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George Spangler Farm


The George Spangler Farm is limited for visitation.

The George Spangler Farm is now closed for the season. 

The 2014 Summer Season dates for the George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site:

Friday, Saturdays & Sundays
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
June 7 – August 10, 2014

During the period it is closed to the general public, the Gettysburg Foundation will continue to work on its restoration and development. We thank you for your interest and your support. Watch this web page and our Facebook for announcements of future days and times it will be open to the public again. 

The George Spangler Farm is the best surviving example of a farm used as a corps field hospital during the battle of Gettysburg, where upwards of 1,900 men were treated for wounds both minor and fatal and Confederate Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead died. When it is open to the public again, you can learn about 1860s farm life, Civil War medicine and field hospital systems, soldier burials and more through the stories of the soldiers, military leaders, surgeons, chaplains and civilians who suffered the realities of war at the George Spangler Farm as told by living historians and knowledgeable docents. Until it re-opens, you can use our Resources web pages to learn more.

Since acquiring the property in 2008, the Gettysburg Foundation has been working to rehabilitate the property and buildings. Over the last 150 years, the Spangler farm witnessed many changes, and work is ongoing to turn back the years and return the property to its July 1863 appearance. The legacy of the George Spangler Farm has been secured through the generous donations of many that enabled the Gettysburg Foundation to purchase this property. Our task now is to ensure its restoration and preservation for “those who know us not.” Please consider making a donation today.


"We really enjoyed the farm. The gentleman that gave the talk was wonderful. Can't wait to come back and see the finished house and barn. Thank you for your help and time talking with us." 
Mike Adams and Mana Hill, Indiana

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Detailed transportation and living history information available here.

The history of the George Spangler Farm before, during, and after the battle of the Gettysburg is long and storied. Delve into this past through historic maps, recommended reading, the latest scholarship, videos, and photos.