ALERT: Due to effects and power outages from Saturday’s storms, the Eisenhower home is closed. Shuttle buses continue operating for visitors to tour the grounds during this time. Learn more. Purchase shuttle tickets.

ALERT: Due to Saturday’s storms, the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital is closed Sunday-Monday, July 3-4, 2022.

ALERT: Due to Saturday’s storms, debris and hazardous trees, Wright and Howe Avenues are closed. All other park roads are open. For updates, visit nps.gov/gett.

Special Events

Now Open

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

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

 

 

 

 

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.

New Temporary Exhibit

A Rough Coarse Life:
The World of the Civil War Soldier

NOW OPEN

Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

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.

An Evening with the Painting

Saturday, July 9, 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 6, 5 p.m.
View the Complete 2022 Program Schedule

Join us 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.

Courtyard Stories

Children of Gettysburg 1863
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg

July 21 & Aug. 18, 2022
2-4 p.m.

Living historian Eileen Hoover presents Courtyard Stories: The Children of Gettysburg, 1863.

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.

Pajama Storytime Around the Campfire

An Adams County Library Event Co-sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation

Children of Gettysburg 1863
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg

Tuesdays, July 19 & Aug. 16 2022
6:30-7 p.m.

Storytime for all ages | Books for grades K-1

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.

Daisy N. Motts Mommy & Me

NEW Summer Program Series
at Children of Gettysburg 1863
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 7 - Aug. 14, 2022
10 a.m. - Noon or 2-4 p.m.

View the Complete 2022 Summer Program Series Schedule

Children/youth ages 8-12 with mothers/caregivers are invited to experience an in-depth introduction and create historical fiber arts during the summer season.

Historical fiber art creation includes multiple sessions to learn and create your own work of fiber art. Choose sessions in hand quilting, embroidery, beading and sewing fabric dolls.

Space is limited and free registrations are accepted first-come, first-served.

Eisenhower Home Tours

Now Open

Thursdays - Mondays | 10 a.m - 5 p.m.
Access via shuttles from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
Timed shuttle tickets required

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.

No home tours or shuttle service will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Timed shuttle tickets required Thursdays through Mondays.

Children of Gettysburg 1863

Now Open | Gettysburg's All-NEW Interactive Adventure for Young Historians

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.

Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight

Introductory Exhibit | Featured in the Museum Lobby

Inspired by the life and career of General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight is 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.

The exhibit spotlight is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Pritzker Military Foundation, on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library

AbsoluteURL: https://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/exhibits-tours-events/special-events