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Gettysburg National Military Park to temporarily close certain roads at Gettysburg Address anniversary event

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Gettysburg National Military Park is closing certain roads for the 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on Tuesday November 19 at the Soldier’s National Cemetery.

Beginning at 6 a.m. the following roads will close:  Taneyton Road from the access road to the Museum and Visitor Center north to the intersection with Steinwehr Avenue, and all of Sedgwick, United States, Hancock, Peasonton, and Hunt Avenues. The park expects to reopen the roads at approximately 2 p.m.

The Dedication Day ceremony begins at 10 a.m and will last approximately 90 minutes. The event is free; no ticket will be required to enter. Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg Foundation, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and Gettysburg College sponsor the annual ceremony.

PARKING:  Free parking is provided at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike and numerous satellite parking areas with free shuttles.  When the Museum and Visitor Center lots are full, vehicles will be directed to the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, 1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, and then to other lots as needed.  Temporary signs will be in place to direct cars to the overflow lots as needed.

ACCESSIBILITY:  A limited number of handicapped parking spaces will be available in the National Cemetery South parking lot.  People with mobility impairments should use the cemetery entrance on Taneytown Road.

SHUTTLE/TRANSPORTATION:  The York Adams Transportation Authority will provide free shuttle buses from satellite parking areas beginning at 6 a.m. and running until 8:30 p.m.

CHARTER BUS PARKING AND DROP-OFF:  Charter buses and motor coaches must drop off and park along Hancock Avenue via United States Avenue.

Live coverage of the event begins at 9 a.m. with a musical prelude and the ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Live coverage will be available via the internet by following links from the park website, www.nps.gov/gett, and the Gettysburg Foundation website, www.gettysburgfoundation.org.

For more information please go to: http://www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/150th-anniversary-plan-your-visit.htm  or call 717-334-1124. Additional community events are listed on the website, www.gettysburg.travel.