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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Programs

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    A selection of special Ranger-guided programs retell the story of the battle of Gettysburg and its continuing impact today. More

    Location:
    Parkwide
    Fees:
    Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk: 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    See Battle Anniversary Schedule More

    Location:
    See Battle Anniversary Schedule
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Campfire Program: Letter’s From the Battlefield: July 1

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Letter’s From the Battlefield: July 1 More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    At the Park Amphitheater, near Auto Tour Stop # 6
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Programs

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    A selection of special Ranger-guided programs retell the story of the battle of Gettysburg and its continuing impact today. More

    Location:
    Parkwide
    Fees:
    Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk: 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    See Battle Anniversary Schedule More

    Location:
    See Battle Anniversary Schedule
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Campfire Program: Letter’s From the Battlefield: July 2

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Letter’s From the Battlefield: July 2 More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    At the Park Amphitheater, near Auto Tour Stop # 6
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Evening With the Painting

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    An opportunity to discover the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting, sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. More

    Location:
    Museum and Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FEE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sacred Trust- Talks and Book Signings

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Join renowned historians, authors, National Park Service Rangers and others for the Sacred Trust Talks and Book Signing event. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Programs

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    A selection of special Ranger-guided programs retell the story of the battle of Gettysburg and its continuing impact today. More

    Location:
    Parkwide
    Fees:
    Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    East Cavalry Field

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Visit the scene of one of the largest cavalry battles of the war, where Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart was stopped by a Union cavalry force that included a new general named George Armstrong Custer. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign at parking area on Confederate Cavalry Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk: 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    See Battle Anniversary Schedule More

    Location:
    See Battle Anniversary Schedule
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Campfire Program: Letter’s From the Battlefield: July 3

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    Letter’s From the Battlefield: July 3 More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    At the Park Amphitheater, near Auto Tour Stop # 6
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Living History Weekend at Gettysburg

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Living history comes to Gettysburg this weekend with the Mifflin Guard and Confederate Military Forces. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Park wide
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sacred Trust- Talks and Book Signings

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Join renowned historians, authors, National Park Service Rangers and others for the Sacred Trust Talks and Book Signing event. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Programs

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    A selection of special Ranger-guided programs retell the story of the battle of Gettysburg and its continuing impact today. More

    Location:
    Parkwide
    Fees:
    Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Long Remembered

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. More

    Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Location:
    Gettysburg Train Station on Carlisle Street
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
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    Courage on Trial

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Only one Union officer was tried for cowardice during the Battle of Gettysburg. Become part of the Court Martial, hear the evidence, and decide for yourself whether this soldier is innocent or guilty in this recreation of an actual case. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk: 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    See Battle Anniversary Schedule More

    Location:
    See Battle Anniversary Schedule
    Fees:
    FREE
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    Campfire Program: Letter’s From the Battlefield: The Aftermath

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Letter’s From the Battlefield: The Aftermath More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    At the Park Amphitheater, near Auto Tour Stop # 6
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Living History Weekend at Gettysburg

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Living history comes to Gettysburg this weekend with the Mifflin Guard and Confederate Military Forces. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Park wide
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sacred Trust- Talks and Book Signings

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Join renowned historians, authors, National Park Service Rangers and others for the Sacred Trust Talks and Book Signing event. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk: Whirlwind in the Wheatfield

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Whirlwind in the Wheatfield More

    Time:
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    Junction of Sykes & Wheatfield Rd.’s
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Long Remembered

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. More

    Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Location:
    Gettysburg Train Station on Carlisle Street
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Campfire Program: “Martyrs of the Race Course” - The Forgotten Decoration Day

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    “Martyrs of the Race Course” - The Forgotten Decoration Day More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    At the Park Amphitheater, near Auto Tour Stop # 6
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Campfire Program: “War’s Relentless Hand” The Civilian Contribution

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    “War’s Relentless Hand” The Civilian Contribution More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    Park Amphitheater, near Auto Tour Stop # 6
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk: Clash at East Cavalry Field

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Clash at East Cavalry Field More

    Time:
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    Confederate Cavalry Ave.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk: Junius Daniel’s Brigade on July 1st

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Junius Daniel’s Brigade on July 1st More

    Time:
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    Eternal Peace Light Memorial, Auto Stop # 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Campfire Program: The Incredible Dan Sickles

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    The Incredible Dan Sickles More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    At the Park Amphitheater, near Auto Tour Stop # 6
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk: Ambrose Wright’s Brigade

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Ambrose Wright’s Brigade More

    Time:
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Campfire Program: Women of the Battlefield

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Women of the Battlefield More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    At the Park Amphitheater, near Auto Tour Stop # 6
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk: Meade Assumes Command: “much oppressed with a sense of responsibility”

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Meade Assumes Command: “much oppressed with a sense of responsibility” More

    Time:
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Site #3 at Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Campfire Program: 1864 - War for the Railroads

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    1864 - War for the Railroads More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    At the Park Amphitheater, near Auto Tour Stop # 6
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    Park Amphitheater, near Auto Tour Stop # 6
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    East Cavalry Field

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Visit the scene of one of the largest cavalry battles of the war, where Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart was stopped by a Union cavalry force that included a new general named George Armstrong Custer. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign at parking area on Confederate Cavalry Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk: Sickles’ July 2 Reconnaissance

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Sickles’ July 2 Reconnaissance More

    Time:
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop #4
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Living History Weekend at Gettysburg

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Living history comes to the park with the 6th New Hampshire Infantry and Letcher's Battery, CSA. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Park wide
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Long Remembered

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. More

    Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Location:
    Gettysburg Train Station on Carlisle Street
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Courage on Trial

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Only one Union officer was tried for cowardice during the Battle of Gettysburg. Become part of the Court Martial, hear the evidence, and decide for yourself whether this soldier is innocent or guilty in this recreation of an actual case. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Campfire Program: “Many are called but few are chosen” – Berdan’s Sharpshooters

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    “Many are called but few are chosen” – Berdan’s Sharpshooters More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    Park Amphitheater, near Auto Tour Stop # 6
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk: Gordon Strikes Barlow’s Knoll

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Gordon Strikes Barlow’s Knoll More

    Time:
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    Jones’ Battalion Ave.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Living History Weekend at Gettysburg

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Living history comes to the park with the 6th New Hampshire Infantry and Letcher's Battery, CSA. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Park wide
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Long Remembered

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. More

    Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Location:
    Gettysburg Train Station on Carlisle Street
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    East Cavalry Field

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Visit the scene of one of the largest cavalry battles of the war, where Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart was stopped by a Union cavalry force that included a new general named George Armstrong Custer. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign at parking area on Confederate Cavalry Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Living History Weekend at Gettysburg

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    A weekend of living history comes to Gettysburg with Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery and Company A, 2nd US Cavalry More

    Location:
    Parkwide
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Long Remembered

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. More

    Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Location:
    Gettysburg Train Station on Carlisle Street
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Courage on Trial

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Only one Union officer was tried for cowardice during the Battle of Gettysburg. Become part of the Court Martial, hear the evidence, and decide for yourself whether this soldier is innocent or guilty in this recreation of an actual case. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Living History Weekend at Gettysburg

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    A weekend of living history comes to Gettysburg with Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery and Company A, 2nd US Cavalry More

    Location:
    Parkwide
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Long Remembered

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. More

    Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Location:
    Gettysburg Train Station on Carlisle Street
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    East Cavalry Field

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Visit the scene of one of the largest cavalry battles of the war, where Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart was stopped by a Union cavalry force that included a new general named George Armstrong Custer. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign at parking area on Confederate Cavalry Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Living History Weekend at Gettysburg

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Living history comes to Gettysburg with the 10th Virginia Sharpshooters and the 3rd Virginia Infantry with the Prince Anne Grays. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM
    Location:
    Parkwide
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Long Remembered

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. More

    Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Location:
    Gettysburg Train Station on Carlisle Street
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Courage on Trial

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Only one Union officer was tried for cowardice during the Battle of Gettysburg. Become part of the Court Martial, hear the evidence, and decide for yourself whether this soldier is innocent or guilty in this recreation of an actual case. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Living History Weekend at Gettysburg

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Living history comes to Gettysburg with the 10th Virginia Sharpshooters and the 3rd Virginia Infantry with the Prince Anne Grays. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM
    Location:
    Parkwide
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Long Remembered

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. More

    Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    Location:
    Gettysburg Train Station on Carlisle Street
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Devil’s Den

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    First Shots on McPherson Ridge
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Culp’s Hill

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Culp’s Hill Tower on Slocum Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Trials and Triumphs: Gettysburg’s Farm Families

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Discover the unforgettable story of the people who called Gettysburg home as you explore their farms with a National Park Service Living Historian. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Gettysburg - An Overview

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The First Day

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Second Day

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Third Day & Beyond

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy. More

    Time:
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Little Round Top

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    What made this small, rocky hill crucial to the outcome of the battle and why has it become one of the most famous hills in America? More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8, Gen. Warren Statue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    East Cavalry Field

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Visit the scene of one of the largest cavalry battles of the war, where Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart was stopped by a Union cavalry force that included a new general named George Armstrong Custer. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign at parking area on Confederate Cavalry Avenue
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Spanglers Spring

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Best known as the location of an alleged truce between Union and Confederate soldiers, the natural spring at the base of Culp’s Hill changed hands multiple times during the battle. Join a Ranger to separate fact from fiction. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Spanglers Spring, Auto Tour Stop 13
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Pickett’s Charge

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    Location:
    Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. More

    Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Civil War Soldier

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!”

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a Living Historian and become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The George Spangler Family at Work

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Join National Park Service Living Historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm. More

    Time:
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg. Join Living Historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work. More

    Time:
    11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Travel to the George Spangler Farm where medical care was provided for over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle. Discover their story and the stories of the doctors and nurses that struggled to keep them alive. More

    Time:
    12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Last Full Measure: The Dead at the Spangler Farm

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Site is only accessible via paid shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids under 6 FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army!

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Children “enlist” in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart! More

    Time:
    2:00 PM
    Location:
    Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
 

The calendar of events is updated as announcements occur and confirmations are made. Dates, locations and times are subject to change. The current schedule of Ranger programs is available on our Ranger Programs at Gettysburg page. For further information on park events, contact Gettysburg National Military Park at (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023. For information on the Eisenhower National Historic Site call (717) 338-9114 or visit our web site at www.nps.gov/eise. The Gettysburg Foundation sponsors special events and programs throughout the year and have a complete schedule of events posted on their website at www.gettysburgfoundation.org. For additional information on area attractions, hotels, motels, restaurants, campgrounds, the annual summer reenactment and more, visit Destination Gettysburg or call them at (717) 334-6274. For those wishing the calendar of events for both Gettysburg and Eisenhower National Historic Site, you can download a copy in pdf format here:

2015 Calendar of Events for Gettysburg NMP and Eisenhower NHS (pdf)

 
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