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  1. June 2, 2014
    The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site Open, June 6-August 10, 2014

    The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site is one of the most intact Civil War field hospitals used during the battle of Gettysburg. During and after the battle the Spangler family’s homestead was occupied by the Union army’s Eleventh Corps who used the buildings and fields as a hospital for some 1,900 wounded Union and Confederate soldiers.

    June 6 - August 10
    Fri., Sat. & Sun.
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Free admission and shuttle tickets are available at the Ticketing Counter inside Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The site is accessible by shuttle only. Tickets may only be obtained the day of your visit to the Spangler Farm.

    Program Schedule

    Visit the Farm
    An Army Field Hospital:
    The George Spangler Farm

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

    Arts and Trades of the Past
    10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    Join living historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse at civilian life at the farm.

    History Comes to Life:
    War Reaches the Homefront

    1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    View a dramatic ensemble cast of soldiers and civilians who witnessed the battle of Gettysburg and the George Spangler Farm’s transformation from home to hospital.

    Interactive History Encampments
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Mingle with living historians in authentic camps portraying the civilian experience, civilian aide societies, Civil War field medicine and Union artillery.