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“Howard Johnson’s” on Steinwehr Avenue Deconstruction

During the Civil War Centennial (late 1950s-early 1960s) Steinwehr Avenue became the home to motels and restaurants which were built to accommodate the millions of visitors that poured into Gettysburg during that time. The Howard Johnson’s was[...]

1960s National Cemetery Parking Lot “Retaining Wall”

As part of the National Park Service’s professed goal of turning the Gettysburg Battlefield back to its 1863 appearance, this 1960s era wall will remain in place at the National Cemetery Parking Lot. This view was taken facing southwest at app[...]

East Cemetery Hill Civil War Trust Project Update

The Civil War Trust is steadily working on tearing down a structure that they purchased on East Cemetery Hill’s Hillcrest Place – today we’ll check in with LBG Garry Adelman to update us on the progress. The flank markers to the 10[...]

Temporary National Cemetery Parking Lot

While the old Cyclorama Parking Lot is being replaced (out of sight to the right of this view), a temporary parking lot has been established south of the National Cemetery. This lot used to be used by employees of the National Park Service when the [...]

Old Cyclorama Parking Lot Deconstruction

The National Park Service is cutting down trees in the area of the old Cyclorama Center parking lot, which is now the National Cemetery Parking lot in order to reduce the size of the parking lot, to restore a ravine that was in this location at the [...]

East Cemetery Hill Restoration Work

The Civil War Trust is tearing down a structure that they purchased on East Cemetery Hill. They are doing their part to restore the ground to the way that it looked in 1863 when this line was lightly defended by Ohio soldiers who were overrun by Lou[...]

Gettysburg Transit Center Update

The Gettysburg Transit Center, under construction on Carlisle Street in downtown Gettysburg. This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Fencing has been removed from around the structure and windows and door[...]

National Cemetery Comfort Station Open

The National Cemetery Comfort Station, shrouded from view by a holly tree on the left. This view was taken facing north at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012. In September we visited the comfort station when it was temporarily closed f[...]

Warren Avenue Update

The battlefield in bloom along Warren Avenue yesterday afternoon. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:40 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. We parked on Wright Avenue near the monument to the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment. Visitors[...]