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."

 

Fall Ranger Program Schedule

Free ranger-led hikes, walks, and talks that explore key moments and locations on the Gettysburg battlefield. All programs are free.

 

August 13 - October 7

Program Time(s) Length Location Days
Battle Walk 10 am 2 hours Varies. See Battle Walk schedule below for more. Sat/Sun
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
35 min. National Cemetery - Taneytown Rd. Gate Auto Tour Stop 16 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
Hike With Ike 1:30 pm 60 min. National Cemetery Parking Lot - Taneytown Rd. Sat/Sun
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
History at Sunset 6:30 pm 60 min. Eisenhower Farm - parking on site Wed
 

October 8 - November 19

Program Time(s) Length Location Days
Cemetery Ridge Hike: Crisis at the Union Center 10:30 am 90 min. Ranger Site 1
at Museum
& Visitor Center
Fri/Sat/Sun
Four Score and Seven Years Ago: Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery 11 am
2 pm
35 min. National Cemetery - Taneytown Rd. Gate Auto Tour Stop 16 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. National Cemetery Parking Lot - Taneytown Rd. Sun/Tues/Thurs/Fri
 

Fall 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.
~ Programs begin at 10 am and are 2 hours in duration.
~ Water, insect repellant, a hat, and proper foot gear are highly recommended.
 

September/October

Date Program Ranger Start Location End Location
Sat. Sept. 22 Ike and the Battlefield: Eisenhower at Gettysburg Matt Atkinson Longstreet Tower, West Confederate Ave. Picnic Area, West Confederate Ave.
Sun. Sept. 23 Pickett’s Charge Bert Barnett Auto Tour Stop 5, Virginia Memorial Auto Tour Stop 15, High Water Mark
Sat. Sept. 29 Johnson Attacks Culp's Hill Troy Harman Benners Hill cul de sac Jones Brigade Marker on E. Confederate Ave.
Sun. Sept. 30 The Division That Won the Battle: Alexander Hays and the Blue Birds Karlton Smith Brian Farm,
North Hancock Ave.
Brian Farm,
North Hancock Ave.
Sat. Oct. 6 The Dire Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2 Chuck Teague Meade Equestrian Statue, near Auto Tour Stop 15 Meade Equestrian Statue, near Auto Tour Stop 15
Sun. Oct. 7 The Artillery of the 11th Corps, July 1 Bert Barnett 45th New York Monument, West Howard Ave. Barlow Knoll, East Howard Ave.

Last updated: September 18, 2018

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Gettysburg, PA 17325

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