World War II Weekend

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The living history camp at sunrise at Eisenhower's 2022 World War II Weekend event.

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World War II Weekend: September 20-22, 2024

"1944: The Great Crusade"

Join the National Park Service in commemorating the events of 80 years ago for Eisenhower National Historic Site’s 2024 World War II Weekend event. This year’s event’s theme is “1944: The Great Crusade.”

80 years ago, the United States was engaged in a global struggle against fascism and tyranny. From General Eisenhower's "Great Crusade" in Western Europe, to the jungles of Saipan, and to the farm fields and factories of the United States, 1944 saw millions of Americans pull together in pursuit of a common goal, alongside their Allies in arms.

Eisenhower National Historic Site's annual World War II Weekend is a living history focused event that includes guest speakers, ranger guided tours, family activities, and more. This year's event will bring the stories of 1944 to life through three days of programming and interactive activities for visitors of all ages.

A full schedule of events will be posted in summer 2024.

Visitors interact with living history volunteers at an outdoor tent at the Eisenhower National Historic Site
Visitors interact with volunteers from the British Women's Land Army group at the 2019 WWII Weekend event.

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Living History Participants

Contact Us:

Planning is currently underway for our 2024 WWII Weekend. Living history groups or individuals who have questions or are are interested in participating in this event or other events in the future can contact us here.

Living History Guidelines:

Living history groups and individuals must agree to NPS guidelines and policies and be approved by the NPS to participate in this event.

Click here for living history guidelines for the 2024 World War II Weekend at Eisenhower NHS.

You may also read NPS Reference Manual 6: Policies Relating to Historic Weapons Demonstrations.

National Park Service Reenactment Policy:

Eisenhower National Historic Site's World War II Weekend is not a World War II reenactment. For the National Park Service policy on reenactments, click here.


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Last updated: May 15, 2024

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1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325


717 338-9114

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