- Apr 17, 2021
Hey yall, my wife and I will be visiting Gettysburg and Antietam for the first time in late September. My ancestors' regiment, the 50th Georgia, fought in and around the vicinity of the Rose Farm, Stony Hill, and the Wheatfield on July 2nd 1863. I have much source material on how the unit and brigade as a whole deployed, so it shouldn't be a problem locating the sites. I have read that the area around the Rose Farm itself is private property, but have been unable to confirm this. I planned to visit the visitor's center to confirm when we arrive, but figured I'd also ask those of you who have visited the area as well. Is the public allowed to walk the grounds in and around the vicinity of the Rose Farm? I also wish to visit the site of Alexander Gardner's famous pictures of Confederate dead taken in the field southeast of the Rose Farm house; if the public is allowed the visit the area, is this field readily accessible? Any input would be greatly appreciated!