About the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association

GBPA SignFounded in 1959, the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association is the oldest Civil War battlefield preservation organization in the nation. The GBPA has purchased and donated several hundred acres of land to the Gettysburg National Military Park. 

President Dwight D. Eisenhower was an early member and active supporter. Comedian Cliff “Charlie Weaver” Arquette and historian and author Bruce Catton were charter members.

Today, the GBPA continues its mission to preserve our American heritage through land preservation & advocacy, living history programs, lectures, seminars, site tours, and support of Scouting.

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The GBPA includes these subsidiary programs working together to carry out its preservation and education missions.