Gettysburg

Partners and Progress: Bringing 1863 Back to Life at Gettysburg

By Joy M. Oakes, Senior Director, Mid-Atlantic Region Twenty years ago, a 307-foot-high observation tower loomed over the historic battlefield […]

Preserve Historic Station at Gettysburg

The small train station was only about four years old when it was pressed into service during Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North in July 1863. The western terminus of the Gettysburg Railroad was first used as a field hospital, as so many places were while the battle raged nearby. Later, more than 15,000 wounded soldiers would be transported to care or home from this platform.

A sunset as seen from the Union position on Little Round Top, with a statue of Gen. Governeur Warren.

Sharing the “Real” Civil War

Interpreting Gettysburg 150 Years Later

Several years ago, Gettysburg National Military Park interpretive ranger and historian D. Scott Hartwig shared the following story. He was […]

Blue Ridge Parkway

Today’s Cuts Mean Wide-Ranging Impacts for Parks—and People—around the Country

By now, I’m sure you know just how serious the situation is for our national parks due to the sequester […]

Lincoln Memorial

Don’t Just See the Movie! Honor Lincoln’s Memory by Helping to Preserve More of Gettysburg

Today is the 149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. President Abraham Lincoln’s short but masterful affirmation of freedom and human […]