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  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!” Join the Artillery

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    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.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Ranger Site 1 at Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    100 Nights of Taps

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    • Location: Soldiers’ National Monument - Soldiers’ National Cemetery
    • Fees: FREE
  • Friday, July 20, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly

    Join a park ranger for a reading adventure to one of our over 400 national park sites. Begin with an activity, followed after nightfall with a storybook reading by firelight. Recommended for families with children ages 4 to 11.

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    • Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: Park Amphitheater - West Confederate Ave.
    • Fees: FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battle Walk

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly

    Walk the fields and woods that were fought over a century and a half ago and get a closer look at the famous and not so famous places and people that shaped the battle.

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    • Time: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: varies
    • Fees: FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

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

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Brian Farm
    • Fees: FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Battlefield in a Box

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    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.

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    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Ranger Site 1 at Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Care of the Wounded

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    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.

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    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Ranger Site 2 at Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Cemetery Ridge Hike: Crisis at the Union Center

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Hike from the Visitor Center to Cemetery Ridge, where fighting raged on July 2 & 3, 1863. Visit the site of Pickett’s Charge, explore the Bloody Angle, and walk in the footsteps of the men who struggled there.

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    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM,1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ranger Site 2 at Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument

    Defending the Frontier

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Fort Stanwix was created to defend the frontier of New York State. See a demonstration of the historic weapons that were used.

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    • Time: 2:45 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Fort
    • Fees: Free!
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument

    Defending the Frontier

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Fort Stanwix was created to defend the frontier of New York State. See a demonstration of the historic weapons that were used.

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    • Time: 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Fort
    • Fees: Free!
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Family History Hike

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Perfect for families with children ages 5-13. Plan for battle at a general's headquarters, march in formation toward the front, do some chores like 19th century farmers, or organize the triage to remove wounded, while you explore the battle of Gettysburg.

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    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: National Cemetery Parking Lot - Taneytown Rd.
    • Fees: FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Hold to the Last! The Battle for Little Round Top

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    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.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Warren Statue Little Round Top - Auto Tour Stop 8
    • Fees: FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Join the Army: A Family Program

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    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.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Sign up at the National Park Service information desk. Ranger Program Site 1.
    • Fees: FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    Lincoln Comes to Gettysburg: Downtown History Hike

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community, walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln, and visit the room where he completed the Gettysburg Address.

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    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: David Wills House 8 Lincoln Square - downtown Gettysburg
    • Fees: FREE
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Skagway Walking Tour - Buffalo Soldiers

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Learn about the Buffalo Soldiers of Company L, 24th Infantry and their time in Skagway

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Get free tickets at the Visitor Center at 2nd and Broadway
    • Fees: Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Face of Battle: The Soldier Experience

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Discover the story of just one, follow in his footsteps across the battlefield, and learn why he fought and what he encountered at Gettysburg.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: McPherson Ridge - Auto Tour Stop 1
    • Fees: FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    The Face of Battle: The Soldier Experience

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Discover the story of just one, follow in his footsteps across the battlefield, and learn why he fought and what he encountered at Gettysburg.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: The Wheatfield - Auto Tour Stop 9
    • Fees: FREE
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument

    Walk Through Time

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a park ranger on this 30 minute program, walk through the park and imagine the people who made history in the Mohawk Valley before, during, and after the American Revolutionary War.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM,2:00 PM
    • Location: Begins at the Willett Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

    World War II Encampment

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Costumed reenactors from Living History Group Northwest will host this walk back in time near Pearson Air Museum.

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    • Location: Pearson Air Museum
    • Fees: Free
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    “Cannoneers to Your Post!” Join the Artillery

    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    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.

    View Details
    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Ranger Site 1 at Museum & Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
  • Gettysburg National Military Park

    100 Nights of Taps

    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Everyday

    The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM
    • Location: Soldiers’ National Monument - Soldiers’ National Cemetery
    • Fees: FREE
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