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. New parking measures will be in effect starting April 1. View new parking information and map.

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.


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.


Ticket to
the Past

Unforgettable Journeys

Gettysburg Foundation presents

new Virtual Reality Experience in the
historic Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad StationTM

Spring Hours: Now Open Thursday-Tuesday

Special offer when combined with your Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

Eisenhower Home Tours

Eisenhower National Historic Site
250 Eisenhower Farm Lane, Gettysburg
Tours of the home resume April 1, 2023
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.

Spring & Summer Schedule:
April Home Tours | Friday-Sunday
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
May Home Tours | Thursday-Sunday
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Special Memorial Day Tours | Monday, May 29
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.

First Friday

Children of Gettysburg 1863®
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg
Friday, April 7, 2023 | Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Join us for First Friday events in downtown Gettysburg, sponsored by Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association (GARMA). Visit GARMA online to learn more about the First Friday event.

The April 7 event is themed Hop Into Spring with an Egg Hunt at participating businesses. Visitors to Children of Gettysburg 1863® on First Friday can continue your egg hunt here as you experience history in our interactive exhibits.

Tickets are required for the children's history museum adventure. Children/youth (ages 12 and younger) receive free admision tickets with a ticketed adult.

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
Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2023
Saturdays, July 1, 2, 15, 22 & 29, 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 Sunday, May 28, the Double Decker Bus Tour departs the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center at 4 p.m. Additional tour times of 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. are offered on April 22.*

Double Decker Bus Tours** operate on select Saturdays and Sunday, May 28. Tickets are now available for select dates in April, May, June and July.

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

Camp Side Used Book Sale

Children of Gettysburg 1863®
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg
Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Side Yard | Free and open to the public

Fill the spaces of your bookshelf with some of the many Civil War titles available at this spring book sale. Used books covering all aspects of the American Civil War will be on sale at discounted prices one day only.

Proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Gettysburg Foundation's education mission and help support the children's history museum and Friends of Gettysburg member events.

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

Civil War Medicine Symposium

Co-sponsored and presented by the Blue & Gray Hospital Association and the Gettysburg Foundation
Museum & Visitor Center | Ford Education Center
Saturday, May 6, 2023
8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | Check in 7:45 a.m.

Join us for the 2nd annual symposium event, covering various topics on Civil War medicine and its importance in the overall study of the American Civil War. Learn about the fight that took place behind the lines—the struggle to save lives. Hear talks and presentations on 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.

Members of the Blue & Gray Hospital Association and the Friends of Gettysburg receive a special discount.

  • Friends of Gettysburg member discount will be applied in the cart when logged in to your member account. Choose the Make Your Reservation button below to proceed.
  • Blue & Gray Hospital Association members, click here to make your reservations.

Reservations required for both in-person and virtual attendance options. Reservations close April 28, 2023.

Family Day at Spangler

George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital
488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg
Saturday, May 27, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Save the date and join us for a free day of history and exploration at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital.

Family Day features living historians, the Blue & Gray Hospital Association, local favorites and family-friendly programming and activities.

Guns of Gettysburg

Presented by the Civil War Dance Foundation
Museum & Visitor Center | Group Lobby
Monday, May 29, 2023 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The Ordnance Detachment of the Civil War Dance Foundation features their unique display of pre-war weapons that were in the arsenals when the war began, U.S. Rifle-Musket series, imported arms, some of the new breechloaders used for the first time in the war, and handguns and edged weapons

Historians in period attire will explain to guests the weapons and technology of the war, including various breechloaders, the Maynard tape and pellet priming systems, and pinfire and rimfire cartridges. Historians will also tell the story of the role of women and children in manufacturing ammunition.

Sacred Trust

Talks & Book Signings

Museum & Visitor Center
Saturday-Monday, July 1-3, 2023
Free and open to the public
Program schedule to be announced

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Sacred Trust 2023 Talks & Book Signings event during the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Check back and follow our social media channels this spring/summer for upcoming announcements on programs, presenters, topics and authors to be featured during this commemorative event.