30 June 2023- The three-day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point, not only during the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Gettysburg National Military Park will commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, from July 1 to 3, with a series of free guided walks, talks, and hikes that explore and reflect on this important chapter in our nation’s history.
The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest battle of the American Civil War, resulting in the most casualties, was the impetus for the establishment of the nation’s first National Cemetery, and continues to be a flash point for the American experiment.
Visit the Gettysburg National Military Park website for further details: https://www.nps.gov/gett.
Note: Some parts of the park are still closed for rehabilitation projects, including the famous Little Round Top. Little Round Top featured heavily in the second day’s battle as Confederate forces looked to get a stronghold on one of the central lookout and battery locations on across the field of battle. It also was crucial to the 1993 film Gettysburg, which featured it heavily.
Some rehabilitation and construction projects are set to be suspended, however, for the anniversary including road construction.
- The GETT homepage has a direct link to our 160th anniversary page as close to the top of the page as possible.
- We have also added a new, albeit last minute, program to the Sunday, July 2 lineup. I will be leading a live stream tour of the Little Round Top rehabilitation project. This virtual ONLY program will take place from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm via the Gettysburg NMP YouTube channel.
- Thanks to our friends with the Gettysburg Foundation, this live virtual program will also be available for our visitors on the big monitors in the Sacred Trust tent as well.