Emmitsburg Road - Gettysburg National Military Park Preserving What Matters: Value-Led Planning for Cultural Heritage Sites

Two views of the same section of Emmitsburg Road in Gettysburg National Military Park—one taken in the 1940s and the other in June 2001. In the years after the critical 1863 Civil War battle of Gettysburg, some key terrain features were altered or obscured, making it difficult for visitors to understand how the battle unfolded. A major component of the site's current management plan is battlefield rehabilitation. On Emmitsburg Road, the billboard and overhead power lines were removed, and a fence was added, returning the property to what it may have looked like in the 1870s. Photos: Courtesy Gettysburg National Military Park, U.S. National Park Service.