Ranger Programs at Gettysburg

Park rangers present interpretive tours and programs throughout the park.
Park Rangers present interpretive tours and programs throughout the park.

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Fall Ranger Programs


Enjoy our FREE ranger-led hikes, walks, and talks that explore key moments and locations on the Gettysburg battlefield. Our Fall Ranger Program schedule begins August 14 and runs through November 19.
 

August 14 - October 16

Program Time(s) Duration Location Day(s)
Cemetery Ridge Hike:
Crisis at the Union Center
10:30 am 90 min Ranger Site 1 at Museum & Visitor Center Daily
Battle Walk 10 am 2 hours Varies. See below or check at information desk for more. Sat/Sun
Four Score and Seven Years Ago: Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery 11 am & 2 pm 45 min National Cemetery - Taneytown Rd. Gate Daily
Hold to the Last!
The Battle for Little Round Top
11 am 60 min Warren Statue Little Round Top - Auto Tour Stop 8 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat
Those Who Fought Here: The Life of the Civil War Soldier 2 pm 60 min Ranger Site 1 at Museum & Visitor Center Sun/Tues/Thurs
Care of the Wounded 2 pm 60 min Ranger Site 2 at Museum & Visitor Center Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat
Battlefield in a Box 4 pm 30 min Ranger Site 1 at Museum & Visitor Center Daily
Gettysburg History Hike: 3 Days in 90 Minutes 5 pm 90 min National Cemetery - Taneytown Rd. Gate Daily
 

Battle Walks


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 and get a closer look at the famous and not so famous places and people that shaped the battle.
Water, insect repellent, a hat, and proper foot gear are highly recommended. Programs begin at 10 am. See start location below. (2 hours)
 
Date Program Ranger Start Location End Location
Sept 9 The Confounding of Dan Sickles Chuck Teague North Sickles Avenue at United States Ave. North Sickles Avenue at United States Ave.
Sept 10 Whirlwind in the Wheatfield John Hoptak Sedgwick Equestrian Statue,
Sedgwick Ave.
11th PA Reserves Monument,
Ayres Ave.
Sept 16 Longstreet's Countermarch Troy Harman Park at 83 Black Horse Tavern Rd. Park at 83 Black Horse Tavern Rd.
Sept 17 A Fighting Withdrawal: Andrew Humphreys and the fight for the Emmitsburg Road Ridge, July 2, 1863 Karlton Smith Trostle Farm on United States Ave. Rogers House Site,
Intersection of Sickles Ave. and Emmitsburg Rd.
Sept 23 The Iron Brigade on July 1, 1863 Caitlin Brown Auto Tour Stop 1, McPherson Ridge, Reynolds Ave. Auto Tour Stop 1, McPherson Ridge, Reynolds Ave.
Sept 24 Controversies in Stone: Confederate Monuments on Seminary Ridge Daniel Vermilya Auto Tour Stop 4, North Carolina Memorial, West Confederate Ave. Auto Tour Stop 6, Pitzer Woods, West Confederate Ave.
Sept 30 Samuel Johnston's Sunrise Reconnaissance Troy Harman Longstreet Tower, West Confederate Ave. Auto Tour Stop 7, South Confederate Ave.
 

October 17 - November 19

Title Time(s) Duration Location Day(s)
Cemetery Ridge Hike: Crisis at the Union Center 10:30 am 90 min Ranger Site 1
at Museum
& Visitor Center
Daily
Four Score and Seven Years Ago: Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery 11 am & 2 pm 45 min National Cemetery, Taneytown Rd. Gate Daily
Hold to the Last!
The Battle for Little Round Top
3 pm 60 min Warren Statue
Little Round Top,
Auto Tour Stop 8
Mon/Wed/Sat
The 3rd Day and Beyond:
Stay and Fight it Out!
3 pm 45 min Abraham Brian Farm, Hancock Ave. Sun/Tues/Thurs/Fri
Gettysburg History Hike:
3 Days in 90 Minutes
4 pm 90 min National Cemetery, Taneytown Rd. Gate Daily

Last updated: September 8, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone:

(717) 334-1124

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