Relive the Battle of Gettysburg through National Park Service battle
anniversary events July 1-3
Gettysburg National Military Park will commemorate the anniversary of
the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, with a variety of free guided walks
and talks that discuss, explore, and reflect on this important chapter
in our nation’s history.
Visitors are invited to join Park Rangers and Licensed Battlefield
Guides as they follow in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought at
Gettysburg. Battle Walks and “Real Time” programs on the battlefield
follow the battle action, moment-by-moment. These battlefield
experiences reflect on the significance, meaning, and legacy of the
battle fought over a century and a half ago.
Sacred Trust Talks and Book Signings will also be held July 1-3 and will
feature renowned authors, historians, and National Park Service Rangers
who discuss the impact of the American Civil War on contemporary
politics, industry, medicine and culture.
Family Activities and a “Hands on History” station will be available
at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
Discover original and reproduction items and artifacts from the battle,
hourly special guest appearances called “Mystery History Guest”, and
“Join the Army” programs to learn more about the people involved in,
and affected by, the Battle of Gettysburg. You can also pick up and
check in your Gettysburg and Centennial Junior Ranger booklets. Family
Activities and Hands on History Hours: July 1 - 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in the Group Lobby. Mystery History Guests at 10 a.m., noon, and 2
p.m. Join the Army programs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. daily.
Campfire programs at Pitzer Woods will cap off July 2 and 3 with
hour-long presentations, offering unique perspectives on the events of
153 years ago. Held at 8:30 p.m. at the Park Amphitheater on West
All programs are free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to
wear proper foot and headgear, carry water, sunscreen, and insect
repellent. Begin your visit to Gettysburg at the Gettysburg National
Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike,
During your visit, be certain to pick up a copy of the full anniversary
schedule. Check the park website www.nps.gov/gett,
and www.facebook.com/GettysburgNMP for updates. For questions by
phone call 717/ 334-1124 x 8023
Gettysburg National Military Park is a unit of the National Park Service
that preserves and protects the resources associated with the Battle of
Gettysburg and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, and provides an
understanding of the events that occurred there within the context of
On June 29th Gettysburg opens its first art exhibit at the Gettysburg
National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
Take a sneak peek on today's "From the Fields of Gettysburg."