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Saturday, July 6

Sacred Trust Talks and Book Signings: 150 Years of History

The Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park present 1-hour talks by Civil War literary giants followed by question and answer sessions and book signings. All lectures are free and take place outside under the Museum and Visitor Center tent; book signings follow inside the Visitor Center lobby.

George Gordon Meade’s Road to Gettysburg
Thomas Huntington
Time: 9:30 a.m.

“Enemies No Longer”: The Gettysburg Civil War Reunion of 1913
Thomas Flagel
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Gettysburg Treasures in the National Civil War Museum
Wayne Motts
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Freemasonry in the American Civil War
Michael Halleran
Time: 12:30 p.m.

Lincoln, Booth and Davis in Memory and Myth
James Swanson
Time: 1:30 p.m.

The Aftermath of Battle:
The Families of Gettysburg’s Union Dead vs. the U.S. Pension Bureau

Carol Reardon
Time: 2:30 p.m.

Civil War Filmmaking
Ron Maxwell
Time: 3:30 p.m.

The Best and Worst Generals at Gettysburg
Bradley Gottfried
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Dinner and a Movie with Director Ron Maxwell

A buffet dinner and conversation with movie director Ron Maxwell, followed by an exclusive showing of the movie Gettysburg.

Location: Museum and Visitor Center Refreshment Saloon and theater.
Time: Dinner 5:30 p.m; Movie, 6:45-11 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person. Tickets are required and available online, by calling l 877-874-2478, or at the Museum and Visitor Center.

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.

Battle Overview

Location: Ford Education Center, located inside the Visitor Center
Time: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. (30 minutes)

First Day

Location: Auto Stop #2
Time: 10 a.m. (1 hour)

Second Day

Location: Park at Auto Stop #10; meet in the Peach Orchard
Time: 2 p.m. (1 hour)

Third Day

Location: Park in the Soldiers' National Cemetery South Parking Lot;
meet at “Ranger Program Begins Here” sign
Time: 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. (1 hour)

Soldiers' National Cemetery

Visit the site of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
Location: Taneytown Road entrance to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Auto Stop #16
Time: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (1 hour)

Little Round Top

Location: Park at Auto Stop #8; meet at the General Warren statue
Time: 11 a.m. (1 hour)

East Cavalry Field

Location: Confederate Cavalry Avenue; use Hanover Road entrance
Time: 1:30 p.m. (1 hour)


Location: Ford Education Center, inside the Visitor Center
Time: 1:30 p.m. (1 hour)

Civil War Soldier

Location: Ranger Program Site #1, behind the Visitor Center
Time: 2 p.m. (1 hour)

Care of the Wounded

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

Culp’s Hill

Location: Culp’s Hill Tower
Time: 3 p.m. (1 hour)


Location: National Park Service information desk
Time: 3:30 p.m. (2 hours)

Sunset on Cemetery Ridge

Location: Meet at the “Ranger Program Begins Here” sign
in the Soldiers' National Cemetery parking lot
Time: 7 p.m. (1 hour)

Evening Campfire

Location: Park at amphitheater, near Auto Stop #6
Time: 8:30 p.m. (1 hour)

Living History

Visit to the Past

Location 1: Soldiers' National Cemetery 11:30 a.m., 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Location 2: Museum & Visitor Center 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Location 3: George Spangler Farm (via shuttle from Visior Center) 1:30 p.m.
30-45 minutes

Family Programs

Join the Army

Looking for new recruits ages 6-12 to enlist.
Sign up at the Park Service information desk.
Spots are limited to the first 25 participants!
Location: Ranger Site #1, behind the Visitor Center
Time: 11 a.m. (1 hour)

Hands-on History Cart

Location: Various locations in the Visitor Center
Time: 1 - 3:30 p.m. (ongoing)