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2019 News

Community Appreciation Day Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

October 11, 2019

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Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Foundation invite veterans and Adams County residents to a Community Appreciation Day on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. On four designated Community Appreciation Days each year, Adams County residents enjoy free admission to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. This fourth appreciation day of the year falls on Veterans Day, and U.S. military veterans will be admitted free of charge.

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center offers free admission to "A New Birth of Freedom" film, the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting with sound and light effects and the 12-gallery Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War.
Visitors can start with a film presentation of “A New Birth of Freedom”, immediately followed by the sound and light show on the spectacular 377-foot Gettysburg Cyclorama painting of Pickett’s Charge completed in 1884. Then visit the 12-gallery Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Veterans Day Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.―the last film and cyclorama show will begin at 4 p.m.

Local visitors should be prepared to show proof of Adams County residence, such as a driver’s license, to obtain tickets. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early.

David Wills House Delivers History & Preservation
The David Wills House is the home where President Lincoln stayed the night prior to delivering his Gettysburg Address. Located at 8 Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg, the David Wills House relates the story of Wills, Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, and offers a museum tour that includes seven galleries, two recreated rooms including the Lincoln bedroom, interactive stations, two films, an 1863 Gettysburg downtown diorama and a gift shop. Veterans Day Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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