Historic Gettysburg Barn Opens To The Public

05.28.13 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania farm that was the scene of fierce fighting during the three-day Battle of Gettysburg has reopened to visitors as the national parks service works to restore the Civil War battlefield to the way it looked a century and a half ago. 
The non profit Gettysburg Foundation bought the 80 acre Spangler Farm on the eastern edge of the Gettysburg National Military Park in 2008. A spokesman says the four buildings on the property were in terrible shape at the time and restoration work will take another four years.  About 18 hundred soldiers were treated at the barn for gunshot wounds. Officials say the site is one of the nations' few Civil War hospitals to resemble it's war-time shape.