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The Gettysburg Electric Map

Originally built for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Electric Map told the story of America's bloodiest battle to millions of Gettysburg visitors. 

Despite its popularity with visitors, the map was cut up and put in storage when the Park Service opened its new visitors center in 2008.

It appeared the Electric Map was headed for destruction, but was bought at auction in 2013 and reassembled at the conference center in downtown Hanover.

After three years of community effort, 7.5 miles of wire and 632 new lights, the map is again able to tell the story of the most important battle of the Civil War.

Visitors will have a chance to interact up close with the restored map, learn the battlefield icon's unique history and hear the original narration many say is still the best way to understand the nation's most-important battle.

The Electric Map is open from Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with additional hours and days during peak season and for special tours and events.  Email HanoverHeritage@gmail.com to arrange a group showing. 



9 - 10:15 Map show
10:30 - 11:45 Map show
Noon - 2 Hanover battle tour
2 - 3:15 Map show
3:30 - 4:45 Map show
5:30 - 7:30 Hanover battle tour (evening tour by reservation only)

10 - 11:15 Map show
11:30 - 12:45 Map show
1 - 3  Hanover battle tour
3:30 - 4:45 Map show
5 - 6:30 Map show

7- 9  Hanover battle tour (evening tour by reservation only)

8 - 9:15 Map show
9:30 - 10:45 Map show
11-1 Hanover battle tour
1:30 - 2:45 Map show
3 - 4:15 Map show

4:30 - 6:30 Hanover battle tour (evening tour by reservation only)

Additional group showings and tours available by special arrangement. 

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