ALERT: The Taneytown Road Entrance to the Museum & Visitor Center is currently closed for rehabilitation. Detour information is available for entering the complex at the Baltimore Pike Entrance. Learn more.

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.

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.


An Evening with the Painting

Museum & Visitor Center
Ford Education Center | Gettysburg Cyclorama Platform
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 | 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 2023 | 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, April 15, 2023 | 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, May 27, 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.

History Kids

Reading Adventures Club

Winter Reading Adventures Program Series
Presented by Gettysburg National Military Park

Museum & Visitor Center | Theater
Saturdays, Jan. 7–Feb. 25, 2023 | 11-11:45 a.m.

The Superheroes of History​ theme features a new children's book each weekend, focusing on such famous people as Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Jane Goodall, Neil Armstrong and others. Each week's book reading will also include either an indoor or outdoor family-led adventure related to the book.

Designed for children ages 4-10 and their families.

Photo credit: NPS

Gettysburg Cyclorama: Lights Up

Historic Painting in a Different Light

Museum & Visitor Center
Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb. 7-8, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting in a different light, with a special presentation on the Cyclorama platform as part of the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience.

Featuring an introductory talk while in full light of the historic painting, you will gain an understanding of the history and scenes depicted in the painting.

The traditional Cyclorama show included with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience will be available again beginning Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023.

Adams County Day

Museum & Visitor Center
Monday, Feb. 20, 2023 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Admission for Residents of Adams County, Pa.

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation invite Adams County Residents to enjoy free admission and Adams County highlights and treasures on Presidents Day, Feb. 20.

The Adams County Day offer includes the scene-setting film, A New Birth of Freedom, the sound and light show of the iconic Gettysburg Cyclorama and the 12-gallery Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War.

Adams County resident adult ticket holders will receive an Adams County Artifact Gallery Guide and the opportunity to enter and win a two-hour Licensed Battlefield Guide Car Tour.

Adams County residents, present your proof of residency (driver's license) at the Ticket Counter to obtain free admission tickets.

Double Decker Bus Tour

Departs the Museum & Visitor Center | 4 p.m.
Saturdays, April 22 & 29, 2023
Saturdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27 | Sunday, May 28, 2023

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

Limited to one tour on select Saturdays and some Sundays, the Double Decker Bus Tour departs the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

Double Decker Bus Tours* operate on select Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are now available for April and May dates.

*Available to be combined with the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience in the Value Package.