Gettysburg National Military Park

Saddling Up In The National Parks

As a longtime resident of northern Virginia, I feel like I know Shenandoah National Park fairly well. I’ve driven the 105-mile length of Skyline Drive several times, stayed in and near the park, and spent many weekends hiking there. And yet I’ve never experienced the park from the back of a horse...until now.

President Obama's FY2016 Budget Request Includes $3 Billion For National Park Service

President Obama's budget request for the 2016 fiscal year seeks $2.6 billion for the National Park Service, an increase of $55 million from current funding levels. That request seeks hundreds of millions of dollars for infrastructure needs, such as renovations to the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park and for safety, efficiency, and access upgrades to the visitor's center at Gettysburg National Military Park.

Train Station That Brought Lincoln To Gettysburg To Be Added To National Military Park

Legislation appended to a half-trillion-dollar defense authorization bill will add the train station that brought President Lincoln to Gettysburg for his historic address to the national military park in 2015.

Congress Sends Defense Authorization Bill, With National Park Legislation, To President

A massive defense authorization bill, carrying riders that create seven national parks, headed Friday to President Obama for his signature, though how the National Park Service would pay for the additions was not immediately clear.

Senate Poised To OK Legislation That Would Grow National Park System, But Questions Loom

In one of the largest expansions of the National Park System in decades, a nearly 1,700-page bill to fund the Defense Department carries amendments to add roughly a half-dozen units to the park system and add acres to others. But the measure also raises concerns over whether Congress is micro-managing National Park Service decisions when it comes to wildlife management under the Endangered Species Act, and how donors to the system should be recognized.

Wrong Righted: Medal Of Honor Posthumously Awarded To Civil War Soldier

More than 151 years after 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing was killed at Gettysburg, he has been honored for his gallantry in battle with the Medal of Honor. President Barack Obama posthumously awarded the medal on November 6 in a ceremony a military historian said "rectified an ommission."

Move Over Baseball, National Parks Have Trading Cards, Too

People have been collecting stuff forever. When adults visit national parks, they can collect passport stamps or pamphlets. Children earn Junior Ranger badges, though getting one takes a lot more effort and time than a passport stamp. But there’s something else out there to collect, too, and it looks a lot like baseball trading cards

Gettysburg Park Advisory Commission To Meet In April

Gettysburg National Military Park’s Advisory Commission will meet in early April to provide an update on the Museum and Visitor Center, battlefield landscape rehabilitation, the development of a park fire management plan, and other park projects and to provide a citizens' open forum.

Gettysburg Railroad Station Acquired By Gettysburg Foundation For National Park Service

Though Congress has yet to act on legislation to allow the National Park Service to acquire the Gettysburg Railroad Station, the Gettysburg Foundation has reached an agreement to purchase the station.

Major Event at Gettysburg National Military Park To Mark 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a brief speech which included the phrase, "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here...." Time has proven otherwise, and on November 19, 2013, a ceremony at Gettysburg National Military Park will mark the 150th anniversary of what is now known as the Gettysburg Address.

Ku Klux Klan To Appear At Gettysburg National Military Park

The gathering of a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan at Gettysburg National Military Park will take place on October 5, barring the closure of the National Park System, under a permit approved by the park.

Deer Culling To Resume At Gettysburg National Military Park

Deer culling at Gettysburg National Military Park will resume in October as officials work to tamp down the herds so vegetation has a better chance to grow.

Gettysburg Nat'l Military Park Quarter Collection


Gettysburg Nat'l Military Park Quarter Collection

One of the greatest battles of the American Civil War is celebrated on the 2011 Gettysburg National Military Quarter. The 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument prominently bisects the reverse design of the quarter. This monument stands on the battle line of the Union army at Cemetery Ridge. Also included on this impressive design are the words GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, 2011, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Many of the nation's collectors and American history enthusiasts seek the added value of a pristine uncirculated quarter from each mint. As circulated national parks quarters continue to be difficult to find, these collections will become a premium item. The first of the 2011 National Parks Quarters to be released, this collection features both a P and D minted quarter affixed to a 5"x5" trifold card packed with interesting information, fascinating history and vibrant images. These collections make the entire series fit seamlessly together creating a comprehensive and valuable treasure for families and collectors alike.

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Gettysburg National Military Park Coin & Stamp


Gettysburg National Military Park Coin & Stamp

This brilliant item showcases an uncirculated 2011 National Parks Quarter along with the vintage unused postage stamp featuring Gettysburg National Military Park. The colorful insert highlights this beautiful park and includes interesting facts and other educational features. The 4" x 6" hard acrylic case secures and protects the coin and postage stamp. The Gettysburg National Military Park Quarter is part of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program TM, and is the sixth quarter in the series. The park was established in 1895 and the quarter design proudly displays the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, a monument that stands on the battle line of the Union army at Cemetery Ridge. Actual stamp may vary based on availability.

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Gettysburg National Military Park's Old Cyclorama Building Is No More

Work is underway at Gettysburg National Military Park to rehabilitate the northern section of Cemetery Ridge to its historic condition, and a key step in that project has now been completed. On March 11, several dozen people gathered to watch the demolition of the last remaining portion of the old Cyclorama building

Around The Parks: Shorebird Nesting, Culling Deer At Rock Creek, Gettysburg Tours

Let's take a quick look around the National Park System at some of the issues and activities different units are involved with.
Gettysburg: The Graphic History of America This "illustrated history" offers a concise and readable overview of "America's most famous battle and the turning point of the Civil War." Although the target audience is older children and young adults, the book provides a nice visual summary of the Battle of Gettysburg for almost any reader.

The Civil War In 1863 Featured In Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series

The sesquicentennial of the Civil War continues in 2013, and a series of free lectures at Gettysburg National Military Park will explore some interesting topics. Among the subjects: Separating fact and legend concerning Pickett's Charge and Hollywood vs. history in the story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as told in the 1989 film Glory.

Reader Participation Day: Which Is Your Favorite Civil War Park Unit?

Which of the Civil War battlefields preserved by the National Park Service appeals to you most, and why?

Deer Culling To Resume Next Month In Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site

Deer culling operations will resume next month in Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site as officials continue to reduce the white-tailed deer population to prevent over-browsing of vegetation.

National Park Service Proposes To Demolish Cyclorama Building At Gettysburg National Military Park

Three years after they first formally proposed tearing down the Cyclorama building that once housed a Civil War diorama, Gettysburg National Military Park officials have again announced their preference to do just that.

"Civil War Activity Book" Published By Eastern National Helps Youngsters Understand Civil War Parks

A fun activity book filled with puzzles and history will help youngsters gain some insights to the Civil War.

Collector's Booklet Available To Hold Your Civil War Commemorative Coins

With the nation currently marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, a series of commemorative coins has been minted to track the conflict. And now there's a booklet where you can hold those coins.

NPCA Worried That House Legislation Would Open National Park System To Hunting

Is hunting about to spread across the National Park System? Worries that that could be the fallout of legislation that cleared the U.S. House of Representatives prompted the National Parks Conservation Association to seek a legal interpretation of the measure.

Artifacts With Compelling Stories Being Readied For Display At Gettysburg National Military Park

What do a tattered diary, a rusty bayonet and a stained and torn 140-year-old telegram have in common? Thanks to a generous donation, they're among more than 150 historic artifacts with connections to the Civil War that are being restored for display later this year at Gettysburg National Military Park.

National Park Service Launches Civil War Website

Our country is entering year two of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, and many Americans still have a deep interest in the events—and people—connected with that conflict. The National Park Service has launched a new Civil War website that provides a wealth of information and useful tools for both exploring and learning.

Transit System Designed to Reduce Pollution, Congestion at Gettysburg National Military Park

A computerized system is being turned to with hopes it can reduce both pollution and congestion at Gettysburg National Military Park by more smoothly directing visitors to parking areas.

Congress Asked To Pass Legislation To Increase Size of Gettysburg National Military Park

The historic train station that President Lincoln arrived at in November 1863 on the eve of his Gettysburg Address, and which served as the field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg, would be added to Gettysburg National Military Park under legislation pending in Congress.

Herr's Woodlot At Gettysburg National Military Park Being Trimmed A Bit To Stay Healthy

An historic woodlot that gave a measure of shelter to beaten and battered Confederate soldiers during the battle at Gettysburg is being trimmed a bit to maintain a balance of mixed age timber, according to officials at the military park.

Civil War Trust Looks Back on Successful 2011 Campaign and Looks Forward to 2012 Challenges

It was just about a year ago that the Civil War Trust embarked on the first year of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War. During that year, the Trust was able to save more than 2,000 acres of hallowed ground.
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