How large is Gettysburg National Park? – 2017


How large is Gettysburg National Park?

3,965 acres

If you plan to visit Gettysburg National Park, be prepared to stay a while. The site of the U.S. Civil War’s turning point encompasses nearly 4,000 acres and is home to numerous monuments commemorating the war’s bloodiest battle. The park actually has more woodland today than it did in 1863, and the National Park Service is working to restore the land to its historic condition so visitors can experience the battlefield as soldiers did at the time. Source: National Park Service.

The Gettysburg National Military Park protects and interprets the landscape of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the park is managed by the National Park Service. The GNMP properties include most of the Gettysburg Battlefield, many of the battle’s support areas during the battle (e.g., reserve, supply, & hospital locations), and several other non-battle areas associated with the battle’s “aftermath and commemoration”, including the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Many of the park’s 43,000 American Civil War artifacts are displayed in the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center.

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