Gettysburg National Battlefield

This facility, more than 130,000 square feet, replaced the much smaller original structure that had served for 87 years. Three timber species were used: Port Orford cedar, fresh-sawn white oak, and reclaimed mixed oak. The latter two were the predominant species: the fresh-sawn oak was harvested in Pennsylvania, while the reclaimed mixed oak came from dismantled Pennsylvania barns. More than 400 timbers were worked and the total board footage was just shy of 10,000. The structure was the first US museum to achieve LEED Gold certification.

General Contractor/Homeowner

U.S. National Park Service


LSC Design, Inc.
York, Pennsylvania


Ruff Engineering
Douglassville, Pennsylvania