Gettysburg PA Visitor Center reopens after suspicious package incident


The Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center has reopened after a report of a suspicious package closed the facility for several hours Tuesday morning.

According to an alert posted on the Gettysburg National Military Park website at 11:40 a.m., the visitor center reopened around noon following a police investigation.

According to a report from WGAL, the incident began when a package was reported by an employee around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

The investigation led to a complete closure of the visitor center grounds while crews investigated.

Police have not yet provided an update on the nature of the package.

Firefighters had previously closed all access to the visitors center just outside Gettysburg on the 1100 block of Baltimore Pike in Cumberland Township, Adams County, according to 911 records.

Gettysburg National Military Park first reported the incident at 8:02 a.m. Tuesday, warning visitors that the center would be closed due to a “facilities issue.”

At 8:18 a.m. Tuesday, Cumberland Township Police issued an alert to notify the community to prevent the visitor incident due to an “active police incident.”

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