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Battlefield Rehabilitation

 

Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Overview

The Gettysburg Foundation is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service for Gettysburg battlefield preservation and rehabilitation projects. The park and the Foundation are committed to returning the battlefield, as closely as possible, to its 1863 appearance. Gettysburg battlefield preservation and rehabilitation is vital if visitors are to have an understanding of what the soldiers experienced here during the battle.

Highlights of Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation and Rehabilitation Projects

The Gettysburg Foundation has helped fund the following major battlefield rehabilitation projects:

  • Burial of utility lines on Emmitsburg Road
  • Burial of utility lines on Mummasburg Road 
  • Demolition of the National Tower 
  • Restoration of the Copse of Trees 
  • Restoration of historic fence lines in Codori-Trostle area, United States Avenue
  • Restoration of historic lanes
  • Purchase, replacement native trees and shrubs — Codori-Trostle area 
  • Tree-trimming in Soldiers’ National Cemetery 
  • Tree-trimming in the Culp’s Hill area 
  • Peach Orchard rehabilitation
  • Beginnings of Cemetery Hill and Ziegler’s Grove rehabilitation — removal of former visitor center facility
  • Burial of utility lines and removal of modern intrusions at Devil’s Den
  • Historic woodlot and orchard replanting

 

Help Us with Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation and Rehabilitation

By supporting the Gettysburg Foundation, you help the Foundation work toward its broad preservation mission of partnering with the National Park Service in the areas of Gettysburg land preservationmonument preservationbattlefield rehabilitationartifact preservation and education.