Ranger Programs at Gettysburg

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Fall Ranger Programs

August 12 - October 6, 2019

Free ranger-led hikes, walks, and talks that explore key moments and locations on the Gettysburg battlefield. Also visit our Calendar for the entire schedule of programs and times. Please note that all programs are weather permitting and subject to change.
 
Battle Walk (2 hours)
Want to experience the battlefield from the same vantage point as the men who fought here? 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 laces and people that shaped the battle.
Time: 10 am
Location: Varies
Schedule: Saturday & Sunday
Visit our Battlewalk program page for more details.

Gettysburg History Hike: Three Days in Ninety Minutes (90 min)
Hike from the Visitor Center to Cemetery Ridge where fighting raged on July 2 & 3, 1863. Visit the site of Pickett’s Charge, explore the Bloody Angle, and walk in the footsteps of the men who struggled there.
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Ranger Site 1 at Museum & Visitor Center
Schedule: Daily

Four Score and Seven Years Ago: Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery (45 min)
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.
Time: 11 am & 2 pm
Location: National Cemetery - Taneytown Rd. Gate, Auto Tour Stop 16
Schedule: Daily

Hold to the Last! The Battle for Little Round Top (60 min)
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.
Time: 12 pm
Location: Warren Statue, Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Those Who Fought Here: The Life of the Civil War Soldier (60 min)
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?
Time: 2 pm
Location: Ranger Site 1 at Museum & Visitor Center
Schedule: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Care of the Wounded (60 min)
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.
Time: 2 pm
Location: Ranger Site 2 at Museum & Visitor Center
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Great Crusade (45 min)
Join an Eisenhower park ranger in the Gettysburg National Cemetery to explore some of the stories of the soldiers, sailors, and airmen General Eisenhower commanded during World War II who gave the last full measure of devotion.
Time: 3 pm
Location: National Cemetery - Taneytown Rd. Gate, Auto Tour Stop 16
Schedule: Saturday & Sunday

Hike With Ike (60 min)
This walking tour explores Gettysburg through the Eisenhowers’ eyes. Learn about their long history with the town, from Ike’s first trip to Gettysburg to his and Mamie’s days as retired president and first lady.
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Gettysburg College Gate - corner of North Washington & Water Streets
Schedule: Saturday (no program on September 21)

October 7 - November 19


Free ranger-led hikes, walks, and talks that explore key moments and locations on the Gettysburg battlefield. Also visit our Calendar for the entire schedule of programs and times. Please note that all programs are weather permitting and subject to change.

Gettysburg History Hike: Three Days in 90 Minutes (90 min)
Hike from the Visitor Center to Cemetery Ridge where fighting raged on July 2 & 3, 1863. Visit the site of Pickett’s Charge, explore the Bloody Angle, and walk in the footsteps of the men who struggled there.
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Ranger Site 1 at Museum & Visitor Center
Schedule: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Four Score and Seven Years Ago: Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery (45 min)
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.
Time: 11 am & 2 pm
Location: National Cemetery - Taneytown Rd. Gate, Auto Tour Stop 16
Schedule: Daily

Hold to the Last! The Battle for Little Round Top (60 min)
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.
Time: 3 pm
Location: Warren Statue, Little Round Top, Auto Tour Stop 8
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

The 3rd Day and Beyond: Stay and Fight it Out! (45 min)
Visit the site of Pickett’s Charge, the climactic moment of the Battle of Gettysburg, and discover what the outcome of the battle meant for the Union and Confederacy.
Time: 3 pm
Location: National Cemetery Parking Lot - Taneytown Rd.
Schedule: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Last updated: August 13, 2019

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1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone:

(717) 334-1124

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