Little Round Top, the site where the quick action by Brig. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren, Gen. Meade’s chief engineer, alerted Union officers to the Confederate threat and brought Federal reinforcements to defend this position.
Brig. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren statue on Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pa.
A strategic position for the Union army's line of defense and immortalized in films, books and accounts of the battle, Little Round Top ranks as one of Gettysburg's most visited and cherished landmarks.
Over the years, Little Round Top has received great attention as visitors walk the hallowed ground, explore the important battle site and even watch the sunset from this spectacular location on the Gettysburg battlefield.
The rehabilitation of Little Round Top will address overwhelmed parking areas, poor accessibility and related safety hazards, significant erosion and degraded vegetation. The scope of the project will reestablish, preserve, and protect the features that make up this segment of the battlefield landscape.
The rehabilitation project will also enhance the visitor experience with improved interpretive signage, new accessible trail alignments and gathering areas. These improvements will allow visitors to better immerse themselves in the historic landscape that is essential to understanding the three-day Battle of Gettysburg.
A high priority for Gettysburg National Military Park, the long-anticipated project is expected to begin in July 2022 and will last approximately 18 months. During this time, Little Round Top will be completely closed to the public beginning Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
The following roads leading to Little Round Top will also be closed during rehabiliation work: South Confederate Avenue (just past the Picnic Area exit), Sykes Avenue, Warren Avenue and Wright Avenue.
Temporary maps of Gettysburg National Military Park and the detour map are available in print at the Information Desk inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.
NPS Detour Map
Project Progress & Updates
Gettysburg National Military Park will post the latest updates online as the project progresses. For more information about the rehabilitation of Little Round Top and to get the latest project updates, visit nps.gov/gett.
Partners in Preservation
Through the partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the Gettysburg Foundation, supported by donors and the Friends of Gettysburg, supplementing other funding, a rehabilitation project is transforming and enhancing the visitor experience at Little Round Top.
The Gettysburg Foundation contributed over $3 million towards this iconic project, thanks to the support of our donors and Friends.
The 21st century has been an exciting time to see the Gettysburg battlefield come to life under the stewardship of the National Park Service with the help of the Gettysburg Foundation and many generous donors who support their preservation and educational missions.
The great work continues.
To help preserve Gettysburg for this and future generations through projects like the Little Round Top Rehabilitation, donate to the Gettysburg Foundation today.