little more than a year drew 4000+ people to events this weekend. This time the leading attractions weren’t Gettysburg’s George Pickett (Stephen Lang) and James Longstreet (Tom Berenger) but instead were Law and Order prosecutor Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and West

Thad’s Place opens in Gettysburg

Thad’s Place, home of the Thaddeus Stevens Museum, held its grand opening yesterday. The museum, located at 46 Chambersburg Street, is sponsored by the Thaddeus Stevens Society. April 4 was Thaddeus Stevens’ 232nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of the Thaddeus Stevens Society. The museum features artifacts from the society’s collection including many of Stevens’

Thaddeus Stevens Museum opens in Gettysburg

On April 4, something will happen that should have happened a long time ago — the grand opening of the first Thaddeus Stevens museum at 46 Chambersburg Street in Gettysburg, PA. The event from 5 to 7 p.m. will include music by noted musician Tom Jolin and the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner by Jesse

Jean Green cares for Gettysburg’s Lincoln Cemetery

“This cemetery is the only concrete evidence there was a Black community in Gettysburg,” said Lincoln Cemetery Project Association Director Jean Green as she surveyed the 1.6 acre cemetery on the corner of Long Lane and Lincoln Lane in Gettysburg. The cemetery is Gettysburg’s only surviving Black cemetery and the final resting place of more

Thaddeus Stevens’s 14th Amendment again in the news

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is one of the greatest achievements of the Reconstruction era and the essential person in its birth was Thaddeus Stevens, the most powerful congressman of his time. The amendment has been at the heart of many landmark court cases, including desegregation, same sex marriage, and reproductive rights. Now the

Ike, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Unification

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s well-deserved reputation for military leadership comes mainly from the formal command authority he exercised: first at Gettysburg’s Camp Colt during World War I; as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force during World War II; as postwar U.S. Army Chief of Staff; and as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, for NATO, in the

Gettysburg the …… World War II Center?

Our hometown took a large step to solidify its position as a leading center of World War II studies and commemoration with a major conference on the Battle of the Bulge, held at the World War II American Experience Museum in Gettysburg on Jan. 27. The conference was sponsored by the Battle of the Bulge

Nominations open for annual Jim Getty Award

Nominations for Destination Gettysburg’s eighth annual “Jim Getty Spirit of Gettysburg Award” are now open, and members of the community are encouraged to submit names of individuals in the tourism industry that exemplify dedication and contribution to the Adams County tourism industry. The award was established in 2016 in recognition of Jim Getty, an Abraham

Thaddeus Stevens museum will open in Gettysburg

With the help of members and supporters, the Thaddeus Stevens Society has reached its goal of raising $28,000 for a new museum. The society has leased a storefront at 46 Chambersburg Street in downtown Gettysburg for the first Thaddeus Stevens museum.  The grand opening is planned for April 4, 2024, the 232nd birthday of Stevens

Seminary Ridge Museum Receives NEH Grant

Before the Battle of Gettysburg erupted in the small crossroads town on July 1, 1863, South Central Pennsylvania was the scene of another struggle, between slavery and freedom, over the course of 85 years.   To help tell this story, Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center (SRMEC) was recently awarded a $19,000 Public Impact Project

Eisenhower and Oppenheimer

The recent hit movie “Oppenheimer” has many of the elements of a classic drama. It featured suspense, superlative acting, and a brilliant but conflicted hero: the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, so-called “father of the atomic bomb.” Inevitably, there is also a two-faced, scheming villain: Lewis Strauss, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. One major player

GNMP honors veterans of The Battle of the Bulge

The hometown of one of the greatest battles ever fought by the U.S. Army paid homage to another battle yesterday. On the 79th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge, Eisenhower Farm Historic Site ranger Dan Vermilya hosted a walk and reflection in the National Cemetery. The World War 2 so-called Battle

GNMP announces 2024 Winter Lecture Series

Featuring some of the best rangers, historians, and authors from across the country, the nine-week Winter Lecture Series returns to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center for 2024. The Winter Lecture Series is held at 1:30 pm on weekends in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from January 6

Lee’s Headquarters hosts Holiday Open House

In conjunction with Main Street Gettysburg’s “A Gettysburg Christmas Festival,” the American Battlefield Trust on Saturday, December 2, will be hosting a special open house at Lee’s Headquarters on the Gettysburg Battlefield, including tours of the house decorated for the holidays, historical interpretation and crafts for young and old. “As the community comes together to

Brotherly love leads to giving and Thanksgiving

When Adams County resident Charles Walmer learned he had polycystic kidney disease, he received a kidney transplant in 2009 after waiting about 4 years. It took place at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Charles also made sure that his three adult children tested for this hereditary disease. His son Bill was the

The wig of Thaddeus Stevens

Thaddeus Stevens had many distinctive traits, such as his cutting wit, his brilliant intellect and his dour countenance. But the thing that hit people first was his ill-fitting, chestnut colored wig. Stevens started wearing a wig in the late 1820s after an attack of “brain fever,” which was probably Typhoid, that rendered him hairless. The

Dedication Day celebrates 160th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

A collection of Gettysburg royalty, including Acting Park Superintendent Zachary Bolitho; Gettysburg College president Robert Iuliano; Gettysburg Foundation chair Wayne Motts; Lincoln scholar and Lincoln Forum chair Harold Holzer; writer and policy analyst Susan Eisenhower; and Wendy Allen, president of the Lincoln Fellowship, moved indoors to the Majestic Theater to celebrate the 160th anniversary of

Gettysburg tells the story of more than a battle − the military park shows what national ‘reconciliation’ looked like for decades after the Civil War

Katrina Stack, University of Tennessee and Rebecca Sheehan, Oklahoma State University On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to dedicate a cemetery at the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Four months before, about 50,000 soldiers had lost their lives at the Battle of Gettysburg, later seen as

Susan Eisenhower, J’Nai Bridges, Graham Sibley, Harold Holzer, and Doris Kearns Goodwin to appear at Dedication Day Events in Gettysburg Sunday, Nov 19.

UPDATE ALERT: CHANGE OF DEDICATION DAY CEREMONY VENUE FROM THE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY TO GETTYSBURG COLLEGE’S MAJESTIC THEATER, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA. The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania is honored to invite the public to the Majestic Theater on November 19th, 2023 for a special Dedication Day ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the historic

Veterans Appreciation Day announced

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are pleased to announce a special Veterans Appreciation Day at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2023. To honor our U.S. military veterans for their service, veterans are invited to enjoy a special discount and receive free admission to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience at

Gettysburg needs a Thaddeus Stevens museum

The Thaddeus Stevens Society is launching a fundraising effort to create a Gettysburg museum for one of its most important historic personalities. To raise this money, the Society is participating in the Giving Spree, held by the Adams County Community Foundation, that will occur on November 9 at Gettysburg Middle School from 3 to 7

County celebrates the 30th anniversary of iconic “Gettysburg” film

Director Ron Maxwell, actors Stephen Lang and Tom Berenger, and a dozen other cast members and crew joined hundreds of starstruck history and movie buffs this weekend to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1993 release of the film “Gettysburg.” The celebrations occurred across the county at the Adams County Historical Society (ACHS), the Seminary

GAHS Students continue Civil War Hospital Sign project

With the new school year, a new class of students at the Gettysburg Area High School are working with Historic Gettysburg Adams County (HGAC) to manufacture replacement markers for Civil War hospital sites in and around Gettysburg. GAHS Technology Education instructor Stan Licharowicz supervises the students as they use the latest computer-aided design and laser

Gettysburg College author discusses Black history in Gettysburg

Jill Ogline Titus, deputy director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and the author of Gettysburg 1963: Civil Rights, Cold War Politics, and Historical Memory in America’s Most Famous Small Town, spoke at the Lutheran Seminary’s Valentine Hall on “A New Birth of Freedom? Civil Rights and Black History in 20th Century Gettysburg.”

Gettysburg College’s Eisenhower Institute Celebrates Democracy Week

The Eisenhower Institute (EI) at Gettysburg College held its second annual Democracy Week celebrations with a week full of events and activities aimed at getting young people engaged in the political process, celebrating American democratic values, and reducing political polarization through building bipartisan trust between political adversaries.  This year’s theme was “In Democracy We Trust.”

Thaddeus Stevens and the Christiana Resistance 

On September 11, 1851, an organized group near the small town of Christiana, PA, successfully fended off an effort by a Maryland slave owner to capture freedom seekers, killing the slaver in the process. The event, known as the Christiana Resistance or Riot, sparked a political firestorm that drew in Thaddeus Stevens. The event had

Gettsburg recognizes Thaddeus Steven’s accomplishments

Two new actions in the last week recognized the importance of Thaddeus Stevens to Gettysburg:  a Stevens display in the Gettysburg borough building and the installation of “Stevens Run” signs on Constitution Avenue. The newly arranged display is outside the mayor’s office in the borough building and consists of a bust of Stevens on a small oak table

One Hundred Nights of Taps closes successful 7th year at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

One Hundred Nights of Taps, Gettysburg is finishing its 2023 evening programs on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. The closing program features multiple buglers sounding cascading Taps, an especially moving conclusion. The Labor Day program will also include an Enduring Pathway educational segment presented by GNMP Ranger Smith.                                                      Every day since Memorial Day, a few

Seminary’s Schmucker House gets an update

The Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary’s Schmucker House, located at the corner of Seminary Ridge and Springs Ave on the seminary campus is getting an update. The current focus is on the home’s two porches, including a large wraparound porch, but future updates may be on the horizon. The house is currently home to the administrative offices

Thaddeus Stevens and Gettysburg College

Thaddeus Stevens was one of the most important persons in Gettysburg College history, securing funding for the college’s first major building, providing land for its campus, and keeping it in Gettysburg when others wanted to move it in 1854. Gettysburg College, then called Pennsylvania College, was founded in 1832 by Samuel Simon Schmucker in the

“Gettysburg” 30th Anniversary Festival comes to town in October

Main Street Gettysburg is proud to be cooperating with Journey Through Hallowed Ground, Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg Foundation, American Battlefield Trust, Seminary Ridge Museum, and Adams County Historical Society to host a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the movie “Gettysburg.” The 1993 movie, filmed on location in Gettysburg, was adapted from the 1974 historical

Thaddeus Stevens versus James Buchanan

One of the great ironies of American history is that President James Buchanan, a defender of slavery, lived in the same city of Lancaster, PA, as Thaddeus Stevens, a relentless foe of the infernal institution. This stark contrast was highlighted in a new book, American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal, by Neil King, a

Historic Preservation Project reaches milestone

After almost 20 years of visiting and surveying historic barns, a team of volunteers from the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Barn Preservation Project recently added the 400th barn to the HGAC register of historic Adams County Barns.  Barn owners Wayne and Leila Flickinger and their daughters, Alayna and Sarah, welcomed the barn surveyors to their

Arendtsville Lions turn 50

The Arendtsville Lions Club celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its Charter Night with a dinner at Hickory Bridge Farm on June 13, 2023.   The evening included a display of the club’s history and memorabilia, guest speakers, a roll-call of deceased members, induction of new members, installation of officers, special recognition of members, and entertainment by

Gettysburg’s Lincoln Cemetery among 13 PA African American cemeteries to receive assistance

Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds and Preservation Pennsylvania are pleased to announce grant awards to 13 African American cemeteries to assist in their ongoing preservation efforts as part of an African American Cemetery Stewardship Program funded by the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund (AACHAF) through the National Trust for Historic Preservation with support from The JPB

The financial genius of the Union cause

When the Civil War started in 1861, the United States was in horrible financial shape. The country was $100 million in debt, its main source of income — duties on imported goods — was significantly reduced with the departure of southern states, its banking system differed from state to state, and the paper currency was

Sach’s Covered Bridge slated for some TLC

The Adams County Commissioners learned at Wednesday’s meeting that Sach’s Covered Bridge will receive a coat of paint and some fire retardant free of charge. The Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania will perform the work. The Society is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of covered bridges in Pennsylvania. Society president Robert Kuether

Summer Holiday Events at Children of Gettysburg 1863

June and July 2023 Gettysburg, Pa. (May 31, 2023)—The Gettysburg Foundation is pleased to offer area residents and visitors to Gettysburg educational events with family-friendly programming on select summer holidays at Children of Gettysburg 1863® in June and July 2023. Open daily, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. for the summer season, Children of Gettysburg 1863® is an interactive history adventure

GNMP sponsors 160th Gettysburg battle events

Gettysburg National Military Park staff will commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 2, and 3, with a series of free hikes, walks, and talks that discuss, explore, and reflect on this important turning point in the American Civil War. The public is invited to join National Park Service staff throughout

Local author Jeff Shaara shares his work

New York Times best-selling author and Gettysburg resident Jeff Shaara will make several experiences in the county over the summer. Shaara will be sharing his newest release, “The Old Lion,” the story of Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. “It was a daunting task, and my greatest hope is that I’ve done him justice.  He certainly deserves that,”

HGAC’s Summer at Spangler program begins May 27

Come take a peek inside the historic George Spangler barn and find out more about Pennsylvania’s unique bank barns! This year will mark the third season for HGAC’s family-friendly “Summer at Spangler” program, which takes place at the George Spangler Barn and Farm, located at 488 Blacksmith Shop Road in Gettysburg. The barn is not

Lincoln Fellowship sponsors 100 Nights of Taps

Lincoln Fellowship representative Wendy Allen thanked the Gettysburg Public Works Department for repairing the “Return Visit” statue on the Gettysburg Square in April. After being restored at a studio in New Jersey and returned last year, the statue was loose. “It can’t be wobbling,” said Allen. Allen said she was deeply grateful to Public Works

HGAC offers McAllister Mill tours, replaces Civil War hospital signs with a key assist from high school students

Historic Gettysburg Adams County volunteers have begun conducting weekly Underground Railroad tours at McAllister’s Mill, located adjacent to the National Military Park. HGAC encourages everyone to discover a part of the battlefield unknown to most visitors. Tours leave from the south end of the old Mulligan MacDuffer’s Golf Course parking lot at 1360 Baltimore Pike

ABT will hold its 2024 annual conference in Gettysburg; announces new virtual tour at Lee’s Headquarters

In less than one year, hundreds of American Battlefield Trust members will descend on Gettysburg for the national preservation organization’s 2024 Annual Conference. From April 25–28, they’ll enjoy tours, talks, and other special gatherings at an event designed to showcase both the battlefield and the community that surrounds it. Speaking from the group’s iconic property

Gettysburg Underground Railroad tours will begin in May

Walking tours of Gettysburg’s only Underground Railroad (UGRR) Site recognized by the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom will begin on Saturday, May 6th, and everyone is invited to attend. Professional guides will lead tours every Saturday at 11 AM from May through August. Since 2011, hundreds of visitors have taken advantage of this unique

The lasting appeal of Gettysburg

“We had an almost mystical visit to the cemetery,” said Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer about his recent trip to Gettysburg with 19 Hunter College students. “We walked in via the route Lincoln took and visited the soldiers’ monument plus the now famous rhododendron bush [recently identified as the spot where Lincoln stood to deliver his

Discover the Untold Stories of Gettysburg at Beyond the Battle Museum

The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) officially opened the doors of its new history center and museum, “Gettysburg Beyond the Battle,” on Saturday, April 15th. Over one thousand visitors enjoyed Gettysburg’s newest museum as well as a full weekend of programming including book signings, children’s activities, and a special panel discussion. Guest speakers during opening

GNMP adds bronze relief tactile accessibility tables

Gettysburg National Military Park recently installed two bronze relief tactile tables, with a third to come, at key locations within the park. These new bronze relief tables depict three-dimensional landscape elevations of the battlefield. Visitors will now have access to better understand the landscape across which the battle was fought and how terrain influenced the

24th annual History Meets the Arts next weekend

Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, will be the 24th annual History Meets the Arts (HMTA) show & sale in Gettysburg. 17 artists represented by Lord Nelson’s Gallery will be at the Gettysburg Fire Company Community Room Friday April 14, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and again Saturday April 15, from 10:00 am

Tours of the Eisenhower home will resume April 1

Visitors May Now Drive Directly to the Farm  GETTYSBURG, PA – Eisenhower National Historic Site is pleased to announce that tours of the Eisenhower home will resume on Saturday, April 1, 2023, for the Spring and Summer season. Individuals, families, and groups with fewer than 20 people can now drive directly to the site.  April

WWII American Experience celebrates Women’s History Month

The Gettysburg WWII American Experience kicked off Women’s History Month on Saturday with an exhibit celebrating the inspirational and unprecedented contributions of women supporting the military efforts during World War II.  Featuring many authentic original artifacts, vehicles, uniforms, pictures, storyboards, and activities for children and adults, the exhibit highlighted the important roles that nearly 350,000

Gary Ozenbaugh and American Battlefield Trust make donation to GARA

Long-time owner of Gettysburg’s General Pickett’s Buffet Gary “Ozy” Ozenbaugh and officials from the American Battlefield Trust paid a scheduled visit to the Gettysburg Area Recreational Authority this afternoon to uphold their commitment to make a $20,000 gift in support of community projects. “After decades on Steinwehr Avenue, the time was right for us to

Live artillery Shell from the Battle of Gettysburg found on the GNMP battlefield

An unexploded ordnance shell dating from the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg was discovered today at the Gettysburg National Military Park. The shell was found within the area of rehabilitation currently occurring around Little Round Top. The U.S. Army 55th Ordnance Disposal Company Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Fort Belvoir, VA gently washed off the mud

Winter programming at Gettysburg National Miliary Park

Gettysburg, PA – Gettysburg will continue its popular Winter Lecture Series. Featuring some of the best National Park Service rangers and historians from across the region, this 10-week series of hour-long talks will examine a wide array of subjects related to the American Civil War and Gettysburg history including archeology at Little Round Top, the

Dedication Day ceremony celebrates 159th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

A collection of Gettysburg royalty – Park Superintendent Steve Sims, Gettysburg College President Robert Iuliano, Gettysburg Foundation President Wayne Motts, Lincoln Fellowship President The Reverend Steve Herr, and Gettysburg Forum chair Harold Holzer – together with superstar historians John Meacham and Dr. Allen Guelzo, gathered in the National Cemetery today to celebrate the 159th anniversary

The Shared History of the Musselman Family and the Adams County Fruit Industry

Nearly everyone, it seems, has heard the name Musselman and knows it is associated with food processing. Fewer know that there were two Musselmans involved, Christian H. Musselman (1880-1944) and Ivan Z. Musselman (1886-1963). And almost no person living today has heard about the third Musselman, Christian’s father, John Musselman (1858-1931). It was John who

Dedication Day and Remembrance Day events calendar

Dedication Day (ceremony in the Gettysburg National Cemetery) and Remembrance Day (parade and Illumination) events all fall on Saturday Nov. 19, 2022. All events and shuttles are free to the public. Expect substantial road closures in the area. The David Wills House will be open for free on November 18-19. November 19 schedule: 9:00 am to

“Ticket to the Past:” A virtual reality tour about Basil Biggs

Newly opened in downtown Gettysburg at the beautifully preserved train station, the Gettysburg Foundation’s “Ticket to the Past: Unforgettable Journey” is a wonderful, mind-altering, virtual reality experience that may give visitors a glimpse into the future of museum visitors’ engagements with history. “Ticket to the Past” feels more like a series of face-to-face encounters than

It’s Back to School Time – 1896, That Is!

On Sunday, September 18 between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mt. Joy Township will host a re-opening of “Mud College,” the little 1-room 153-year old red brick schoolhouse, along Baltimore Pike between Gettysburg and Littlestown. Originally one of seven one-room schoolhouses scattered throughout Mt. Joy Township, The Pleasant Grove School was built in 1869. It

Local sculptor’s statue dedicated in York

PA Governor Tom Wolf and other dignitaries gathered in front of the William Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad site in York on Friday. They were there to unveil and dedicate a monument of William Goodridge, who was born in slavery but became one of York’s leading businessmen and a major leader on the Underground

Gettysburg National Military Park Living History demonstrations continue this weekend

The Gettysburg National Military Park Living History Program continues this weekend with demonstrations at three locations. Live artillery demonstrations presented by the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery B; Encampment and programs at Auto Tour Stop 12, the Pennsylvania Memorial and the Copse of Trees. Saturday July 16: 11:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. Sunday

New World War II Museum Opens in Gettysburg on Saturday

people sitting and standing on battle tank

Just a ten-minute drive from Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square lies the brand new World War II American Experience Museum, full of military vehicles, equipment, uniforms, and Gettysburg history. The museum, located on the Mummasburg Rd. at 845 Crooked Creek Rd., offers learning and entertainment for both children and adults. A soft opening this Saturday from 10:00

Gettysburg Majestic will present first-ever Ken Burns Film Festival

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater announced yesterday it will host the first-ever film festival dedicated solely to the work of award-winning documentarian Ken Burns next February 10-12, 2023. More than a career retrospective, festival-goers will engage with Burns, his collaborators, historians, and Gettysburg College students in consequential conversations about the simple question Burns has explored in

Eisenhower Home Opens for Tours Memorial Day Weekend

Beginning Friday, May 27, the Eisenhower Home at Eisenhower National Historic Site (NHS) will reopen for public tours. The shuttle between the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center (MVC) to Eisenhower NHS will also resume on May 27 at 10:30 am. From Memorial Day Weekend to Columbus Day Weekend, the National Park Service

David Wills House Reopens for 2022

Beginning April 23, 2022, the historic David Wills House will reopen, free of charge, on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Effective June 2, 2022, operations will expand to Thursday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. National Park Service Rangers will staff the home with support from Main Street Gettysburg. The reopening of

Thaddeus Stevens statue unveiled in Gettysburg

After many years of fundraising and an extensive search for an appropriate location, a statue of former U.S. Congressman and civil rights advocate Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868) was unveiled today in front of the Adams County Courthouse. Hundreds of people filled the sidewalk and spilled into Baltimore St. during the unveiling ceremony on a sunny spring

GNMP Winter Programs Continue

Gettysburg National Military Park winter programs will continue through Sunday, March 12, 2022. Park staff and invited historians will once again offer the Winter Lecture Series as well as the popular Reading Adventures program for children ages 4 to 10 and their families. These free programs are presented at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum

Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens to become nonprofit

After many years of neglect, the Adams County supervisors have developed a plan to provide assurance for the people who are buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery and their families. The cemetery, located at 1380 Chambersburg St. West of Gettysburg has been in poor repair since at least 2015. “It turned into a bit of a