Gettysburg National Military Park announces that the Museum & Visitor Center entrance at Taneytown Road will close beginning Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, (revised date) for rehabilitation.
The rehabilitation project will replace the degraded asphalt surface with a more durable concrete surface from the Taneytown Road entrance to the Museum & Visitor Center's Parking Lot 2.
Visitor and Delivery Traffic: All visitor traffic (automobiles and buses) and delivery vehicles will be required to use the entrance road on Baltimore Pike. The following are parking and delivery options.
- All traffic will be required to use the entrance road on Baltimore Pike.
- Automobile traffic should occupy the main Parking Lot 1.
- Buses will continue to utilize the drop-off and pick-up loop, adjacent to the Museum & Visitor Center, then park in the bus parking lot - traveling from the Baltimore Pike entrance.
- Delivery vehicles only will be able to access the Parking Lot 2 loop to access the shipping dock area – traveling from the Baltimore Pike entrance.
- Refer to the below for details.
Auto Tour Detour Around the Project Area: The battlefield Auto Tour utilizes the Museum & Visitor Center Road to connect sites along Cemetery Ridge with sites around Culp’s Hill. The following detours will be in effect during this project:
- Hunt Avenue and Granite School House Lane will change from two-way traffic to one-way traffic.
- Hunt Avenue will become a one-way road for westbound traffic from Baltimore Pike to Taneytown Road. Automobiles only.
- Granite School House Lane will become a one-way road for eastbound traffic from Taneytown Road to Baltimore Pike. Automobiles only.
- Refer to the map below for details.
Commercial Vehicles: All commercial vehicles (school buses, coach buses, tractor trailers, freight and dump trucks, etc.) that exceed 10,000 pounds, require a wide turning radius, transport more than 15 passengers or transport hazardous materials, must utilize the detour route to Pennsylvania State Route 15. Both Taneytown Road and Baltimore Pike have exits to and from Route 15.
The project is expected to take five to six months, weather depending.
Read the National Park Service press release (revised Nov. 23, 2022).