ALERT: Due to effects and power outages from Saturday’s storms, the Eisenhower home is closed. Shuttle buses continue operating for visitors to tour the grounds during this time. Learn more. Purchase shuttle tickets.

ALERT: Due to Saturday’s storms, the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital is closed Sunday-Monday, July 3-4, 2022.

ALERT: Due to Saturday’s storms, debris and hazardous trees, Wright and Howe Avenues are closed. All other park roads are open. For updates, visit nps.gov/gett.

Vlog: Reimagining Gettysburg

The Importance of Preserving Our National Parks

July 9, 2019

Fix Our Parks: Pew Charitable Trust talks with Gettysburg Foundation president Matthew C. Moen, Ph.D.


Recreating the authentic landscape and preserving the historic structures of the Gettysburg battlefield provide visitors with an educational tool to better understand the conflict and healing that occurred here. Preservation facilitates education.

Matthew C. Moen, Ph.D.

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AbsoluteURL: https://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/revisit-gettysburg/blog-reimagining-gettysburg/importance-of-preserving-our-national-parks