Living History Programs

Living History demonstrations at Gettysburg NMP.
Living History at Gettysburg NMP include black powder cannon demonstrations.

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From the roar of artillery to the flash of bayonets, living history demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park help bring the past to life. Every weekend from April to October, Civil War living historians will be encamped on the Gettysburg battlefield. Explore their camps, interact with these knowledgeable historians, and witness as they demonstrate the tools, tactics, and firepower of the two armies that waged war across these now hallowed fields.


Please note that all living history programs and demonstrations are weather permitting and subject to change.
 

2018 Schedule

 
April 7-8
Civil War Historical Impressions: 2nd MD Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

April 14-15
Cavalry of the Potomac
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

April 21-22
7th Pennsylvania Reserves, 53rd Pennsylvania, 1st & 3rd Maryland Infantries
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

28th Virginia Infantry
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

G.A.R. Reunion Encampment
Programs on-going at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday 9 am – 6 pm ~ Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm

April 28-29
4th U.S. Artillery, Battery A
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm
May 5-6
1st U.S. Artillery, Battery K
Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

C.S.A. Artillery
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

May 12-13
21st Georgia Infantry, Company A
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

May 19-20
U.S. Potomac Home Brigade Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

1st Pennsylvania Artillery, Battery F
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

U.S. Sharpshooters
Programs on-going at Little Round Top, auto tour stop #8.
Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

May 26-27
1st Pennsylvania Artillery, Battery D
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 10 am, 1 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 1 pm

Sykes’s U.S. Regular Infantry
Programs at Meade’s HQ, near auto tour stops #15 & #16.
Saturday: 11 am, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 2 pm

10th Virginia Infantry, The Southern Grays
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 12 pm
June 2-3
119th New York Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

44th Georgia Infantry
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 10 am, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 2 pm

8th New Jersey Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 12 pm

June 9-10
24th Virginia Infantry, Company C
Programs at Spangler Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

2nd Corps Field Hospital
Programs on-going at Meade’s HQ, near auto tour stops #15 & #16.
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm ~ Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm

June 16-17
1st North Carolina Artillery
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

13th New Jersey Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 2 pm

Blue and Gray Reunions - 1913 & 1938
Programs on-going at the Angle, auto tour stop #15.
Saturday only: 9 am - 5 pm

June 23-24
20th Maine Infantry & 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 10 am, 1 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 1 pm

23rd Virginia Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 11 am, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 2 pm

2nd Maryland Infantry
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 12 pm

June 30-July 1
1st Pennsylvania Artillery, Battery D
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Confederate Military Forces, Infantry
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

Meade’s HQ Staff
Programs on-going at Meade’s HQ, near auto tour stops #15 & #16.
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm

Squabbler’s Mess, U.S. Infantry
Programs on-going at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm
July 7-8
4th Virginia Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

July 14-15
10th Virginia Infantry, The Valley Guards
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

3rd Virginia Infantry
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

July 21-22
Letcher’s Battery, C.S.A. Artillery
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

10th Virginia Sharpshooters, The Southern Grays
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

July 28-29
The Liberty Grays, C.S.A. Infantry
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

The Mifflin Guard, U.S. Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm
August 4-5
4th Maryland Artillery, C.S.A
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

Society of Civil War Surgeons Field Hospital
Programs on-going at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm

21st Georgia Infantry, Co. B
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

August 11-12
North Carolina State Troops Infantry
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am

2nd U.S. Artillery, Battery M
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 12 pm

71st Pennsylvania Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 10 am, 1 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am

August 18-19
1st Rhode Island, Battery B Light Artillery
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm (at the Angle), 4 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

44th Georgia Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

August 25-26
2nd Florida Infantry
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm
September 1-2
1st Pennsylvania Artillery, Battery D
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

C.S.A. Artillery
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

September 8-9
2nd U.S. Cavalry, Company A
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 2 pm

9th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 10 am, 1 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 1 pm

6th New Hampshire Infantry
Program at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 12 pm

September 15-16
1st North Carolina Artillery
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

87th Pennsylvania Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

September 22-23
4th Maryland Artillery & Stribling’s Battery
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

3rd U.S. Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

September 29-30
2nd U.S. Sharpshooters
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

Shenandoah Valley Sharpshooters, CSA
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 1 pm
October 6-7
The Hudson Valley New York Regiment
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 10 am, 1pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 1 pm

53rd Pennsylvania Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 12 pm

Pee Dee South Carolina Artillery
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am

October 13-14
Ohio Valley Civil War Association. Infantry & Artillery
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 11 am, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am

28th Virginia Infantry
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 10 am, 1 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 1 pm

10th Virginia Sharpshooters, Southern Grays
Programs at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 12 pm

October 20-21
The G.A.R. Reunion Encampment
Programs on-going at Spanglers Spring, auto tour stop #13.
Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm ~ Sunday: 9 am - 2 pm

October 27-28
Civil War Historical Impressions, 2nd Maryland Infantry
Programs at Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop #6.
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

Squabbler’s Mess, U.S. Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial, auto tour stop #12.
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm
 
 

Last updated: March 27, 2018

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