Ranger Programs at Gettysburg
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!
SUMMER 2014 RANGER PROGRAMS
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 now available on the Summer Ranger Programs page:
SUMMER RANGER PROGRAMS AT GETTYSBURG (pdf)
RANGER PROGRAMS IN LATE SUMMER AND FALL
Through August, September, and October, Park Rangers from Gettysburg National Military Park continue to offer guided walks and programs on the Gettysburg battlefield that focus on the battle, key moments of the fighting, the aftermath and the Civil War experience. Ranger-led walks and 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.
BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMS
151st Anniversary Ranger Guided Programs, July 1-3, 2014
OUR MID-WINTER LECTURE SERIES
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:
Did You Know?
Major General George Gordon Meade was appointed to command the Union "Army of the Potomac" just three days before the battle of Gettysburg. He was honored in 1896 with an equestrian statue at Gettysburg National Military Park.