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Devil’s Den will close to visitors for 5 to 6 months starting March 21

Gettysburg National Military Park has announced that Devil’s Den will close for rehabilitation work on Monday, March 21. The rehabilitation will address significant erosion and safety issues in this highly visited area of the battlefield.

Devil’s Den will be closed for approximately five to six months.

The Park Service said the closure was necessary due to significant erosion along existing walkways and unauthorized social trails that have created safety hazards. The scope of the project will reestablish, preserve, and protect the features that make up this segment of the battlefield landscape. These improvements will allow visitors to better immerse themselves into the historic landscape that is essential to understanding the three-day Battle of Gettysburg.

Crawford Avenue, Sickles Avenue, and the Devil’s Den parking area will remain open as much as possible for visitor use. (Adjacent battlefield locations, such as the Slaughter Pen, Devil’s Kitchen, and the Triangular Field, will all remain open.)

The construction contractor will occasionally need to close all road access around the area in order to further facilitate the project. All road closure notices will be updated to our website and social media platforms with as much notice as possible at www.nps.gov/gett.

This short video describes the Little Round Top rehabilitation project that will improve the cultural and natural landscape, provide better safety and accessibility, and enhance the visitor experience with new interpretive signage and trail alignments.

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  • I’m glad these two projects are happening. I’m also concerned about doing both of them at the same time. It seems that one at a time would be better for those who visit.

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