Kids & Youth

A group of children participate in marching drills during the Join the Army program.
A group of children participate in marching drills during the Join the Army program.

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Gettysburg National Military Park is not just for adults! There are many activities for our younger visitors to partake in during their visit to the park apart from exploring the museum and park with the family. During the summer months, the park offers special programs designed just for children:

JOIN THE ARMY! Children enlist in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in the Civil War in this one-hour program. For ages 7-12. Sign up at the Museum and Visitor Center information desk (Limited to 25 participants). Daily at 11:00 A.M. from mid-June through mid-August.

MUSEUM CARTS. During the summer months, park rangers and interns wheel a special cart into the visitor center lobby filled with uniforms, soldier equipment, letters and documents just like those in the museum cases. But these items are not just for looking at! Everyone gets to touch and feel the items and maybe even wear one of them. The museum cart and experience is just for kids! (Limited afternoon offerings during the summer season.)

 

Last updated: October 1, 2019

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Gettysburg, PA 17325

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