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2019 News

Third Thursdays Offer Extended Hours, Exclusive Summer Programs

September 15, 2019

Third Thursdays bring extended hours and new programs to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center this summer, as the Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Foundation extend opportunities to visit and explore the park.
 
The Museum & Visitor Center extends its normal hours through Sept. and remains open until 8 p.m. on Third Thursdays each month. Final Third Thursdays programming for the season is on Sept. 19. In addition to more time to explore the museum and tour the battlefield with a licensed guide, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a line-up of new summer programming on Third Thursdays.
 
Thursday, September 19
Illuminated—A lights up look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama
Program 6:30-8 p.m.
Limited to 40 people. Adult ticket $20 (includes access to the film and museum).
A close-up, behind-the-scenes history of the 360-degree painting. Experience the sights and sounds of Pickett’s Charge and view the detail of the painting with the gallery lights on.
 
Fall Equinox Double-Decker Battlefield Bus Tour
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Bus departs the Museum & Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.
Adult ticket $35.
Celebrate the beginning of fall with this special sunset tour of the battlefield.

Fireside History & Hops
Twilight of the Blue & the Gray: The 1938 Reunion at Gettysburg
Program 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the patio (Refreshment Saloon if rain)

Join historian Christopher Gwinn as he explores the 75th anniversary reunion at Gettysburg and how this last gathering of old veterans continues to shape our understanding of the Civil War.
Something Wicked Brewery will feature two beers on tap. Beer service begins at 5:30 p.m. on the patio (Refreshment Saloon if rain).
The program is free of charge. There is a charge for beverages.
 
Purchase tickets for Third Thursdays exclusive programs and make reservations for tours and events online or by calling 877-874-2478 or 717-334-2436.

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