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Revisit, Reimagine Gettysburg
Reimagine Gettysburg as a blend of a massive battle, a place of solemn remembrance and an emblem of democracy. Revisit Gettysburg for an opportunity to reflect and gain inspiration from the battle, from the soldiers, from the civilians and from the history.
Revisit Gettysburg and share in the inspirational stories and sites you may have missed the first time or two.
It's time to Revisit Gettysburg.
Exhibits, Tours & Events
The battlefield is vast.
The names are legendary. The experience is humbling. Let us help you plan and prepare your Gettysburg visit.
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From the signature Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience to Battlefield Tours and National Park Service historic sites, your official Gettysburg visit starts here. Plan your visit, purchase tickets and get information on free events for a memorable — and historic — Gettysburg visit.
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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
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.
Additional Special Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience the hopes, hardships and human longings from the viewpoint of Civil War nurses in The Healing: Conversations Between Nurses North & South, a special evening program at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. The deeply moving portrayal is based on the journals and diaries of nurses who tended to the wounded of both North and South.
General admission tickets are required. The 90-minute program is limited to 40 attendees. The gate opens at 5:30 p.m. for ticket holders to explore the historic site. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m.
Join us in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center 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.
Interact with living historians with the Patriot Daughters of Lancaster in the side yard of the children's history museum. Learn about the original group’s mission to provide money, food, clothing, bandages and supplies for Union soldiers, as well as their efforts to provide supplies to military hospitals and volunteer as nurses in Gettysburg after the 1863 battle.
The living history presentations are free and open to the public.
Tickets are required to experience the adventure inside the children's history museum. Children/youth ages 12 and younger are free with a ticketed adult ages 13 and older.
Sensational summer views and spectacular scenery await you on your afternoon battlefield tour aboard a double decker bus. With a 360-degree view of the battlefield, you will gain a new perspective of the battle as your Licensed Battlefield Guide provides the narrative for this unique, insightful and visually stunning tour.
Limited to one tour each Saturday in September, as well as most Saturdays in October 2022, and Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, Double Decker Bus Tours depart the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center at 4 p.m. Several time choices are offered on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
An excellent opportunity to volunteer with our partner, Gettysburg National Military Park, we invite you to pre-register to help clear Devil's Den on National Public Lands Day. Gettysburg National Military Park is looking for 50 volunteers to help clear woody vegetation in anticipation of reopening the rehabilitated Devil's Den at the end of September 2022.
Registration is required in advance at no cost. Reserve your spot to participate in Devil's Den clean up. REGISTRATION CLOSED
Join us for a free day of history and exploration at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. Fall Family Day at Spangler features family-friendly programming and will be the last opportunity for the public to visit the historic site this year.
Living History | 19th Century Domestic Civilian Life | Historic Barn Preservation | Civilian & Spangler Family Stories | Local Favorite Mr. G's Old-fashioned Ice Cream
Visitors may drive directly to the property located at 488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg, and park on-site.
You are invited to an afternoon tea and fashion show at the NEW children’s history museum. Join us for victorian era fashion and tea.
Sample period food and family-friendly beverages while you are entertained by living historians in fashions of the Victorian and Civil War era. Both ladies and gentlemen attire for all ages will be presented.
Experience the social event of the season at Children of Gettysburg 1863. Formal attire is not required for guests but encouraged. Reservations are required in advance.
Join us for the inaugural symposium event. Covering various topics on Civil War medicine and its importance in the overall study of the American Civil War, you will learn about the fight that took place behind the lines—the struggle to save lives. Presentations offer details about the people who served as caregivers, the medical equipment used, disease impacts on the health of soldiers, field relief organizations and their roles, and more.
Both in-person and virtual attendance options are available. In-person attendance is limited to 25 attendees. In-person registration closes Oct. 9, 2022. Registration is required in advance by phone, 877-874-2478, or online.
Members of the Blue & Gray Hospital Association and the Friends of Gettysburg receive discounted rates. Blue & Gray Hospital Association members register online here.
Join us for a marvelous evening of dining and inspiration with a special tribute to Bob Kinsley.
Presentation of The Kinsley Award to the Officers and Crew of the USS Gettysburg
Featured Remarks by Susan Eisenhower
Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Gettysburg Foundation's mission of education and preservation.
Held in commemoration of the Gettysburg National Cemetery dedication in November 1863, this solemn event features a luminary candle on all of the 3,512 Civil War soldiers' graves. Names of the fallen soldiers are read throughout the evening.
Donate: Support the Gettysburg Foundation with a heartfelt donation to the Remembrance Illumination by sponsoring a candle in honor or memory of a loved one. Sponsorships will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.
Volunteer: Volunteers help set up candles, greet visitors at the entrance gates, read the names of the Civil War soldiers buried in the Gettysburg National Cemetery and clean up at the end of the event. Volunteer assignments are limited and will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. To request to volunteer, email email@example.com.
Remembrance Illumination is free and open to the public. (Event subject to weather conditions.)
Join us for Friends of Gettysburg events* throughout 2022.
The heart of the Gettysburg Foundation, our Friends' volunteer efforts and generous donations support the Foundation and the National Park Service in maintaining our mission of preservation and education.
Learn more about becoming a member of the Friends of Gettysburg. Help our mission, become part of history and enjoy exclusive invitations, program rates and discounts.
Join the Friends today. Make your reservations for Friends events.
*Select events are open to the public.
Step inside the railroad station where U.S. history was made. With virtual reality technology, journey back to 1863. Meet some unlikely train station occupants. Hear their stories. Discover the extraordinary impact the station made on their lives during and after the battle. Choose to follow the journey of one of the three historical figures featured in the experience.
Get a glimpse of our 16th President’s arrival to the station. Feel the impact of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Consider how it influences us today.
Your virtual reality journey through history awaits. All aboard!
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.
Inspired by the life and career of General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Eisenhower Exhibit Spotlight introduces you to President Eisenhower and prepares you for a tour of Eisenhower National Historic Site.
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.
Then, shuttlebus from the Museum & Visitor Center to Eisenhower National Historic Site to tour the only home owned by Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. Explore the grounds of the farm and property during your visit.
The exhibit spotlight is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Pritzker Military Foundation, on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.
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