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Monday, July 1

Salute to the States

The Gettysburg Foundation's signature commemorative event featuring a lively, evening-long tribute to the fifty States of America. DETAILS.
Tickets required
Time 7 p.m – midnight

Daily Events July 1-4

These special programs are available July 1 through July 4 and are free.

Family Activities Tent

Living history stage; Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery drilling stations;
soldiers’ pastimes circle; dress-up photo booth; “Ask a Ranger” desk.
Location: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Battle Overview Program

Location: Ford Education Center
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
Times: Every hour, on the hour, from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.
(30 minues)

Civil War Soldier

Location: Ranger Site #1, behind the Visitor Center
Time: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. (1 hour)

Care of the Wounded

Location: Ranger Site #2, behind the Visitor Center
Time: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (1 hour)

Living History Camps and Demonstrations July 1-3

The camps will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Auto stop locations can be found on the Self-Guiding Auto Tour map, which is also available in the lobby of the Visitor Center.
All living history programs are free.

Union Camp

Infantry, Artillery, the U.S. Christian Commission
and a small contingent of the Society of Union Surgeons.
Location: Pennsylvania Memorial, Auto Stop #12
Artillery demonstrations: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Infantry demonstrations: 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Confederate Camp

Infantry and Artillery
Location: Pitzer Woods, Auto Stop #6
Artillery demonstrations: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Infantry demonstrations: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The Union Signals Group

Visitors are encouraged to send messages between
the signal stations at Meade’s Headquarters and on Little Round Top.
A tent fly, supplied by volunteers, will be placed near Meade’s Headquarters for shade.

Interpretive Programs

Please join National Park Service rangers for interpretive programs about the battle of Gettysburg, the civilian experience and the aftermath of the battle. Auto stop locations can be found on the Self-Guiding Auto Tour map, which is also available in the lobby of the Visitor Center. All programs are free.

Key Moment Programs

30-minute programs provide a brief overview of the events that occurred in a specific location on a specific day of the battle. Minimal walking.

Station 1 – McPherson’s Ridge

Location: Auto Stop #1
Times: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

Station 2 – Oak Hill

Location: Station on west side of Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Stop #2
Times: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

Station 3 – Peace Light - Information Station

Location: East side of Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Auto Stop #2
Time: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (ongoing)

Station 4 – Barlow Knoll

Location: Barlow Knoll
Times: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

Station 5 – Cemetery Hill

Location: Baltimore Street entrance to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery
Times: 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

Battlefield Experience Programs

These are special programs offering a unique opportunity to be at a specific place on the battlefield at a moment when some important event or decision was made or to simply have a one-time experience during the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg.

The Last March of the Iron Brigade

Location: Start at the Codori farm, east side of Emmitsburg Road;
end at McPherson’s Ridge station, Auto Stop #1
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Yankees, Rebels and Civilians – The First Day of Battle Ends

Explore three iconic sites within the embattled town: Pennsylvania Hall at Gettysburg College, the Christ Lutheran Church and the Gettysburg Train Station. Each location offers a 30-minute interpretive program on the hour: 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Location: Park at the Gettysburg College Stadium West Parking Lot and walk to the three different stops relating to the end of the first day’s battle. All of the interpretive program sites are within walking distance of each another.
No Shuttle Bus service.
Time: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Overview Hikes

Gettysburg National Military Park rangers guide these 60-90 minute programs that provide a fuller overview of a phase, or phases, of the battle. The hikes involve more walking and are more in-depth than the Key Moment programs.

The Battle of McPherson’s Ridge

Location: McPherson’s Ridge station, Auto Stop #1
Park at Gettysburg College Stadium West Lot and use shuttle.
Limited parking along Stone/Meredith or South Reynolds Avenue.
Time: 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

The Battle North of Town

Location: Barlow Knoll station
Park at Gettysburg College Stadium West Lot and use shuttle.
Limited parking available on East Howard Avenue.
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Voices of the Battle

The First Day

Living historians bring to life eyewitness accounts of the battle of Gettysburg July 1, 1863.
Location: At the stage north of Meade’s Headquarters
Time 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Free

Visitors may park in the Soldiers' National Cemetery North or South Lots, the Museum and Visitor Center Lots and along Hancock Avenue. Additional parking areas may be available, weather permitting.