ALERT: The Taneytown Road Entrance to the Museum & Visitor Center is closed for rehabilitation. Detour is in place to enter at the Baltimore Pike Entrance. Learn more. Temporary parking is now in effect. View new parking information and map. Allow additional time to navigate from parking lots to the building.

ALERT: Little Round Top is now closed to all visitation for rehabilitation. Learn more.

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


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, the Gettysburg battlefield and our historic sites and experiences.

Enhance your visit by adding our special events to your itinerary while you explore Gettysburg with us.


Additional Special Events





The official start to your visit.

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 purchase tickets to explore more of Gettysburg's historic sites and experiences—all through the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.


An Evening with the Painting

Museum & Visitor Center
Ford Education Center | Gettysburg Cyclorama Platform
Saturday, June 24, 2023 | 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023 | 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023 | 5-7 p.m.

Join us on the Cyclorama platform for an exclusive after-hours, close-up look at the iconic 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.

Learn more and view the complete 2023 program schedule.

Eisenhower Home Tours

Eisenhower National Historic Site
250 Eisenhower Farm Lane, Gettysburg
Eisenhower home tours | Ranger programs
General visitor parking & accessible parking available
Grounds open sunrse to sunset

Visit the home and farm of our 34th President Dwight D. and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. New for 2023: Individuals, families and groups fewer than 20 no longer need advance reservations or tickets and may now drive directly to the farm for free tours. Groups of 20 or more, call Guest Relations, 877-874-2478 or 717-334-2436, to make group reservations.

Summer Schedule:
June 1 to Aug. 13 Home Tours | Thursday-Monday
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
June 1 to Aug. 13 Ranger Programs with Tours of the Grounds
Thursday-Monday | 9:30-10:15 a.m. | Begin near gravel parking

Tours of the home are offered on a first come, first served basis to the first 40 visitors during each tour time. Due to tight turns and cattle guards, no oversized vehicles (RVs, campers, trailers, coach buses, etc.) permitted.

History. Live.

George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital
Summer Season | June 9-Aug. 13, 2023
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m
Access via shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center

Explore the best surviving example of a corps-level field hospital from the Battle of Gettysburg, featuring:


Walk the grounds, hear the stories and feel the emotions at this historic site forever changed by battle. Meticulously renovated, the site features restored, original buildings from the 1863 battle.

Timed shuttle and admission ticket free with your purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket at the Museum & Visitor Center or with your Friends of Gettysburg membershp. Single timed shuttle and admission tickets also available to purchase.

The Bigger Problem for the Soldiers

Presented by Rick Schroeder and Fran Feyock

George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital
488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg
Thursday, June 15, 2023
6 p.m. | Gate opens at 5:30 p.m.

Join retired healthcare professionals and Licensed Battlefield Guides Rick Schroeder and Fran Feyock as they explore Civil War era medicine focused on diseases in the American Civil War. Featuring an in-depth discussion of the medical issues soldiers faced beyond the trauma of battle, as twice as many soldiers died of disease than of battlefield wounds. Rick and Fran will discuss diseases such as pneumonia, consumption, dysentery, measles, malaria and others that Civil War soldiers faced in the midst of the war.

The gate will open at 5:30 p.m. for ticket holders to explore the meticulously renovated and restored original buildings at the historic site. Parking is available on-site for ticket holders to drive to the event. Tickets are required in advance.

Mommy & Me

Summer Program Series

Children of Gettysburg 1863®
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 20 through Aug. 10, 2023
10 a.m.-Noon | 1-3 p.m.
Inside Museum | Free with Museum Ticket

Local historians with Danza Antiqua present a series of historical art activities enjoyed by children and adults during the Civil War era. View demonstrations. Interact with the artists. Try some of the practical activities available each day. Learn the history of each fiber art and its traditional methods. Take information with you to continue the featured art forms at home.


Best for children/youth ages 8-12 along with their parent/guardian/caregiver. Space is limited during each session. Registration is not required.

Sacred Trust 2023

Talks & Book Signings

Museum & Visitor Center
Kickoff | Friday, June 30, 2023 | 7 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, July 1-3, 2023

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the annual Sacred Trust Talks & Book Signings event commemorating  the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Kickoff: "Marching Still: A Musical Tribute to Civil War Poetry" performance Friday, June 30 in the Kinsley Theater

New this year: "A Sacerd Trust Evening: Provisions & Civil War History" featured Saturday, July 1 in the Refreshment Saloon - Now accepting dinner reservations (required in advance).

Check back to our website to obtain free public tickets mid-June for the evening talks.

Carlisle Brass Band Concert

Free Open-air Concert

George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital
488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg
Friday, July 14, 2023
6 p.m. | Gate opens at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy the Carlisle Brass Band in concert performing brass band music and sharing 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 drive directly to the property and park on-site. The gate will open at 5:30 p.m. for visitors to explore the meticulously renovated and restored original buildings at the historic site.

Concert is weather permitting.

Children's Authors & Book Signings

Children of Gettysburg 1863®
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg
Saturday, July 29, 2023
11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Side Yard

Free and open to the public

Join local authors of children's books at the children's history museum for a book signing event. Enjoy various titles and topics that will take you on countless adventures and meet the authors. 

Shirl Knobloch | Leon Reed | Robert Jones | Alan Loewen | Linda Clark | Gina Giordano

Books will be available to purchase during the event.

The interactive children's history museum is open before, during and after the event. Tickets are currently free for children/youth (ages 0-12) with a ticketed adult (ages 13+).

Then & Now

Historical Tanning & Leather Works​

Children of Gettysburg 1863®
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023
10 a.m.-Noon | Free and open to the public

In 1863, John Rupp owned and operated a tannery on this property—now home to the children's history museum in the historic Rupp House. Join Eric Mohney with Von Dettum and Company in the side yard and learn about the historical tanning industry and leather working.

Tickets are required for the interactive children’s history museum adventure. Children and youth (ages 0-12) receive free admission tickets with a ticketed adult.

Civil War Historical Impressions

Children of Gettysburg 1863®
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg
Sept. 16-17 & Nov. 17-19, 2023
Saturdays & Sundays | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Side Yard | Free and open to the public

History comes alive as you interact with living historians in their Civil War encampments.

Civil War Historical Impressions, Sept. 16-17: Living historians portray Union and Confederate soldiers, generals, surgeons and Gettysburg civilians.

Allegheny Volunteer Guard, Nov. 17-19: A company-sized unit of infantrymen, the common soldier, camp life and experiences on campaign or in combat.

Outdoor encampments with living history are subject to favorable weather conditions.

Tickets are required to experience the children's history museum adventure before or after your encampment visit. Children/Youth (ages 0-12) are currently free with purchase of an adult (ages 13+) ticket.