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About Us

Gettysburg Foundation


Sunrise on the battlefield at Gettysburg

Our Mission 

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit philanthropic, educational organization that operates in partnership with the National Park Service to preserve Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site, and to educate the public about their significance.


Devil's Den at Gettysburg

Our Purpose 

Together with the National Park Service, we seek to preserve and protect the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg and share its important story of conflict, healing and remembrance.  


A portion of the Gettysburg Cyclorama showing General Meade's headquarters

Our Work

The Gettysburg Foundation is a community of professionals, volunteers, philanthropists and Friends dedicated to:  

  • Acquiring and preserving the authentic battlefield lands, buildings and artifacts. 
  • Improving the visitor experience.
  • Educating the public about democracy.
  • Strengthening the Foundation’s financial model.

View from Little Round Top with General Warren in the foreground

Our Vision 

Through the stories and lessons of the Battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal Gettysburg Address and the statesmanship of famed Gettysburg resident, President Dwight Eisenhower, Gettysburg will become a leading center for non-partisan, constructive dialogue about citizenship, leadership, conflict and healing.

View Our Strategic Plan


Our Leadership

Drawing of General Meade and staff

Board of Directors 
Entrusted with the strategic leadership and governance of Gettysburg Foundation, the Board of Directors consists of prominent business executives, distinguished educators, benevolent philanthropists, renowned authors and journalists.

View Our Board of Directors


Eye glasses on a desk at the David Wills House in Gettysburg

Historians Council 
A consortium of renowned historians, Gettysburg Foundation's Historians Council lends its collective support and expertise to promote our mission.  

View Our Historians Council


Financials 

View the Gettysburg Foundation’s financial information, IRS form 990, and audited financial statements at Guidestar

 

Support the Mission

Join us in our mission to preserve Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site and to educate the public about the relevance of Gettysburg today.

Great spot to imagine Lincoln pulling in on the train before giving the Gettysburg Address. A beautiful place in town. Walk through it.

—Kearbear1616
Westfield, N.J.