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 AT GETTYSBURG
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:
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.
BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMS
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.
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:
Gettysburg NPS Winter Lecture Series 2015
Did You Know?
"French Mary" Tepe, a vivandiere with the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry, assisted with the wounded at Gettysburg and was photographed after the battle by Mathew Brady.