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150th Anniversary Special Events


Dedication Day and Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Commemorative Events


See the Dedication Day Ceremony video

From Lincoln’s Desk: A Special Display of Signed Documents 
View a special exhibit in the Gettysburg Address Gallery of the Museum of the American Civil War including the following documents: pages with signatures of individuals who attended the November 19, 1863 Dedication Ceremony in Gettysburg; a letter from President Lincoln to a member of his administration specifying remarks in a newspaper, and a signed pardon from President Lincoln.  

Date: Opened Saturday, November 16 (through 2013)
Place: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Museum of the American Civil War
Fee: Included in the price of museum ticket.
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

November 23 Rupp House History Center - Open
Through interactive exhibits that use sight, sound, touch and even smell, Rupp House visitors are able to immerse themselves in 19th century culture and learn about the civilians and the soldiers who struggled here, the John Rupp family and the preservation work that is critical to understanding the Battle of Gettysburg.

Date: November 18, 19 and 23
Place: Rupp House History Center, 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg
Fee: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

November 22 “Evening with the Painting”
Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, on the platform for an exclusive "after-hours" program Gettysburg Cyclorama painting at the Visitors Center. Visitors will explore the history of the genre of cycloramas and in particular the history of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama. Presentation will include a discussion of the massive multi-year conservation effort of our country's largest painting. The presentation concludes with extended time on the platform to view the painting in full light and a journey under the diorama to see how the illusion comes to life.

Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Place: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
Time: 4:30p.m. with a repeat program at 6:30 p.m.
Fee Information: $20 adults; $10 youth (ages 6-12)
Tickets: please visit or call 717-334-2436 or 877-874-2478.

November 23 The 11th Annual Remembrance Illumination
Join the Gettysburg Foundation in observing the 11th Annual Remembrance Illumination in which nearly 3,500 luminary candles are placed on Civil War graves in Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park as a testament to the sacrifices made on Gettysburg’s battlefield in 1863.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Place: Soldiers’ National Cemetery
Time: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Fee: Free of Charge