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Special Events

Exhibits.
Encounters.
Illuminations.

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

Friends of Gettysburg Events

Friends of Gettysburg gain access and discounts to special and exclusive events and opportunities throughout the year. 

Civil War & Three Drinks

Oct. 25 | 6:30 p.m.

Join us as historian Chris Gwinn tells the stories - and shares the drinks - of three distinct cocktails connected to the Civil War at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 25 at the Museum & Visitor Center Refreshment Saloon.

In addition to sampling each drink, you'll enjoy a spread of heavy appetizers.

All program participants must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets: $40/ $35 for Friends and Recruits.

Smithsonian Democracy Exhibit

July 20 - Nov. 10, 2019

Inspired by the new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, "American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith," explores America's bold experiment in a government "of, by and for the people."

From the Smithsonian Institution, the exhibition features engaging multimedia experiences, immersive design and artifacts from the Smithsonian as well as the Gilder Lehrman Collection and Gettysburg National Military Park.

The exhibit is no additional charge with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket or a Museum Experience ticket.

Remembrance Day Illumination

Nov. 23, 2019

Held in commemoration of the Gettysburg Soldiers' National Cemetery dedication in Nov. 1863, this solemn event features a luminary candle on all of the 3,512 Civil War soldiers' graves. Names of the fallen soldiers are read throughout the evening. 

Remembrance Day Illumination is free and open to the public.

(Event subject to weather)