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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. 

An Evening with the Painting

Oct. 12 | Nov. 22 | Nov. 23

Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, on the platform for an exclusive after-hours, close-up look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting.

Smithsonian Democracy Exhibit

July 20 - November 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

November 23, 2019

Held in commemoration of the Soldiers' National Cemetery dedication of Nov. 19, 1863, this solemn event features a luminary candle on each of the 3,512 Civil War soldier’s graves. Names of the fallen soldiers are read throughout the evening.

Remembrance Day Illumination is free and open to the public.