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Revisit, Reimagine Gettysburg
Reimagine Gettysburg as a blend of a massive battle, a place of solemn remembrance and an emblem of democracy. Revisit Gettysburg for an opportunity to reflect and gain inspiration from the battle, from the soldiers, from the civilians and from the history.
Revisit Gettysburg and share in the inspirational stories and sites you may have missed the first time or two.
It's time to Revisit Gettysburg.
Exhibits, Tours & Events
The battlefield is vast.
The names are legendary. The experience is humbling. Let us help you plan and prepare your Gettysburg visit.
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From the signature Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience to Battlefield Tours and National Park Service historic sites, your official Gettysburg visit starts here. Plan your visit, purchase tickets and get information on free events for a memorable — and historic — Gettysburg visit.
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NEW Temporary Exhibit in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
A Rough Coarse Life: The World of the Civil War Soldier
Special events, unique opportunities and enlightening experiences await you at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, the Gettysburg battlefield and our historic sites and experiences.
Additional Special Events
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.
Artifacts, documents and works of art from the collections of Gettysburg National Military Park and the Civil War Museum of Philadelphia, offer a window into the lives, experiences and memories of those who struggled, suffered and survived a century and a half ago.
The new exhibit includes some artifacts never-before-seen on display.
Sensational summer 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 will 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 in August and September 2022 and Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, Double Decker Bus Tours depart the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center at 4 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing storytime in your pajamas around the campfire. Stories will be read and campfire songs will be sung at this outdoor event. Siblings and stuffed animals are welcome to attend.
In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be held inside. The event is free and open to the public.
The children's history museum is open prior to the event. Tickets are free for children/youth ages 0-12 with a ticketed adult.
Living historian Eileen Hoover presents Courtyard Stories: The Children of Gettysburg, 1863.
Join us at your leisure between 2 and 4 p.m. to hear first-hand accounts of some of the children of Gettysburg in 1863. You will learn more about Tillie Pierce, Albertus McCreary, Anna Garlach, Julia and Henry Jacobs, and Jennie Wade.
Courtyard Stories are free and open to the public.
Tickets are required for the children's history museum adventure. Children/Youth (ages 0-12) free with purchase of an adult (ages 13+) ticket.
The Carlisle Brass Band will perform brass band music in concert and share a repertoire of marches and patriotic selections.
Directed by Bernie Pitkin, the 30-member ensemble plays all-brass music in the British tradition of brass bands. The band has been performing music since 1900.
Bring your lawn chairs and gather in the side yard of the children's history museum to enjoy the open-air concert.
Event is weather permitting.
Hear the stories of the courageous work of these persevering and pioneering Americans, who saved many more lives than they lost.
Licensed Battlefield Guide Britt Isenberg will introduce you to the Civil War surgeons’ stories – giving voice to the more than a dozen surgeons who plied their trade at the George Spangler Farm over a one-month period in the summer of 1863. Gain insights into the surgeons’ experiences and perspectives while performing Civil War medicine during and after the battle.
General admission tickets for the program are $20. Friends of Gettysburg members receive a $5 discount. The 90-minute program is limited to 40 attendees. The gate opens at 5:30 p.m. for ticket holders to explore the historic site. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m.
Join us throughout the summer for Ranger-led hikes, walks and talks to explore the people and places that made history at Gettysburg.
Schedule subject to change without notice. Prepare for a variety of field conditions and wear clothing to match the forecast. Depending on your planned activities, have sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking boots and extra water with you. Park in designated locations only.
Experience the hopes, hardships and human longings from the viewpoint of Civil War nurses in The Healing: Conversations Between Nurses North & South, a special evening program at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. The deeply moving portrayal is based on the journals and diaries of nurses who tended to the wounded of both North and South.
Join us in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center 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.
You are invited to an afternoon tea and fashion show at the NEW children’s history museum. Join us for victorian era fashion and tea.
Sample period food and family-friendly beverages while you are entertained by living historians in fashions of the Victorian and Civil War era. Both ladies and gentlemen attire for all ages will be presented.
Experience the social event of the season at Children of Gettysburg 1863. Formal attire is not required for guests but encouraged. Reservations are required in advance.
Join us for the inaugural symposium event. Covering various topics on Civil War medicine and its importance in the overall study of the American Civil War, you will learn about the fight that took place behind the lines - the struggle to save lives. Presentations offer details about the people who served as caregivers, the medical equipment used, disease impacts on the health of soldiers, field relief organizations and their roles, and more.
Both in-person and virtual attendance options are available. In-person attendance is limited to 25 attendees. In-person registration closes Oct. 9, 2022. Registration is required in advance by phone, 877-874-2478, or online.
Members of the Blue & Gray Hospital Association and the Friends of Gettysburg receive discounted rates. Blue & Gray Hospital Association members register online here.
Join us for Friends of Gettysburg events* throughout 2022.
The heart of the Gettysburg Foundation, our Friends' volunteer efforts and generous donations support the Foundation and the National Park Service in maintaining our mission of preservation and education.
Learn more about becoming a member of the Friends of Gettysburg. Help our mission, become part of history and enjoy exclusive invitations, program rates and discounts.
Join the Friends today. Make your reservations for Friends events.
*Select events are open to the public.
Through Columbus Day weekend, visit Eisenhower National Historic Site for a tour of the Eisenhower home and grounds Thursdays through Mondays,10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Shuttles depart the Gettysburg National Military Park useum & Visitor Center hourly starting at 9:30 a.m. with the last shuttle at 3:30 p.m. Timed shuttle tickets required.
Step inside the railroad station where U.S. history was made. With virtual reality technology, journey back to 1863. Meet some unlikely train station occupants. Hear their stories. Discover the extraordinary impact the station made on their lives during and after the battle. Choose to follow the journey of one of the three historical figures featured in the experience.
Get a glimpse of our 16th President’s arrival to the station. Feel the impact of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Consider how it influences us today.
Your virtual reality journey through history awaits. All aboard!
Designed for young historians age K-5, the all-new, hands-on history exhibit brings to life the stories of Billy Bayly, Albertus McCreary, Sadie Bushman and other young residents of Gettysburg through first-hand accounts and active adventures.
Introduce the children in your life to Gettysburg and its significance while supporting a new generation of young learners on an interactive start to a lifetime of learning, inspiration and creativity.
Inspired by the life and career of General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight introduces you to President Eisenhower and prepares you for a tour of Eisenhower National Historic Site.
Located in the Museum Lobby at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, the introductory exhibit is available for visitors to enjoy at no charge.
Then, shuttlebus from the Museum & Visitor Center to Eisenhower National Historic Site to tour the only home owned by Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Explore the grounds of the farm and property during your visit.
The exhibit spotlight is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Pritzker Military Foundation, on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.
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Gettysburg Foundation Gift Certificates are the perfect way to share on any occasion the Gettysburg experience with your friends and family. Available in any amount, certificates can be purchased and redeemed online, by phone or on-site.