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From left to right: In the background, the Taneytown Road entrance to the Soldiers National Cemetery. The Hancock Avenue Gate. And in the foreground, the newly constructed Best Western Hotel on Steinwehr Avenue.This image was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

This property was recently occupied by an America’s Best Value Inn. We were here this summer to show you historical photos after its demolition.We’re looking at the rear of the hotel on Culp St. This image was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

The owners of the America’s Best Value Inn changed it to a Best Western Hotel. They also own the Quality Inn across the street.This photo was taken from Johns Avenue. This image was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

This hotel’s indoor pool will have a view of Cemetery Ridge during the day.This image was taken facing northeast on Thursday, October 27, 2016 and is courtesy of the hotel’s FB page.

We walked across Steinwehr to take this panorama of the area that occupied the most recent National Park Service Visitor Center.One of the buildings to the previously mentioned Quality Inn can be seen in the far left of frame. Ziegler’s Grove is in the right of frame. The monument with the eagle on top is one of two Gettysburg monuments to the 90th Pennsylvania. The lamps along Steinwehr Avenue can be seen in the far right. This image was taken facing east (left) and south (right) at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

The hotel is at the intersection of Steinwehr Avenue and Culp Street (right).This image was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

The front of the hotel pictured on this sign is not oriented to face the street.This image was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

The front of the hotel will face to the southwest toward the neighboring Lincoln Train Museum. One of the many representations of Lincoln in Gettysburg, the bust in the left of frame is part of the Lincoln Train Museum.This image was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

The property is a bit more claustrophobic than when the hotel was a Howard Johnson’s.This image was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

This aerial view features the old Fantasyland property between the Baltimore Pike and Taneytown Road. The current visitor center would be in the bottom of the photograph.This image was taken facing northwest in 1968 and is courtesy of the National Park Service.

We’ve highlighted the Howard Johnson’s/Best Western property in the top section of the photograph. This image was taken facing northwest in 1968 and is courtesy of the National Park Service.

Here’s a view of the Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge circa 1960. Steinwehr Avenue and the Quality Inn are in the right background. This photo was taken circa 1960 and is courtesy of the Best Western Gettysburg Facebook Page.

Located next to the museum’s red caboose, the bust is dedicated to Abraham Lincoln performer James A. Getty, who died September 26, 2015.This image was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

This Lincoln looks out across Steinwehr Avenue towards the Taneytown Road along the northernmost portion of Cemetery Ridge.This image was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Historically, hotels located along Steinwehr Avenue had great access to the nearby visitor center. Though that visitor center is gone, this Lincoln bust now enjoys a view of another Lincoln bust located in the Soldiers National Cemetery (it can barely be seen through the gate).Also visible in the left of this view is the rostrum at the cemetery. This image was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

According to their Facebook page, this hotel plans on taking reservations in March for their May opening.This image was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017.