ALERT: The Taneytown Road Entrance to the Museum & Visitor Center is currently closed for rehabilitation. Detour information is available for entering the complex at the Baltimore Pike Entrance. Learn more. New parking measures will be in effect starting April 1. View new parking information and map.

ALERT: Little Round Top is now closed to all visitation for rehabilitation. Learn more.

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, courage 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 of Gettysburg members dedicated to:  

  • Acquiring and preserving the authentic battlefield lands, buildings and artifacts. 
  • Improving the visitor experience.
  • Educating the public about the significance and today's relevance of Gettysburg.
  • Strengthening the Foundation’s financial model.

We own and operate, in partnershp with the National Park Service at Gettysburg, the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The Foundation owns and operates historic sites and experiences where the local community and visitors to Gettysburg can experience history related to the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg and the stories, connections and importance these sites have in our American history:

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 remembrance.

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


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.

This is well staffed with helpful people. The films and museums are great to get you started on understanding what went on here during the battle. We had a 6-year-old with us and everything kept her engaged all day long. Really well done.

Chicago, Ill.