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Gettysburg National Military Park Awards

Gettysburg National Military Park Awards

Gettysburg National Military Park awards encompass both a local and national scope. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is also the recipient of special awards presented by local and national organizations. Read more about these recognitions below.

New! Besttravelwebsites.com Lists Gettysburg in Top Ten Travel Destinations for 2011

Besttravelwebsites.com has listed Gettysburg in third place in its "Top Ten Travel Destinations for 2011."

AAA Gem Attraction

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AAA, the motor club and leisure travel organization serving North America, has named the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center a AAA Gem attraction.

Members of AAA receive a reduced-admission price for the exclusive Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience at the Museum and Visitor Center.

Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce Environmental Stewardship Award

The Gettysburg Adams Chamber of CommerceGettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce Logo honored the Gettysburg Foundation with the 2010 Environmental Stewardship award in recognition of Gettysburg National Military Park’s achievement of LEED® Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
 

This is the 13th year that the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce has presented this award. The Chamber's Environmental Committee solicited applications for the award from Gettysburg-area businesses, industries or organizations that have implemented programs or projects which have had a positive environmental aspect on the Adams County area.

The Gettysburg National Military Park achieved Gold level LEED certification status in July 2010 by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is one of only four Gold certified LEED museum projects in the nation, and it is the first Gold certified museum project in Pennsylvania.
 

Gettysburg's Greatest Museum

Gettysburg's Greatest Award

With more than 650 ballots cast in the fourth annual Celebrate Gettysburg magazine's "Gettysburg Greatest" poll, readers selected the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center as "Gettysburg's Greatest" Museum. The announcement was made in the July/August 2010 issue of Celebrate Gettysburg magazine.

This is the second year that Celebrate Gettysburg's readers have selected the Museum and Visitor Center as "Gettysburg's Greatest" Museum.

Independent Charities Seal of Excellence

CFC Seal Best in America

The Gettysburg Foundation received the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence, awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.

LEED Gold Certification

U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certification

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center has achieved Gold certification in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.