Making A National Park

So…Gettysburg was first a town and farming community, then a battleground of two large armies, then a tourist destination, and now a National Military Park. How did Gettysburg battlefield come under the protection of the National Park Service? And who else helps protect the former battleground? When were all the monuments placed?

Today we’ll talk about the history of Gettysburg National Military Park and what you can see if you visit in the modern era. Continue reading