ALERT: The Taneytown Road Entrance to the Museum & Visitor Center is closed for rehabilitation. Detour is in place to enter at the Baltimore Pike Entrance. Learn more. Temporary parking is now in effect. View new parking information and map. Allow additional time to navigate from parking lots to the building.

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

2022 News

Little Round Top Rehabilitation Project

July 29, 2022

Gettysburg National Military Park announced the start of the Little Round Top Rehabilitation Project. A $13 million rehabilitation of Little Round Top began on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Gettysburg National Military Park. The Little Round Top area of the battlefield is closed for approximately 18 months while the National Park Service improves infrastructure and updates the experience for visitors.

The scope of the rehabilitation project is addressing overwhelmed parking areas and related safety hazards, significant erosion caused by heavy visitation, degraded vegetation and poor accessibility. The rehabilitation of Little Round Top will reestablish, preserve and protect the features that make up the battlefield landscape and that are essential to understanding the three-day battle that occurred at Gettysburg. The rehabilitation project will also enhance the experience of visiting the hill, with improved interpretive signage and new trail alignments, allowing visitors to immerse themselves into the historic landscape.

During the 18-month rehabilitation project, Gettysburg National Military Park reports the following closures to all visitation and traffic:

  • The entirety of Little Round Top that includes the area that borders Wheatfield Road to the north, Crawford Avenue to the west, Warren Avenue to the south and Sykes Avenue to the east.  
  • Roads in their entirety: Sykes Avenue, Warren Avenue and Wright Avenue.  
  • Hiking trail in its entirety: The trail that runs parallel to Sykes Avenue, located on the east side of the road, from Wheatfield Road on the north end to just past Wright Avenue on the south end.

During the rehabilitating, Gettysburg National Military Park reports the following related to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic:

  • South Confederate Avenue is closed to all vehicle traffic just south of the picnic area.   
  • South Confederate Avenue will be open to all pedestrian (walk, hike, bicycle and Segway) traffic from just south of the picnic area to near the four-way intersection with Warren Avenue, Sykes Avenue and Wright Avenue. All pedestrian traffic will be required to turn around at this intersection.
  • Walkers and hikers will also be able to proceed on the many hiking trails around Big Round Top, to Devil’s Den and to the Slyder and Bushman farms.
  • As always, bicyclists and Segway riders are not permitted to ride on any unpaved surface.

NPS Map: An artistic rendition of the Little Round Top rehabilitation project.

Gettysburg National Military Park’s website has a dedicated section for the Little Round Top rehabilitation project. These web pages include the Auto Tour detour map, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), a project timeline, links to Little Round Top virtual content and photos. Updates will be added throughout the project as they become available.

The project has been funded through a mix of private and federal funding from John Nau III, the Gettysburg FoundationAmerican Battlefield Trust and the National Park Foundation.

Read Gettysburg National Military Park’s press release.