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Health & Safety

The CDC COVID Data Tracker currently rates the level of community transmission in Adams Co., Pa. as HIGH.

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is privately owned & operated by the Gettysburg Foundation (in partnership with the National Park Service).

For the health & safety of everyone, all staff & volunteers are wearing face coverings.

All visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings/masks and are required on bus tours and shuttle buses.

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is open.

Current Hours:

December - February
Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

March - November
Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Annual Holiday Closures:
Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day

Christmas Eve early closure at 1 p.m.


Update to the Health & Safety Protocols in the Museum & Visitor Center

According to the CDC Covid Data Tracker, the level of community transmission in Adams County, Pa. is currently rated HIGH.

For the health & safety of everyone, staff & volunteers are wearing face coverings/masks.

All visitors are encouraged to follow these health and safety protocols

  • Properly wear a face covering/mask.
  • Social distance when possible.

NOTE: Bus tours and shuttle buses continue to require riders to wear face coverings, consistent with TSA guidelines.

The following sites are currently closed or modified:

  • Eisenhower National Historic Site - Home Tours Canceled (Grounds open for self-guided tours)
  • David Wills House
  • Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad StationTM

Bus Tour Face Coverings/Masks Required

To limit the health risks associated with COVID-19, the bus provider requires face coverings/masks for all riders on all bus tours, consistent with the TSA's guidelines for public transportation.

Those without face coverings will not be permitted to board. Please consider this safety measure when scheduling your bus tour.

The road to Gettysburg.

Ten roads lead to Gettysburg.

We're glad you found the one to lead you to the Museum & Visitor Center and these hallowed grounds.

Please take a moment to review these safety guidelines to help you - along with our volunteers, staff and partners at the National Park Service - enjoy a safe, memorable and historic visit to Gettysburg.


mask_required.pngFace Covering Protocols

Face coverings/masks are encouraged inside the Museum & Visitor Center (a privately-owned facility) and at our historic sites, consistent with CDC guidelines.

Face coverings/masks are required on all bus tours, consistent with TSA guidelines.

(Kepis are always optional.)



Follow staff directionsFollow staff/volunteer guidance

Please follow directions from staff members/volunteers, and thank you for your patience as protocols have continued to change based on CDC guidelines.


Safety Tip: Listen to sound advice. In conducting his council of war, Union Major General George Meade consulted with his commanders and staff in making a decision whether to stay and fight at Gettysburg. We ask that you also listen to our staff and volunteers and follow their advice. It's a winning proposition.






For more information and guidelines from the National Park Service (NPS) please visit the park website.


AbsoluteURL: https://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/about-us/safety-updates