Complying with Pa. orders and CDC advice, the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center remains temporarily closed through April 12. LEARN MORE.
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Museum & Visitor Center is Currently Closed
To limit the health risks associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center will temporarily close through April 12, 2020. The battlefield will remain accessible.
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Leadership Development & Education
Inspired by the actions of real-life decision makers at the Battle of Gettysburg, the "In the Footsteps of Leaders"executive leadership program places your team on the front lines for an immersive experience on the historic battlefield.
With the 7,000-acre battlefield as the classroom, leaders at every level can explore the challenges and apply the timeless lessons of Gettysburg.
January 25, 2019
Visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center will have an opportunity to see and learn about “The Colors of the Blue – Flags of the Union Army” on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 in the Group Lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the day, Dr. Lawrence Keener-Farley, retired Education Director at the National Civil War Museum, will present brief talks on the various flags.
Reproductions of the most common flags of the Union Army infantry, cavalry and artillery units, and the flags designating corps, division and brigade commanders will be on display. Artifacts from the July 4, 1866, “Return of the Colors” will also be on display. The “Return of the Colors” ceremony was when the Pennsylvania units returned their flags to the state in a ceremony at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Among the relics are a souvenir flag carried by war orphans who marched in the parade (perhaps the only surviving example) and a bronze version of a gold medal presented to Maj. Gen. George Meade. The bronze medals were given to other officers who served in the Civil War.
The display is being presented by the Civil War Dance Foundation (CWDF) as part of its educational outreach programming. The flags in the display are on loan from the Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee, Camp Curtin Historical Society, 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry, James Fouts and Annette & Lawrence Keener-Farley.