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  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

    A Day in the Life: Working on the Railroad

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Daily summer programs at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

  • Johnstown Flood National Memorial

    A Journey Around Lake Conemaugh Van Tour

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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    Join us for a van tour around what once was Lake Conemaugh.

  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

    Lunch & Learn Speaker Series

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a presentation about a topic relating to the American Revolution or Valley Forge. Hear from a different speaker each week.

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: Dr. Franklin's Philadelphia

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Get to know this multifaceted founding father in a one hour walking tour through Franklin's Philadelphia.

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Walking Tour: In the Paths of the Founders

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Join a park ranger for this orientation walking tour of Independence National Historical Park.

  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Barnacles and Bullets

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM,4:00 PM to 4:15 PM

    Find out what it would have been like to serve in the Continental Army or Navy during the American Revolution during this hands-on program.

  • Independence National Historical Park

    For Kids: Military Muster

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM,3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    Learn marching and musket etiquette in this fun and spirited muster for kids.

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Storytelling: Once Upon a Nation

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Stop by all 13 Once Upon a Nation storytelling benches to hear captivating tales from Philadelphia's past.

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Living History: Reading of the Declaration

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM

    Come join the Once Upon a Nation History Makers as they read from select passages of the Declaration of Independence.

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle in a Box

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM,4:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. Perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better understanding of the battle.

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The 1st Day of Battle: "The Devil's to Pay!"

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM,10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

    Why did the battle start at Gettysburg? How did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle? Find out on this program.

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The 2nd Day of Battle: "A Grand Terrible Drama"

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM,11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

    July 2 saw the heaviest fighting of the entire battle. Understand the key decisions that shaped the day and the actions that resulted.

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The 3rd Day and Beyond: "Stay and Fight it Out!"

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

    Visit the site of Pickett’s Charge, the climactic moment of the Battle of Gettysburg, and discover what the outcome of the battle meant for the Union and Confederacy.

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hold to the Last! The Battle for Little Round Top

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    For over an hour on July 2, 1863, Union and Confederate troops battled for possession of this small hill. Explore the rocky summit, see original Union breastworks, and discover why Little Round Top was so important to both armies.

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

    Visit the site of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and explore the Soldiers’ National Cemetery where over 3,500 soldiers killed in the battle were laid to rest.

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Civil War medicine was more than just bone saws and amputations. Learn how the wounded were evacuated and treated, and discover the amazing story of the doctors and nurses who struggled to keep them alive.

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Sunset on McPherson Ridge

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory.

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!” Join the Artillery

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    On July 3, 1863 over two hundred Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Become part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg.

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army: A Family Program

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Attention! Recruits are needed to enlist in the Union army! Join now and learn what it meant to be a soldier during the Civil War. This program is for children ages 5-13 only. Sign up at the Visitor Center information desk.

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hands-On History Cart

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Play a 19th century parlor game, learn what soldiers did in their spare time, and dress up like kids who lived in the 1860’s! All this and more at our Hands-On History Cart!

  • Independence National Historical Park

    Gallery Tour: Orientation Tour to the Portrait Gallery

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 12:30 PM to 12:45 PM,1:30 PM to 1:45 PM,3:30 PM to 3:45 PM,4:30 PM to 4:45 PM

    See original portraits of the Founding Fathers, and some of the Founding Mothers!

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Last updated: July 5, 2017