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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. 

Seeing Differently

A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Nov. 7 - Dec. 31

Presented by the Josephine Herrick Project, "Seeing Differently" draws from the images of five veterans who visited Gettysburg for a photography workshop in September, 2019. 

In Gettysburg, the veterans worked with professional photographers to develop their skills and use cameras to explore a place that was both familiar and personal to each.

"Seeing Differently" shows how these veterans use photography to frame their own narrative, communicate it with others and often change one's perspective.

The exhibit is presented at no charge to visitors in the Museum & Visitor Center.

Encounters With History

March 21 | May 23

These monthly Encounters bring you closer to the stories, the people and the events surrounding the battle and its aftermath. From battlefield strategy to civilian life to early preservation efforts, Licensed Battlefield Guides will help you uncover the often hidden history inside Gettysburg.

First Corps Breakfast

Sunday, April 26, 2020
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

A special invitation to First Corp members: Join us for breakfast at the Museum & Visitor Center before traveling to the Josiah Benner Farm where the National Park Service has completed the restortion of the historic barn. The farm was the site of July 1,1863 clashes between Gen. Jubal Early's Confederate Division and the 17th Connecticut Infantry, and later served as a temporaty Confederate field hospital.

Watch for online registration as it becomes available. 

Heritage Trail Hike

May 9 & 10, 2020

This two-day event features a vigorous 15-mile hike across the battlefield following the Billy Yank and Johnny Reb trails. Along the way, learn about the battlefield, the monuments and the men who fought here from Licensed Battlefield Guide, Larry Korczyk. 

Watch for online registration opening soon.