Gettysburg National Military Park has announced that select tree cutting on Little Round Top will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. A maximum of 63 trees will be removed along both sides of Sykes Avenue. The removal of these trees will allow for improvements to Little Round Top focused on visitor safety, resource protection and accessibility for all visitors.
Little Round Top Temporary Closures and Detours, Gettysburg National Military Park Map
For the safety of visitors and contractors, Little Round Top and Sykes Avenue will be closed on the following days:
- Wednesday, Feb. 9 through Friday, Feb. 11
- Monday, Feb. 14 through Wednesday, Feb. 16
Little Round Top and Sykes Avenue are scheduled to reopen for the weekend of Saturday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 13.
The select tree cutting project is the first phase of a larger rehabilitation of the Little Round Top area that will address parking, accessibility, safety and environmental issues.
The scope of the rehabilitation 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, which will provide for visitors to better immerse themselves into the historic landscape that is essential to understanding the three-day Battle of Gettysburg.
Little Round Top from the Valley of Death, Library of Congress
Once rehabilitation efforts begin, later in Spring 2022, all of Little Round Top will be closed for 12 to 18 months. More information will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead and full details will be posted on Gettysburg National Military Park's website, with updates throughout the project at GettysburgFoundation.org.
To read Gettysburg National Military Park's full press release, visit nps.gov/gett.