Devil’s Den to be closed for rehab work

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Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

GETTYSBURG—Gettysburg National Military Park has announced the closure of Devil’s Den for rehabilitation work beginning Monday, March 21.

This project is necessary due to significant erosion along existing walkways and unauthorized social trails that have created safety hazards.

The scope of the project will reestablish, preserve, and protect the features that make up this segment of the battlefield landscape. These improvements will allow visitors to better immerse themselves into the historic landscape that is essential to understanding the three-day Battle of Gettysburg.

For the safety of all visitors and contractors, Devil’s Den will be closed for five to six months. However, Crawford Avenue, Sickles Avenue, and the Devil’s Den parking area will remain open as much as possible for visitor use.

Adjacent battlefield locations, such as the Slaughter Pen, Devil’s Kitchen, and the Triangular Field, will all remain open.

The construction contractor will occasionally need to close all road access around the area in order to further facilitate the project. All road closure notices will be updated at www.nps.gov/gett.

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