2020 Schedule: November 18, 19, and 21
November 19 marks the anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg. The Soldiers' National Cemetery is famous throughout the world today as the site of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered at the cemetery's dedication ceremonies four and a half months after the battle. Numerous events take place each year to commemorate this monumental anniversary.
CANCELLED - David Wills House And Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station Open House: November 18
Evening Open House at the David Wills House and Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station. Special interpretive programs will coincide with the period President Lincoln occupied the two structures during his visit to Gettysburg to dedicate the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
VIRTUAL - Dedication Day Ceremony: November 19Dedication Day 2020 will commemorate the 157th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
This event is sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, the Gettysburg Foundation, and Gettysburg College.
This event will be virtual due to the ongoing pandemic. Full details will be announced in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience.
CANCELLED - Parade: November 21An annual parade of Civil War living history groups is held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary.
This event is sponsored by the Sons of Veterans Reserve, the Military Department of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.
This event is cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.
Remembrance Day Illumination: November 21 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm
National Cemetery Virtual TourEnhance your visit to the Soldiers' National Cemetery, in-person or virtually, by visiting our web page complete with a photo gallery of the Soldiers' National Monument, a video of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and lots more.
Visit the home of Gettysburg attorney David Wills was the center of the immense clean-up process after the Battle of Gettysburg and where President Lincoln put the finishing touches on his Gettysburg Address, the speech that transformed Gettysburg from a place of death and devastation to the symbol of our nation's "new birth of freedom."
Last updated: September 4, 2020