Ranger Programs at Gettysburg

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is temporarily closed through March 31

Due to the continued risk of the novel coronavirus (Covid 19) and recent decisions by state and federal authorities, the Museum and Visitor Center will be closed through March 31, 2020. The battlefield and all comfort stations will remain open. Visit the Gettysburg Foundation website for further details.

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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."


Spring Ranger Programs


Our Spring season runs from April 4 to June 5, 2020.

Also see our Calendar page to further plan your visit to the battlefield.

Free ranger-led programs that explore key moments and locations on the Gettysburg battlefield.
Title Time Description Location Day(s) Offered
Gettysburg History Hike: Three Days in Ninety Minutes
(90 min)
10:30 am 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. Ranger Site 1
at Museum
& Visitor Center
Sat, Sun
Then and Now,
The Photographs of Devils Den (60 min)
11 am We will use our 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. Devil’s Den Parking Lot - Crawford Ave. Thurs
Four Score and Seven Years Ago: Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery (45 min) 1 pm &
4 pm
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. National Cemetery - Taneytown Rd. Gate
Auto Tour Stop 16
Hold to the Last!
The Battle for Little Round Top (60 min)
3 pm 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.
Warren Statue
Little Round Top -
Auto Tour Stop 8
Mon, Wed, Sat
The 3rd Day and Beyond: Stay and Fight it Out! (45 min) 3 pm 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. National Cemetery Parking Lot - Taneytown Rd. Sun, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Last updated: March 24, 2020

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