• Gettysburg National Military Park


    National Military Park Pennsylvania

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    The park bookstore will close at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 for inventory. It will reopen on its regular schedule on Wednesday, October 1.

Ranger Programs at Gettysburg

Summer ranger program.
A battlefield program at Gettysburg.
(National Park Service)

Gettysburg offers a variety of ranger guided programs and battlefield walks for park visitors throughout the year. A full schedule of programs is offered during the summer months from mid-June through mid August with select programs that highlight different aspects of the battlefield and cemetery provided in the spring and fall. We also offer our Mid-Winter Lecture Series of indoor programs, held at the Museum and Visitor Center from January through March. Check our park web site prior to your visit for updated schedules and announcements!



From mid-June through mid-August, Gettysburg National Military Park offers a variety of ranger guided programs for our visitors with subjects ranging from battle history to medical practices of the Civil War, "Visit to the Past" living history presentations, and battlefield hikes. Programs are offered at the Museum and Visitor Center, on the battlefield, and in the Soldiers' National Cemetery, with lengths between twenty minutes and two hours depending on the subject matter and location. We also offer special programs and activities for our younger visitors. The complete summer schedule is available on the Summer Ranger Programs page or download a pdf of the program schedule:

(Summer, 2015 Schedule to be posted next May.)


Ranger-guided walks and programs are offered on a limited schedule annually in May and early June, and from late August through mid-October. Focusing on key moments of the battle, the aftermath and the Civil War experience, these programs are held at famous sites like Little Round Top, Devil's Den, Culp's Hill, and the Soldiers' National Cemetery. During this season, programs and program times can change on a daily basis so please inquire at the Museum and Visitor Center Information Desk for a printed schedule, or call (717) 334-1124 x 8023.



152nd Anniversary Ranger Guided Programs, July 1-3, 2015

Special ranger-guided programs cover key memonts of the three day battle and aftermath. These special ranger-guided programs focus on personalities and units that played a major role in the Battle of Gettysburg and campaign and take visitors to locations on the battlefield park that are not usually featured throughout the remainder of the season. A complete schedule of the anniversary programs will be posted on this site in May 2015.

Ranger Dan Welch

(Gettysburg Daily)


Winter's cold does not deter Gettysburg rangers from continuing to study and develop programs regarding Gettysburg, the Civil War and this events impact on our history. From January through mid-March, the park offers a series of lectures that touch on many different aspects of the Civil War and with the observance of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War at hand, the programs will expand beyond the boundaries of the Gettysburg Campaign. The causes of the conflict, presidents and generals, the great battles and profound decisions, the aftermath and reconstruction with their ties to Gettysburg will be the focus of the series through 2015. Programs are held on weekends in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. A full schedule of programs will be posted on our Schedule of Park Events page or you can download your own schedule here:

Gettysburg NPS Winter Lecture Series 2015
To be announced in November 2014.

Did You Know?

The High Water Mark Monument

The High Water Mark Monument at Gettysburg National Military Park lists the commands of both armies that participated in "Pickett's Charge".