Thaddeus Stevens: railroad developer

Besides being a masterful politician and unrivaled lawyer, Thaddeus Stevens was an enthusiastic promoter of railroads, pushing for two early railroads in Pennsylvania and then laying the legislative groundwork in the 1860s for the Transcontinental Railroad. Stevens’s first railroad venture was the Gettysburg Extension of the Pennsylvania Main Line, nicknamed the Tapeworm Railroad because its

Main Street Gettysburg launches Legacy Endowment Campaign for Gettysburg Welcome Center Project

Main Street Gettysburg is pleased to launch a fundraising program to support the future Gettysburg Welcome Center – Legacy Endowment Fund. Construction funds for the welcome center project are secured, thanks to local fundraising, Borough investment, and Congressional allocation. Main Street Gettysburg raised over $153,000; Borough of Gettysburg committed $300,000 under capital projects; and a

Major rezoning plan will redefine Gettysburg

The Gettysburg Planning Commission is moving forward on a major zoning overhaul which will change the image of Gettysburg going forward. Detailed information about the new plan including the proposed new document and map can be found on the borough’s website here. Planning Committee Chair Charles Strauss noted on Monday that the new plan had

Whitmore explains the proposed Gettysburg zoning plan

Contacted after Monday’s Planning Commission meeting, Planning Director John Whitmore gave his thoughts about the proposed new zoning plan. Detailed information about the new plan including the proposed new document and map can be found on the borough’s website here. “The development of property within the Borough is planned in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities

Summer Classic Movies return to the Majestic on June 5

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater celebrates beloved cinema classics from the late 20th century with the 2024 Summer Classic Movie series kicking off June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic 1925 auditorium. Enjoy classic movies in the beautifully restored historic theater every Wednesday night through August 21. Tickets for each film are just $8 and are

Gettysburg Brass Band Festival to Host Music Instrument Donation Drive on June 8th

Joining the harmonious celebration of music, the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival proudly announces its upcoming instrument donation drive on Saturday, June 8th, from 12-5pm. Embracing the spirit of generosity, the festival invites patrons to donate musical instruments in good working condition. These instruments will find new life in local school districts, enhancing music education and

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 Brass Band Festival JAZZ AL FRESCO featuring the Darden Purcell Group

Darden Purcell, a Washington D.C. vocalist, will be the featured artist at the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival Jazz al Fresco benefit concert on Thursday, June 6. Darden has shared the stage with leading jazz artists Maria Schneider, Eric Alexander, Terell Stafford, Eddie Daniels, Jim Pugh, Chip McNeill, Chuchito Valdes, Alan Baylock, Byron Stripling, Joel Spencer,

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,

Silvershire Farm Horse Carriage and Wagon Rides

Silvershire Farm Horse Carriage and Wagon Rides is the fourth stop along Destination Gettysburg’s scenic Blossom Belt Tour. The farm offers leisurely hour-long ride carriage rides in the Adams County countryside, which is especially stunning this time of year. The company is owned by Bill Kane and his wife Bobbie. The Kanes have raised horses

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

Gettysburg Welcome Center wins $1.3 million in Federal funding

The Borough of Gettysburg is honored to announce the award of $1,272,436 in Congressionally Directed Funding for the construction of the Gettysburg Welcome Center project. In February 2023, on behalf of the Borough of Gettysburg, Main Street Gettysburg submitted a Congressional Appropriation Request to both the House and Senate. Senators Bob Casey and John Fetterman,

Kris Heister named superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park, Eisenhower National Historic Site

National Park Service (NPS) Deputy Regional Director Cinda Waldbuesser today announced the selection of Kristina (Kris) Heister as the superintendent for Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Heister has worked at Gettysburg and Eisenhower as deputy superintendent since 2020. She begins her new assignment on March 24, 2024. “Kris brings a wealth

Destination Gettysburg launches Blossom Belt Map

Every spring, thousands of acres of fruit trees awaken from their winter slumber as blossoms emerge in a breathtaking landscape surrounding Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A few minutes’ drive down winding country roads leads to the Adams County Blossom Belt, where fruit trees paint a picture in hues of pink and white. Apple, apricot, cherry, peach, pear

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

“Love is in the Square” as couples revisit their vows

Despite the windy and cold weather there was a great turnout for the first-ever “Gettysburg Loves Love” event on Lincoln Square. “Everybody was so happy and so in love,” said Gettysburg Mayor Frealing after re-marrying almost 100 couples from the balcony of the Gettysburg Hotel. “For better and for worse; in sickness and in health…

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

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

Majestic’s Jeffrey Gabel takes final bow

Jeffrey Gabel, founding executive director of Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater, is closing out his career.

For 20 years, a man with a dazzling personality, bright smile, colorful bowties, and incredible work ethic has been the cornerstone of the arts community in historic downtown Gettysburg. Under Jeffrey Gabel’s tutelage, the Majestic Theater on Carlisle Street underwent a $16.5 million renovation and several other upgrades.  Gabel welcomed national stars such as Hal

Remembering Gettysburg museum creator Frank Buck

Combine a passion for all sorts of vehicles with a lifelong interest in World War II and a wife who shares your passion, and you might wind up with one of the country’s largest collections of World War II vehicles. Frank Buck, the man who parlayed that collection into the World War II American Experience

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

Slideshow: 2023 Gettysburg Christmas Festival a huge success

With rainy weather blowing out just as the 2023 Gettysburg “A Christmas Festival” began last evening, thousands of lovers of Gettysburg blew in for holiday fun and festivities. From opportunities to meet Santa to shopping throughout the borough, to the Gettysburg Garden Club’s annual greens sale at the firehouse, to a scavenger hunt, free carriage

GNMP announces Acting Superintendent and Acting Deputy Superintendent  

Kristina Heister, the Deputy Superintendent at Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) and Eisenhower National Historic Site (NHS), will serve as Acting Superintendent, for a period of 120 days that began on November 5. Heister will step into this leadership role as former Superintendent Steve Sims begins his new assignment as Superintendent of Independence National Historical

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

“A Gettysburg Christmas” shows the spirit of Christmas and community

Main Street Gettysburg, along with our partners at Seminary Ridge Museum and United Lutheran Seminary, is beyond excited to help host the screenings of “A Gettysburg Christmas” movie during our annual Christmas Festival on December 1-3, 2023. The movie, made earlier this year in Gettysburg and Adams County, brought great excitement, anticipation, and joy to

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

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

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival hosts “A Gettysburg Christmas” movie

Main Street Gettysburg, in partnership with United Lutheran Seminary and Seminary Ridge Museum, is pleased to welcome the movie A Gettysburg Christmas to this year’s A Gettysburg Christmas Festival on December 1, 2, and 3. Movie Director Bo Brinkman and Co-Producer Kris Webb coordinated with Jill Sellers, President of Main Street Gettysburg, Pete Miele, Executive Director of Seminary Ridge

Gettysburg Welcome Center plans move forward

Years ago, local non-profit Main Street Gettysburg, Inc. reached out to the community to ask a critical question: What is missing from this town? The answer was a resounding cry for an accessible spot containing information about Gettysburg—and a public bathroom. Jill Sellers, Main Street Gettysburg’s President and CEO, oversees the project that will hopefully

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

GNMP Deer Management Program Will Run October 2023 through March 2024

a deer standing in the snow looking at the camera

Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site will conduct the lethal removal of white-tailed deer as part of the White-tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement between October 2023 through March 2024. This action addresses the over-browsing of native vegetation and agricultural crops and is a management strategy that supports long-term protection, preservation, and

Visit the National Apple Harvest Festival this Weekend

Mmm! The sweet scent of apples fill the air this time of year, especially during the National Apple Harvest Festival! The festival is held annually during the first two full weekends in October and is hosted by the Upper Adams Jaycees at the South Mountain Fair Grounds located at 615 Narrows Road in Arendtsville. This

Open House at National Riding Stables Horse Rescue

National Riding Stables Horse Rescue is inviting the public to meet some lucky horses that have been rescued from abuse, neglect, or slaughter; learn how they have healed from their unfortunate pasts; and learn how to help these and other distressed horses live a deserved life of peace and tranquility. The Open House will be

Tourist business owners request input on oversized vehicle parking;  borough discusses sidewalks

After hearing councilmembers suggest they may extend the ongoing oversized vehicle parking project after it expires in Nov., owners and representatives of tourist-based businesses asked the borough council to allow them to provide input on the project. Nancie Gudmestad from the Shriver House said it was difficult and confusing to have buses park in the

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

Gettysburg reacts to oversized vehicle parking project

Gettysburg residents and borough council members expressed concerns Monday night about the trial oversized vehicle parking project that went into effect in July. The project reserves blocks of three adjacent parking spaces at several downtown locations for oversized vehicles. Gettysburg resident Kari Greenwalt said the bus parking areas on Baltimore St. are disruptive. “In theory

August 2023, Lively Arts Events

There is still some summer left to enjoy arts events in the great outdoors as well as in the dark and cool of a theater. Grab a friend and some chairs and enjoy taking in some of the plentiful offerings in our wonderful small town. Wednesday August 2 at 7:30 pm – Summer Classic Movies         

Adams County Farmers Market excels in its new location

The Adam’s County Farmers Market, held Saturday mornings at the Gettysburg rec park, is much more than parsley, peaches, and posies. On a recent visit, one could find all types of fresh produce and fruit, of course, plus offerings of fresh flowers, crafts, meats, honey, and mushrooms. There was also jewelry, games, a live band,

“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

Slideshow: 20th Annual Cornfest

The 20th Annual Round Barn Confest featured roasted sweet corn, pulled pork, chicken, sundaes, and the music of Chuck Darwin & The Knuckle Draggers. Photos by Jim Bargas. Click on any photo to start the slideshow.

Korean War Weekend at Eisenhower National Historic site

GETTYSBURG, PA – This July, Eisenhower National Historic Site (NHS) will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice with special events and programming. Known as the ‘Forgotten War’, Korea was the first major conflict of the Cold War, impacting the lives of millions. Korea was central to Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1952 presidential campaign, and

Unusual tourist visits Gettysburg

A black bear visited Gettysburg this morning and took a short rest in a tree on Baltimore St. across from the Adams County Courthouse. Passersby first noticed the bear at about 8:00 a.m. quietly lounging on a branch of the tree. Dozens of people showed up with cameras. The Gettysburg Police Dept. cordoned off the

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

Hollabaugh Blueberry Festival – July 8 and 9

Special promotional content provided by Hollabugh Bros., Inc. It’s almost July, and that means Red, White, and Blueberry time at Hollabaugh’s! Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. will be hosting their 68th Anniversary Blueberry Festival on Saturday, July 8th, and Sunday, July 9th between 12-4:30 p.m. to celebrate the bounty of blueberries on the farm! The annual festival

Slideshow: Brass Band Festival wrapup

The 2023 edition of the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival was a resounding success from June 7-11. The rain held off just long enough for all five days of our concerts and events to take place in delightful summer weather. We were all concerned about air quality due to Canadian wildfires, but it gradually improved during

Museum and Visitor Center Drive at GNMP reopens on June 8

The Taneytown Road entrance into the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center will reopen on June 8. Initially closed on April 1, the Visitor Center Drive required a full replacement. The original asphalt surface had reached the end of its lifespan and was replaced by concrete. All normal operating services and routes that utilize

Tourism rebounding from pandemic in Gettysburg

New economic report shows that visitor spending is strong in Adams County Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – May 31, 2023 As the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg approaches this summer, visitor spending and employment in the tourism industry have returned to 84 percent of pre-COVID-19 levels, according to a recently released economic study. This indicates that

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,”

Al Fresco Jazz: Brubeck Brothers Quartet: June 8

The 27th Annual Gettysburg Brass Band Festival is expanding to five days with dozens of free performances at the United Lutheran Seminary Pavilion Stage and throughout the borough. A highlight of the festival will be a benefit performance by the world-renowned Brubeck Brothers Quartet on Thursday, June 8. Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) is an iconic name

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

Park Staff will honor the fallen from all United States wars buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery  

GETTYSBURG, PA – For more than one hundred years, fallen United States servicemembers were buried with honor at Gettysburg National Cemetery. This Memorial Day weekend, lesser-known stories of those interred within this hallowed ground will be explored. Join park rangers from Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site as they discuss the creation and history of Gettysburg National Cemetery and highlight

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

How to Park in Downtown Gettysburg

Both tourists and locals have to park in Gettysburg.  It’s definitely worth visiting and shopping downtown, so don’t let parking deter you. Downtown is the best part of Gettysburg and it’s easy to park. I’ve lived here for 30 years and I rarely have trouble parking. But realize you might need to walk a block

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

Parking is now available at the “first shot” house

GETTYSBURG, PA – A new gravel parking area and driveway at the Wisler House, also known as “The First Shot House,” at Gettysburg National Military Park is now available for visitor use. The completion of this phase of site rehabilitation will allow visitors an unprecedented opportunity to safely park and visit this significant location associated

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

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

“A Gettysburg Christmas” moves into post-production; will open on Dec. 1 in Gettysburg

The film footage shot in Gettysburg in January for the Hollywood movie “A Gettysburg Christmas” has been shipped to California for post-production, and Director and Screenwriter Bo Brinkman is there overseeing the work. Brinkman said there were over 30 people involved in the filming in Gettysburg and that the post-processing occurring in Los Angeles would

The calm after the filming

The Pub & Restaurant on Lincoln Square in Gettysburg was quieter than it has been for a while, as the cast and crew of “A Gettysburg Christmas” has packed up and left town. The movie, which stars Lee Majors, was filmed in and around Gettysburg over the past month. “The filming brought in such good

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

“A Gettysburg Christmas” finishes third day of shooting

The cast and crew of “A Gettysburg Christmas Festival” wrapped its third day of shooting with an interior at Lark Gift Shop this evening. Film spokesperson Kris Webb said filming would continue tomorrow around Lincoln Square, but no set time has been announced. “Things are going super well. No matter how many challenges there have

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