Special Events

Go Prepared.

See the Film. Experience the Cylorama. Explore the Museum. Tour the Battlefield.


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.

Double Decker Bus Tour

July 31 at 4 p.m.
Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 4 p.m.

Sensational views and spectacular scenery await you on your afternoon battlefield tour aboard a double decker bus.

Limited to one tour each Saturday throughout July and August, the Double Decker Bus Tour departs the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

Combat Trauma Surgery

Combat Trauma Surgery at the George Spangler Farm
Injuries, Methods & Outcomes
6 p.m. | Friday, Aug. 27

Explore Combat Trauma Surgery in 1863 with retired Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Dr. Rick Schroeder and retired Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Fran Feyock for a special program at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27, at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital.

Fran and Rick will present a modern-day surgical case review of several of the soldiers from the Ron Kirkwood book, Too Much for Human Endurance.

Tickets available: $20 General Admission / $15 Friends of Gettysburg. Limited to 40 attendees. 

First Corps Event

Celebrating 200 Years: Clara Barton & Her Legacy
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 10 & 11, 2021
First Corps Members Exclusive

A special invitation to First Corps members: Join Jake Wynn, Director of Interpretation for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office and the Pry House Field Hospital Museum as we learn about the life and legacy of Civil War nurse, organizer and humanitarian, Clara Barton, during and after the war.
Photo: National Archives

For Score Trivia

Round 3 - Sept. 30, 2021

Register for Your Chance to be the next Civil War Trivia Champion

Round three of our challenging online trivia game, “For Score Trivia" is coming up on September 30.

Three lucky members will be chosen to “battle” as they test their knowledge on the Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War history and all things Gettysburg (the town and the Park).

The winner of this third round of trivia will move on to the next step for a chance to win a grand prize of a weekend stay at a historic home located in the heart of the Gettysburg National Military Park.

For your chance to participate, submit a donation of $10.  Additional chances are available for every $10 donated. Entries close on September 20.

The three contestants for the September 30 match will be drawn at random from all eligible entries.