Special Events

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our Gettysburg community of guests, staff and volunteers is our priority.

While we are taking extra precautions to help keep you safe, exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. We cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.


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.

Gettysburg Gift Certificates

Share Gettysburg with your history enthusiast.

Give the experience. Give the history. Give the Gift of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg Foundation Gift Certificates are the perfect way to share the Gettysburg experience with your friends and family.

Available in any amount, certificates can be redeemed online, by phone or on site.

Remembrance Day Illumination

Nov. 21, 2020, 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Held in commemoration of the Gettysburg Soldiers' National Cemetery dedication in Nov. 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. 

Remembrance Day Illumination is free and open to the public.

(Event subject to weather)

Encounters With History

Dec. 5 SOLD OUT March 20, 2021

These monthly Encounters bring you closer to the stories, the people and the events surrounding the battle and its aftermath. From battlefield strategy to civilian life to early preservation efforts, Licensed Battlefield Guides will help you uncover the often hidden history inside Gettysburg.

March 20, 2021

In Their Own Words 
with Licensed Battlefield Guide Darryl Roberts
Using diaries and other primary sources, join us in tracing the lives of soldiers prior to their arrival in Gettysburg and their participation in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Museum Bookstore Events

Canceled for the remainder of 2020.
Check back for the 2021 schedule.

Your favorite Civil War authors sign copies of their classic books and latest works at the Museum & Visitor Center Bookstore.

Book signing events occur throughout the year and are free and open to the public.