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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Overview

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Want to understand the basics of the battle before you get out on the field? This is the program for you!

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    Battle Walk

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Location: varies
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Want to experience the battlefield from the same vantage point as the men who fought there? Walk the fields and woods that were fought over a century and a half ago.

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    Battlefield in a Box

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle.

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    Brian Farm Open House

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Abraham Brian Farm - Hancock Avenue
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Step into history at the Abraham Brian Farm! Visitors can explore the home of Abraham Brian and his family. A member of Gettysburg’s African-American community, he fled the battlefield only to return to find his home in ruins.

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    Camp Fire at Pitzer Woods

    • Time: 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Pitzer Woods Amphitheater
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Rangers present programs on a wide variety of topics on the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Civil War medicine was more than just bone saws and amputations. Learn how the wounded were evacuated and treated, and discover the amazing story of the doctors and nurses who struggled to keep them alive.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Cemetery Ridge Hike: Crisis at the Union Center

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Ranger Site 1
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 04/02/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Hike from the Visitor Center to Cemetery Ridge, where fighting raged on July 2 and July 3, 1863. Visit the site of Pickett’s Charge, explore the Bloody Angle, and walk in the footsteps of the men who struggled there.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Visit the site of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and explore the Soldiers’ National Cemetery where over 3,500 soldiers killed in the battle were laid to rest.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Find the cart in the Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart!

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ranger Program Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Who were they, where did they come from, and what was their experience during four years of war?

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army: A Family Program

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Attention! Recruits are needed to enlist in the Union army! Join now and learn what it meant to be a soldier during the Civil War. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. Sign up at the Visitor Center information desk.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Living History Weekend

    • Location: Pitzer Woods. Auto Tour Stop 6 - Spanglers Spring. Auto Tour Stop 13
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    From the roar of artillery to the flash of bayonets, living history demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park help bring the past to life.

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    Long Remembered: Lincoln Comes to Gettysburg

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    • Location: Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station on Carlisle Street
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/12/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln.

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    Meade’s H.Q. Open House

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Meade’s Headquarters
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Step into history at the Lydia Leister house! Visitors can explore the interior of the small farmhouse where Maj. Gen. George Meade established his headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg.

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    The 1st Day of Battle: "The Devil's to Pay!"

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 2
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program.

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    The 2nd Day of Battle: "A Grand Terrible Drama"

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • Location: Peach Orchard, Auto Tour Stop 10
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted.

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    The 3rd Day and Beyond: "Stay and Fight it Out!"

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: “Ranger Program” sign in the National Cemetery parking lot
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Everyday from 06/11/2016 to 08/14/2016

    Learn what happened during “Pickett’s Charge” on July 3, 1863 and discover what its outcome meant for the Union and Confederacy.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!” Join the Artillery

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Abraham Brian Farm - Hancock Avenue
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/13/2016 to 08/12/2016

    On July 3, 1863 over two hundred Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg.

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    East Cavalry Field

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: “Ranger Program” sign at parking area on Confederate Cavalry Avenue
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/13/2016 to 08/12/2016

    Visit the scene of one of the largest cavalry battles of the war, where Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart was stopped by a Union cavalry force that included a new general named George Armstrong Custer.

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    Hold to the Last! The Battle of Little Round Top

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Little Round Top - Warren Statue
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/11/2016 to 08/13/2016

    For over an hour on July 2, 1863 Union and Confederate troops battled for possession of this small hill. Explore the rocky summit, see original Union breastworks, and discover why Little Round Top was so important to both armies.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Abraham Brian Farm - Hancock Avenue
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/11/2016 to 08/13/2016

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Those Awful Rocks: The Struggle for Devil’s Den

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Parking lot on Sickles Avenue at Devil’s Den
    • Fees: FREE
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/11/2016 to 08/13/2016

    More famous today for its unusual rock formations and stories of Confederate sharpshooters, Devil’s Den was vitally important to its Union defenders on July 2, 1863.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Shots on McPherson Ridge

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: McPherson Ridge - Auto Tour Stop 1
    • Fees: FREE
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 06/14/2016 to 08/11/2016

    The Edward McPherson farm witnessed the opening shots of the Battle of Gettysburg. How did the fighting on this simple farm shape and influence the strategy of the battle in the coming days?

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    The Forgotten Flank: The Battle for Culp’s Hill

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Culp’s Hill Observation Tower on Slocum Avenue
    • Fees: FREE
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 06/14/2016 to 08/11/2016

    Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Courage on Trial

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Ranger Program Site 2, behind the Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/11/2016 to 08/13/2016

    Col. Seraphim Meyer of the 107th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was tried for cowardice during the battle of Gettysburg. Become part of the Court Martial, hear the evidence, and decide for yourself whether this soldier is innocent or guilty.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Living History Weekend

    • Location: Pennsylvania Monument. Auto Tour Stop 12 - Pitzer Woods. Auto Tour Stop 6
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    From the roar of artillery to the flash of bayonets, living history demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park help bring the past to life.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    First Friday Event: "Inspired by Gettysburg"

    • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Meet this month's Gettysburg National Military Park Artist-in-Residence and experience the artwork they have created, inspired by the Gettysburg battlefield.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Ford Family Day

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Location: Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, August 6, 2016

    An activity filled day for adults and children alike, Cyclorama, film and museum tickets and special events are free, courtesy of the Ford Motor Company Fund.

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    Living History Weekend

    • Location: Pitzer Woods. Auto Tour Stop 6 - Pennsylvania Monument. Auto Tour Stop 12
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, August 6, 2016

    From the roar of artillery to the flash of bayonets, living history demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park help bring the past to life.

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    Civil War Music Muster

    • Location: throughout the park
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Free performances take place at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and other sites.

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    Living History Weekend

    • Location: Pitzer Woods. Auto Tour Stop 6 - Pennsylvania Monument. Auto Tour Stop 12
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    From the roar of artillery to the flash of bayonets, living history demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park help bring the past to life.

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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Living History Weekend

    • Location: Pitzer Woods. Auto Tour Stop 6 - Spanglers Spring. Auto Tour Stop 13 - Pennsylvania Monument. Auto Tour Stop 12
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    From the roar of artillery to the flash of bayonets, living history demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park help bring the past to life.

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1195 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone:

(717) 334-1124

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