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Stone Wall Progress: Ziegler’s Grove (North Cemetery Ridge)

Before the snow hit Gettysburg, we stopped by North Cemetery Ridge (Ziegler’s Grove) to provide you with an update on the National Park Service’s restoration of the area. From what we can tell, the stone walls they’ve been construc[...]

Borough Will Re-Route Trail

We stopped by the Biser Fitness Trail at the Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority’s Rec Park on Friday afternoon.This view was taken facing south at approximately 3:45 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017. After being told that the trail was built on[...]

Stone Wall Progress: Cemetery Ridge

The stone wall construction occurring on Cemetery Ridge has continued.The equestrian statue to Major General George Meade can be seen in the center-right background. This image was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:45 PM on Sunday, March 5, [...]

Oops: Borough Built Fitness Trail on NPS Land

This birdhouse, located along the Biser Fitness Trail in the Gettysburg Recreation Park, is on federal property. The David McMillan House, a privately owned structure on Seminary Ridge, can be seen in the background just above the birdhouse. This im[...]

New Hotel on Steinwehr Avenue Opening this Spring

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 [...]

The New Stone Wall at Meade’s Headquarters

A new stone wall was constructed at Meade’s Headquarters (Lydia Leister Farm) last month. This stone wall doesn’t exactly match the style of stone walls that were in this area in 1863, but a stone wall does show up here on the Warren Map[...]

Hancock Avenue Gate Update

The Hancock Avenue Gate, which is being constructed by the National Park Service, is an object from Gettysburg National Park’s “commemorative period.” Today we will review how we physically got to this point by reviewing the progre[...]

National Cemetery Parking Lot Nears Completion

The National Cemetery Parking Lot is nearing completion. The parking lot has been significantly reduced in size from the period when it was the Old Cyclorama Parking Lot. Traffic is now able to move through it between the Taneytown Road and Hancock A[...]

“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[...]