Summer 2013 Ranger Programs
Contact: Katie Lawhon, (717) 334-1124, ext. 3121
From June 8 through August 18, Gettysburg National Military Park will offer a variety of free ranger guided programs that explore the Battle of Gettysburg, its aftermath, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and the history of the park. Programs take place at the Museum and Visitor Center, on the battlefield, and in the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and last between twenty minutes and three hours, depending on the program.
The park also offers special programs and activities for Gettysburg's younger visitors, and "A Visit to the Past" living history programs, which allow you to step back in time. Look for the links on this page for a current schedule or ask for a schedule at the NPS information desk during your visit.
Check the park website at www.nps.gov/gett and www.facebook.com/GettysburgNMP for updates or changes to the summer schedule, and during your visit, be certain to pick up a copy of the park summer newspaper that lists all of your choices for programs, tours and other events of interest.
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg: From June 29 through July 7, 2013, Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg Foundation and other partners are commemorating the 150thanniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. An expansive list of special battle anniversary ranger programs and special events is available on the park web site at www.nps.gov/gett.
For titles and descriptions of the programs being offered, viist our Ranger Programs at Gettysburg page.
Did You Know?
The first shot of the Battle of Gettysburg was fired by an Illinois cavalry officer who used a carbine borrowed from his sergeant. He missed his target.