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Plan Your Visit

Hours and Days
The George Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital Site will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 5 through August 16. The farm is open on those days from 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.

Interpretive Program Schedule:

NEW THIS YEAR: National Park Service Rangers and Employees will conduct daily, 3rd person, interactive, living history experiences that touch upon the different layers of history at the George Spangler Farm.

The Spangler Family at Work

Join National Park Service living historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse of civilian life at the farm.

10:15 a.m.

Manning the Guns: Artillery at the Spangler Farm

Over 100 Union cannon occupied the fields surrounding the George Spangler Farm during the battle of Gettysburg. Join living historians and discover the experiences of Civil War artillerists by becoming a member of a cannon crew at work.

11:15 a.m.

An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

Join a National Park Service Ranger at the George Spangler Farm and discover the field hospital where over 1,900 soldiers wounded during the battle of Gettysburg were cared for.

12:15 p.m.

The Last Full Measure: The Dead at Spangler Farm

In addition to a field hospital, the Spangler Farm became a massive burial ground for those who gave "the last full measure of devotion." Explore the site of this field hospital cemetery and the story of those buried there.

1:15 p.m.

Access to the site requires the purchase of a shuttle ticket.

Youth (ages 6 - 12): $2
Adults: $5

The Spangler Farm site is accessible by shuttle only. Tickets may be obtained the day of your visit to the Spangler Farm or online here. Tickets are available at the Ticketing Counter inside the Museum & Visitor Center and online.

The shuttle runs on a half-hour loop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Click here to purchase tickets.

What to bring
Water, sun protection and insect repellant

Due to limited space, strollers, wheelchairs and walkers may not be transported on the shuttle. Strollers are available on-site.

If you have limited mobility without the use of a wheelchair or walker, please visit the Ticketing Counter for more information about access.

The terrain at the site includes graveled walkways, uneven grassy areas and unpaved grounds.