The Children
of Gettysburg
1863

 

 

 

 

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COMING LATE SUMMER 2021

The Interactive Adventure for Young Historians 

Journey back to Gettysburg 1863 with your family.

The 1863 home of the John Rupp family, the Rupp House
will soon be home to a new, interactive experience
for your family.

Meet the Children of Gettysburg.

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CHILDREN OF GETTYSBURG

Sallie Myers. Tillie Pierce. Lydia Ziegler. 

Experience the stories of Gettysburg through the words of the children, teens and young adults who lived here during and after the battle.

Engaging first-hand accounts and interactive exhibits will bring the stories to life as you journey through galleries including "Growing Up In Gettysburg 1863," "The Soldiers Are Coming!" "Surviving the Battle" and "Remembering Gettysburg."

Concept art of the Children of Gettysburg, 1863 with drums

HANDS ON HISTORY MUSEUM

New thematic settings, interactive displays and engaging activities will provide young visitors with even more opportunities to explore, touch and learn about civilian life during and after the battle.

The scavenger hunt?

It's back, and it's even more fun and more educational.

Concept art of the Children of Gettysburg, 1863

INTERACTIVE FAMILY EXPERIENCE 

Feel the beat of the drum. Listen closely to the rumors of battle. See yourself as a character at Gettysburg. Recite the Gettysburg Address.

Your family will touch, lift, pull and learn your way through a fun and engaging journey back to 1863.

At the time of the battle, John & Caroline Rupp lived in this house with their six children. This was truly a family home. 

It still is.

 
Concept art shows a scene from the Children of Gettysburg 1863.

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