Special Events

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our Gettysburg community of guests, staff and volunteers is our priority.

While we are taking extra precautions to help keep you safe, exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. We cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.


Students stare in wonder at the Gettysburg Cyclorama

Special events, unique opportunities and enlightening experiences await you at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

Additional Special Events


Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience

Audience watching the film A New Birth of Freedowm at the Gettyburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center


Begin your Gettysburg visit with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience, schedule your battlefield tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide and explore more of Gettysburg's historic sites.

Family Day at Spangler

May 29, 2021, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Gettysburg Foundation will host Family Day at Spangler, a free, one-day event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, May 29, at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. The event marks the first opportunity for the public to visit the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital this year.

Double Decker Bus Tour

Sensational views and spectacular scenery await you on your afternoon battlefield tour aboard a double decker bus.

With a 360-degree view of the battlefield, you’ll gain a new perspective of the battle as your Licensed Battlefield Guide provides the narrative for this unique, insightful and visually stunning tour.

Limited to one tour each Saturday* throughout May (and Sunday, May 30), the Double Decker Bus Tour departs the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

*Saturdays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 3:30 p.m.
*Saturday, May 29 & Sunday, May 30 at 4 p.m.

Watch for additional Double Decker Bus Tours coming this summer.

An Evening with the Painting

June 26, 5 p.m. | July 24, 5 p.m.

Join Licensed Battlefield Guide, author and historian Sue Boardman on the Cyclorama platform for an exclusive after-hours, close-up look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting.

Enjoy additional time on the viewing platform to observe in full light the remarkable, close-up details and distant battle scenes of the painting. Journey under the diorama to see how the illusion comes to life. There will be time for a question and answer session.

Museum Bookstore Events

The 2021 schedule to be announced.

Your favorite Civil War authors sign copies of their classic books and latest works at the Museum & Visitor Center Bookstore.

Book signing events occur throughout the year and are free and open to the public.