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Getting There

Take U.S. Route 15 north from Frederick and I-70. After about 30 miles, you'll cross into Pennsylvania; then take the first exit and turn left on Business U.S. Route 15 north. The visitor center is 6 miles ahead on your right; the town is just past the visitor center.

Parking garages or lots are on Race Horse Alley, at Middle and Stratton streets, and on Baltimore Street between the Jennie Wade House and the Tour Center. On-street parking is available most weekends. Museums and the battlefield have their own lots.

Fees & Hours

Admission to Gettysburg National Military Park is free. The battlefield is open daily year-round: from 6am to 10pm April through October, and from 6am to 7pm November through March. The visitor center is open daily from 8am to 5pm (until 6pm in summer), except Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1. The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk.

Visitor Center

Stop first at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center (tel. 717/334-1124; www.nps.gov/gett). The new 139,000-square-foot headquarters off the battlefield at 1195 Baltimore Pike (Rte. 97) has a museum focusing on Gettysburg in the Civil War, a bookstore, and Cyclorama. It is also the starting point for tours and ranger walks. Rangers are glad to answer questions and provide maps of hiking trails and the 18-mile self-guided auto tour. Backpacks and large parcels are not allowed in the visitor center.

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