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George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital

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The George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital is one of the best surviving examples of a farm used as a corps field hospital during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. One minute, George Spangler and his family were working on their 80-acre farm. The next, the battle came to Gettysburg, and their family farm was transformed into one of the largest field hospitals and artillery staging areas in the battle.

Living history encampments and programs are offered at the historic site, open to visitors Friday-Sunday and on the Battle Anniversary (July 1-3) during the summer season. Access is via shuttle bus from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Now closed for the season.