Special Events and Programs

Gettysburg National Military Park 25th Annual Music Muster: August 12 – 13, 2022

Experience the musical sounds of the American Civil War era at Gettysburg National Military Park’s 25th annual Music Muster!

On August 12 and 13, 2022 park visitors can hear ballads, folk songs, field music, and marches that were popular in the mid-nineteenth century. On Saturday Civil War dance will also be featured by the Victorian Dance Ensemble. Performers this year include: The Libby Prison Minstrels, Hudson and Clark, Fort Delaware Cornet Band; Steve and Lisa Ball, Jeff Greenawalt, Civil War Comrades and the 46th Pennsylvania Band. All performances are free and open to the public.

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Battlewalks & Campfire Programs

Date Time Description Location
Friday, August 5 8 pm Campfire Program: Escape! The Story of the Confederacy’s Infamous Libby Prison and the Civil War’s Largest Jail Break
Author Robert P. Watson will speak on the Confederacy’s infamous Libby Prison, site of the Civil War’s largest prison break. Libby Prison housed Union officers, high-profile foes of the Confederacy, and political prisoners. Watson captures the wretched conditions, cruel guards, and the story of the daring prison break, called “the most remarkable in American history.”
Park Amphitheater, West Confederate Ave.
Saturday, August 6 10 am Battlewalk: Battle on Oak Ridge
Ranger John Hoptak explores Union General John Robinson's stubborn and bloody battle outside Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 as his division made their tenacious stand on Oak Ridge.
Meet at Auto Tour Stop 2, Eternal Light Peace Memorial
Sunday, August 7 10 am Battlewalk: Pickett’s Charge
Ranger Tom Holbrook will walk the route of Pickett’s Charge, the climactic attack of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Meet at Auto Tour Stop 5, Virginia Memorial
Saturday, August 13 10 am Camp Colt Walk
Meet a park ranger at the National Cemetery parking lot for a free hour-long guided walking tour exploring Camp Colt, Gettysburg’s World War I tank training camp. Explore Captain Dwight Eisenhowers’ time commanding Camp Colt in 1918 and how the lessons Ike learned here helped him develop as a leader.
Meet at the Ranger Program Begins Here sign at the National Cemetery parking lot

Last updated: August 5, 2022

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