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.
 

2019 Schedule

 
April 6-7
Cavalry of the Potomac
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

6th New Hampshire Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

April 13-14
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

April 20-21
No groups scheduled.

April 27-28
4th U.S. Artillery, Battery A
Programs Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

2nd MD Infantry, CSA
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 2 pm
May 4-5
9th PA Reserves Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

21st GA Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

G.A.R. Veteran’s Encampment
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
On-going - Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm ~ Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm

May 11-12
1st U.S. Artillery, Battery K
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

28th VA Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 10 am, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am

44th GA Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 12 pm

May 18-19
1st PA Artillery, Battery F
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

Potomac Home Brigade, US Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

May 25-26
Pee Dee Light Artillery
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm


10th VA Infantry, Southern Grays
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm
June 1-2
119th NY Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

8th NJ Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
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: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

June 8-9
13th NJ Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

2nd Corps, US Field Hospital
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

June 15-16
1st NC Artillery
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

24th VA Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

Blue & Gray 50th & 75th Reunions
Programs at Brian Farmhouse – near auto tour stop 15
On-going - Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm

June 22-23
20th ME Infantry & 2nd US Sharpshooters
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 10 am, 1 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 1 pm

2nd MD Infantry, Co.A CSA
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am

23rd VA Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 12 pm

June 29-30
1st PA Artillery, Battery D
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

Confederate Military Forces
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

Squabbler’s Mess, US Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
July 6-7
10th VA Infantry, Valley Guards
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

1st MN Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

July 13-14
CS Sharpshooters, Southern Grays
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

Letcher’s Battery, CS Artillery
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

July 20-21
1st RI, Battery B Light Artillery
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm (at the Angle - auto tour stop 15) ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

3rd VA Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm


July 27-28
Liberty Grays, CS Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am

Mifflin Guard, US Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 10 am, 1 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 1 pm

4th VA Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 12 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 12 pm
August 3-4
4th MD Artillery
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

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

Society of Civil War Surgeons Field Hospital
Program location TBD
Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm ~ Sunday: 9 am – 2 pm

August 10-11
North Carolina Battalion
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

71st PA Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

August 17-18
1st NC Artillery
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

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

August 24-25
21st MS Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

53rd PA Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

August 31-September 1

1st PA Artillery, Battery D
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

21st GA Infantry, Co. B
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm
September 7-8
2nd US Artillery, Battery M
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

CSA Artillery
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

Squabbler’s Mess, US Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

September 14-15
87th PA Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

28th VA Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 an, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

September 21-22
3rd US Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

4th MD & Stribling’s Batteries, CS Artillery
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

September 28-29
2nd US Cavalry, Co. A
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

69th NY Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm
October 5-6
2nd US Sharpshooters
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

October 12-13
The Hudson Valley Regiments of Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

G.A.R. Fall Encampment
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

October 19-20
Ohio Valley Civil War Association of Artillery & Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

Nicholl’s Louisiana Brigade of CS Infantry
Programs at Spanglers Spring – auto tour stop 13
Satu: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

October 26-27
2nd MD , Co. D. CS Infantry
Programs across from Park Amphitheater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ~ Sunday: 10 am, 12 pm

Squabbler’s Mess, US Infantry
Programs at Pennsylvania Memorial – auto tour stop 12
Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ~ Sunday: 11 am, 1 pm

Last updated: May 13, 2019

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