GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Recent rain and flooding forced the postponement of the annual Gettysburg Anniversary Reenactment, but events will still be held at the battlefield this weekend. On Monday, the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee announced the annual Gettysburg Civil War reenactment held in Adams County had been postponed until August. Recent rainfall saturated fields and created unsafe conditions for visitors and reenactors.
But that doesn't mean all activities were canceled for the 4th of July holiday weekend. Many battle anniversary activities will go on as planned at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Included are battlefield tours, interactive programs provided by park rangers and living historians throughout the park.
And according to organizers, the postponement of the reenactment hasn't deterred visitors from the national park. In fact, the park is much busier because people planned trips to the area and are now looking for other things to do in Gettysburg.
Most events planned for the holiday weekend are free to the public. For more information about the events at the Gettysburg National Military Park, click here to visit their website.