Living History Programs

Two pictures show living historians portraying a Confederate artillery unit (left) and a Union infantry unit (right).
Living History demonstrations take place throughout the park every weekend from the beginning of April through the end of October.

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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.
 

2020 Schedule

 
April 4-5
Programs cancelled

April 11-12
Programs cancelled

April 18-19
Programs cancelled

April 25-26
Programs cancelled
May 2-3
Programs cancelled

May 9-10
Programs cancelled

May 16-17
Programs cancelled

May 23-24
Programs cancelled

May 30-31
Programs cancelled
June 6-7
Programs cancelled

June 13-14
Programs cancelled

June 20-21
Programs cancelled

June 27-28
Programs cancelled
July 4-5
Programs cancelled

July 11-12
Programs cancelled

July 18-19
Programs cancelled

July 25-26
Programs cancelled
August 1-2
4th Maryland Artillery
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm

8th New Jersey Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

August 8-9
North Carolina Troops Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

August 15-16
28th Virginia Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

71st Pennsylvania Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11, 1 pm

Irish Brigade ( 3rd USV) Special Programs
Encampment at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12

August 22-23
44th Georgia Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

21st Georgia Infantry, Co.B
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

August 29-30
13th Georgia Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm
September 5-6
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 across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

September 12-13
87th Pennsylvania Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 10 am, 1 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 1 pm

Valley Guards, C.S. Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 11 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am

21st Georgia Infantry, Co. B
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday; 12 pm

September 19-20
4th Maryland & Stribling’s Batteries of Artillery
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

September 26-27
69th New York Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

The Squabbler’s Mess
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
October 3-4
Ohio Valley Civil War Association, Infantry & Artillery
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

2nd U.S. Berdan’s Sharpshooters
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday, 10, 12

2nd Corps, U.S. Field Hospital
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

October 10-11
The Hudson Valley New York Regiment of Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

26th North Carolina Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am

Grand Army of the Republic Veterans
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

October 17-18
2nd Massachusetts Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

12th Alabama Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

October 24-25
2nd Maryland C.S. Infantry Co. D
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

October 31-November 1
The Squabbler’s Mess, U.S. Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

Last updated: July 1, 2020

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Phone:

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