Ranger Programs at Gettysburg

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Get a behind-the-scenes look into what it's like to be a Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. Ranger Zach Siggins describes what a typical day is like on "A Day in the Life of a Ranger."

 

June 2021 Ranger Programs


Daily Ranger-led hikes, walks, and talks that explore the people and places that made history at Gettysburg. All programs are free and open to the public.

Gettysburg History Hike: 3 Days in 90 Minutes (90 minutes)
Meet at Ranger Site 1 - behind the Museum & Visitor Center
Hike from the Visitor Center to Cemetery Ridge where fighting raged on July 2 & 3, 1863. Get an overview of the battle, visit the site of Pickett’s Charge, explore the Bloody Angle, and walk in the footsteps of the men who struggled there.
Monday – Friday, 10:30 am
Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm


Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery (45 minutes)
Meet inside the National Cemetery - Taneytown Rd. Gate - Auto Tour Stop 16
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.
Daily at 10 am, 11 am, 1pm, 4 pm

Hold to the Last! The Battle for Little Round Top (60 minutes)
Meet at the Warren Statue, Little Round Top - Auto Tour Stop 8
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.
Daily at 2 pm

The Care of the Wounded (60 minutes)
Meet at Ranger Site 2 - behind the Museum & Visitor Center
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.
Daily at 3 pm

African American History Hike: On Freedom’s Tenuous Edge (60 minutes)
Meet at the “Ranger Program Begins Here” sign, National Cemetery Parking Lot - Auto Tour Stop 16
From their involvement with the Underground Railroad, to their experiences during the fighting and its aftermath, explore the impact of the battle upon Gettysburg’s African American community, and discover the fascinating lives of those who called this place home.
Saturday & Sunday at 3:30 pm


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Gettysburg History Hike: 3 Days in 90 Minutes 10:30 am
1:30 pm
10:30 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 10:30 am
1:30 pm
Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery 10 am
11 am
1 pm
4 pm
10 am
11 am
1 pm
4 pm
10 am
11 am
1 pm
4 pm
10 am
11 am
1 pm
4 pm
10 am
11 am
1 pm
4 pm
10 am
11 am
1 pm
4 pm
10 am
11 am
1 pm
4 pm
Hold to the Last! The Battle for Little Round Top 2 pm 2 pm 2 pm 2 pm 2 pm 2 pm 2 pm
The Care of the Wounded 3 pm 3 pm 3 pm 3 pm 3 pm 3 pm 3 pm
African American History Hike 3:30 pm 3:30 pm

 
 

Virtual Tour

 
A park ranger points across a green field to two hills in the background.

Virtual Tour

We offer all our visitors the opportunity to experience the battlefield, no matter where you are, with our park-wide virtual tour!

Last updated: June 9, 2021

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