Special Events

Go Prepared.

See the Film. Experience the Cylorama. Explore the Museum. Tour the Battlefield.


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.

Winter Lecture Programs

Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Museum & Visitor Center

National Park Service rangers and leading historians from across the country offer free one-hour talks exploring important aspects of the American Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg.

Tickets are free and available the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available at the Museum & Visitor Center theater podium beginning at 9 a.m.

An Evening with the Painting

March 28 | June 20 | July 25
Oct. 17Nov. 20 | Nov. 21 

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.

Aug. 22 - Art & The Battlefield

Join us for a special Evening with the Painting. Guests will tour the battlefield and focus on the artists and stories of the soldiers depicted on the beautiful monuments. The program concludes with an exclusive look at the “Battle of Gettysburg” Cyclorama.


Spring Muster

April 24 & 25, 2020

The annual Friends of Gettysburg spring seminar features a Friday evening program followed by a host of Saturday morning/afternoon options including battlefield walks with Licensed Battlefield Guides and history programs with leading Civil War historians.

Heritage Trail Hike

May 9 & 10, 2020

This two-day event features a vigorous 15-mile hike across the battlefield following the Billy Yank and Johnny Reb trails. Along the way, learn about the battlefield, the monuments and the men who fought here from Licensed Battlefield Guide, Larry Korczyk.