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  1. May 21, 2014
    Gettysburg National Military Park Announces Summer Ranger Programs, June 7- August 10

    From June 7 through August 10, Gettysburg National Military Park will offer a variety of free guided ranger programs that explore the Battle of Gettysburg, care of the wounded, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the monuments of Gettysburg and much more. 

    These programs, free and open to the public, take place on the battlefield, in the Soldiers' National Cemetery and at the Museum and Visitor Center, and last 20 minutes to three hours, depending on the program.

    New this summer is the program "Lives Lost and Saved at the George Spangler Farm." This farm served as the Union Army's 11th Corps field hospital with more than 1,900 Union and Confederate wounded. Park Ranger programs tell stories of the wounded soldiers and the doctors and nurses who struggled to keep them alive. Civil War encampments will showcase soldier life and medical care. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate farm work and crafts of the Civil War period. Recently preserved by the Gettysburg Foundation, the George Spangler farm is one of the most intact Civil War field hospitals from the Battle of Gettysburg.

    The Spangler farm is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, from June 6 to Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Access to the farm is by free shuttle bus from the Museum and Visitor Center only.

    For a complete list of ranger programs this summer, visit www.nps.gov/gett/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm For questions, call (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023.