Gettysburg National Military Park Announces Road Closures During the Annual Gettysburg Area Fireworks Demonstration

Fireworks in Gettysburg PAGettysburg PA—Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) recognizes the long tradition of parking along the park avenue system to watch the annual Gettysburg Borough fireworks demonstration. We will continue to participate with our community in this event and ask the public to respect closures of select roadways and park rules to ensure the safety of visitors and park resources. Park roads will begin to close at 8 pm on July 4, 2024.
All roads south of Wheatfield Road and east of Emmitsburg Road will close at 8 pm and all visitors will be required to exit the area of Little Round Top, Big Round Top, Devils Den and the “Loop” at that time. West Confederate Avenue, at the intersection of Fairfield Road, will close at 9 pm. Cars already parked along West Confederate Avenue will be permitted to remain until after the fireworks demonstration. These closures will help park staff maintain a safe environment for visitors who wish to watch the annual Gettysburg fireworks demonstration as well as ensure the protection of park resources. The fireworks demonstration begins at 9:20 pm which is after the park closes and visitors present to watch fireworks are asked to remain near their vehicles.
Area visitors typically utilize West Confederate Avenue (prior to the 9 pm closure) and Hancock Avenue to park their vehicles and view the fireworks.
Other Rules and Regulations
Fireworks are prohibited on National Park Service property.
Gettysburg NMP and Eisenhower National Historic Site (NHS) are closed to recreational and sporting activities including, but not limited to the following: racing, skating (including roller-skating and in-line skating), skateboarding (including longboards), motorized scooters, neighborhood electric vehicles, golf carts, pocket motorcycles, hoverboards, electric unicycles or skateboards, caster boards, orbit wheel skates, technical rock climbing, ball playing, kite flying, remote control vehicles, model aircraft flying, model rocket launching, throwing objects through the air (frisbees, footballs, baseballs, etc.), yoga and sunbathing.
Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Gettysburg NMP and Eisenhower NHS is prohibited.
Picnicking is only authorized at the established picnic area along South Confederate Avenue.
All areas of Gettysburg NMP, Gettysburg National Cemetery, and Eisenhower NHS are closed to the consumption of alcoholic beverages or the possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.
Unless otherwise directed, please park vehicles on the right side of the road with all four wheels on the pavement.
Due to loud noises and large crowds, it is recommended that visitors leave pets at home. If pets are present, all pet excrement must be immediately collected and disposed of by the pet owner.
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