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.
 

April 1-2

21st GA Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

April 8-9

28th VA Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm
2nd Mass Infantry. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
114th PA Collis Zouaves. Programs at Meade’s HQ.
Programs on-going both Sat. & Sun. 9am-4pm
U.S. Sharpshooters Programs at Little Round Top.
Programs on-going both Sat. & Sun. 10am-4pm

April 15-16

1st PA Cavalry, Co. A. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm

April 22-23

Battery F, 1st PA Artillery. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
7th PA Reserves, 1st & 3rd MD Infantry. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm

April 29-30

4th U.S. Light Artillery, Battery A. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
Civil War Historical Impressions, 2nd MD Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
Grand Army of the Republic Reunion. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Programs on-going Sat. 9am-5pm & Sun 9am-3pm

May 6-7

9th PA Reserve Infantry. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 10am, 1pm - Sun: 10am, 1pm
Sykes U.S. Regular Infantry. Programs at Meade’s HQ.
Sat: 11am, 2pm - Sun: 11am
Potomac Home Brigade Infantry. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 12pm
C.S.A. Artillery. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm, 3pm. (all programs = no firing)

May 13-14

44th GA Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
2nd Division, 2nd Corps Hospital. Programs at the PA Monument.
Programs on-going both Sat. & Sun. 9am-4pm
The Guns of Gettysburg. Programs at the PA Monument.
Programs on-going SATURDAY ONLY, 9am-5pm

May 20-21

1st U.S. Artillery, Battery K. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm
24th VA Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm

May 27-28

1st PA Artillery, Battery D. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm
10th VA, The Southern Grays, Infantry. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm

June 3-4

119th NY Infantry. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
8th NJ Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

June 10-11

2nd U.S. Cavalry, Co. A. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm
6th NH Infantry. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
Blue and Gray Reunions, with Mr. Donald Steele. Programs at the Angle.
Programs on-going SATURDAY ONLY, 10am-4pm

June 17-18

1st NC Artillery. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
13th NJ Infantry. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm

June 24-25

20th ME Infantry & 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters. Programs at PA Monument.
Sat: 10am, 1pm - Sun: 10am, 1pm
2nd Maryland Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 12pm, 3pm - Sun: 12pm
23rd VA Infantry. Programs at Spangler Spring.
Sat: 11am, 2pm - Sun: 11am

July 1-2

The Mifflin Guard. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
The Confederate Military Forces. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

July 8-9

4th VA Infantry. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm

July 15-16

1st RI Light Artillery, Battery B. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 11am, 1pm
Gettysburg Gun Program.
The Angle Sat: 4pm. PA Monument, Sun: 11am
10th VA Infantry, The Valley Guards. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm

July 22-23

87th PA Infantry. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 10am, 1pm - Sun: 10am, 1pm
10th VA Sharpshooters, Southern Grays. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 11am, 2pm - Sun: 11am
3rd VA Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 12pm, 3pm - Sun: 12pm

July 29-30

Letcher’s Battery, CSA Artillery. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

August 5-6

Society of Civil War Surgeons.
Programs on-going Sat. 9am-5pm - Sun: 9am-2pm
4th MD Artillery. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

August 12-13

The North Carolina Troops, Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
71st PA Infantry. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

August 19-20

28th VA Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
44th GA Infantry. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

August 26-27

13th N.J. Infantry (2nd FL.) Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
21st Georgia, Co. B. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

September 2-3

1st PA Artillery, Battery D. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm
C.S.A. Field Artillery. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm, 2pm (all programs = no firing)

September 9-10

8th N.J. Infantry. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
2nd US Artillery, Battery M. Programs at PA Monument.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

September 16-17

1st N.C. Artillery. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

September 23-24

3rd U.S. Regular Infantry. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
4th MD and Stribling’s Battery of Artillery. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

September 30-Oct. 1

2nd U.S. Sharpshooters. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm
Grand Army of the Republic Reunion. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Programs on-going Sat: 10am-5pm - Sun: 10am-2pm
69th New York Infantry. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm

October 7-8

The Hudson Valley New York Regt. 150th & 124th N.Y. Infantries. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
53rd PA Infantry. Programs at Spanglers Spring.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

October 14-15

Ohio Valley Civil War Association. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
10th VA Sharpshooters, The Southern Grays. Programs at Spangler Spring.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm
12th AL Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Programs on-going Sat: 9am-5pm - Sun: 9am-3pm

October 21-22

1st PA Artillery, Battery F. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
Richmond-Fayette Artillery, South Mt. Unit, Maryland State Parks. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 11am, 1pm

October 28-29

Civil War Historical Impressions, 2nd MD Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods.
Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm - Sun: 10am, 12pm
The Squabbler’s Mess, Infantry. Programs at the PA Monument.
Sat. & Sun. TBA.

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