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Group to preserve Lee's headquarters at Gettysburg

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A museum currently operates out of the house, and commercial development is on the land next to the headquarters, including a hotel and a restaurant. A museum currently operates out of the house, and commercial development is on the land next to the headquarters, including a hotel and a restaurant.
An artist rendering of what Lee's headquarters will look like once the area has been restored to its wartime landscape. An artist rendering of what Lee's headquarters will look like once the area has been restored to its wartime landscape.

A nonprofit battlefield preservation organization has announced plans to protect a stone house that served as Gen. Robert E. Lee’s headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg.

The Civil War Trust said it is trying to raise $5.5 million to purchase and preserve the house and its four-acre site on Seminary Ridge.

The group still needs $1.1 million by the end of the year.

A museum currently operates out of the house, and commercial development is on the land next to the headquarters, including a hotel and a restaurant.

Those businesses will continue to operate until the sale is complete early next year. Work will then begin to restore the area to its wartime landscape, including the eventual razing of modern buildings.

The Civil War Trust will turn the site over the National Park Service once the preservation work is complete.


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