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Remembrance Day at Lee's Headquarters

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November 21, 2020
Lee's Headquarters
401 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325

In addition to other special events throughout 2020, the American Battlefield Trust will hold open houses at the site of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s headquarters in Gettysburg. The house and grounds, which served as Gen. Lee’s command center during the Battle of Gettysburg, was preserved by the Trust in 2016 as part of a $6 million acquisition and restoration project. Visit for details.

The Lee’s Headquarters building was purchased in trust by renowned abolitionist Congressman Thaddeus Stevens for Mary Thompson, who was the sole resident during the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Prior to its use as Lee’s command center, the property was the scene of brutal fighting on the first day of the battle, as Union forces attempted to check the Confederate advance on Gettysburg.


All events are subject to change based on CDC recommendations