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2023 News

Increased Accessibility Now Available on the Gettysburg Battlefield

April 17, 2023

Gettysburg National Military Park recently installed two bronze relief tactile tables, with a third to come, at key locations within the park. The new bronze relief tables depict three-dimensional landscape elevations of the battlefield. Visitors will now have access to better understand the landscape across which the Battle of Gettysburg was fought and how the terrain influenced the movements of the two armies in July 1863.

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

The tables, which visitors are encouraged to touch and feel, feature Braille and raised lettering, making them the first such additions to Gettysburg National Military Park. The creation of the bronze relief tactile tables is part of a larger project to update interpretive signage throughout the battlefield park, which has been ongoing since 2019. Visitors can find the tables installed at the plaza at the Virginia Memorial – Auto Tour Stop 5, the National Cemetery Parking Lot – Auto Tour Stop 16 and soon to be at the Eternal Light Peace Memorial – Auto Tour Stop 2.

Read the National Park Service press release.