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."

 

2021 Ranger Programs

August 15 - September 25


Battlefield in a Box (30 minutes)
Meet at Ranger Site 1 - behind the Museum & Visitor Center
This program is intended for new visitors designed to help explain the campaign and Battle of Gettysburg in an interactive fashion by building a map of the battlefield using select props.
Daily at 10 am

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 11 am, 4 pm

All Was Confusion: The Battle for Culp’s Hill (60 minutes)
Meet at the Culp’s Hill Observation Tower
Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place.
Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 11 am

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.
Thursday and Saturday at 11 am


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.
Thursday – Sunday at 1:30 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 2 pm

Then and Now, The Photographs of Devils Den (60 min)
Meet at the Devil's Den parking lot
We will use our Devil's Den Then and Now web page to tell the story of the aftermath of the battle around Devils Den. Stand where the photographers stood when they captured their iconic pictures. Be sure to bring your smart phone or tablet for this interactive program.
Thursday at 3:30 pm (August 19, 26 and September 2 ONLY)

September 26 - October 30


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.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday at 10:30 am

All Was Confusion: The Battle for Culp’s Hill (60 minutes)
Meet at the Culp’s Hill Observation Tower
Walk the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill on the right end of the Union line where the most sustained fighting of the battle took place.
Tuesday - Sunday at 2 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.
Tuesday - Sunday at 4 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: September 15, 2021

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