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2022 News

Living History Encampment & Presentations at Children of Gettysburg 1863

July 20, 2022

On Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, 2022, visitors to the new interactive adventure for young historians can interact with living historians from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. We the People Living History Association will encamp in the side yard of Children of Gettysburg 1863, located at 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Guests can learn more about civilian life during the American Civil War and the impacts of the war on citizens’ daily lives. We the People Living History Association is a non-profit living historians group depicting civilian life in support of the war effort during the Civil War with an emphasis on the U.S. Sanitary Commission. The U.S. Sanitary Commission served as the focal point for civilian assistance to the miliary with volunteers advising on the physical and mental health of the military, assisting to organize military hospitals and camps, aiding in transportation of the wounded and distributing medical supplies, food and clothing through donations and fundraising activities.

The living history presentations in the side yard of Children of Gettysburg 1863 are free and open to the public.

Ticket holders to Children of Gettysburg 1863 can experience hands-on history through the stories of the children, teens and young adults who lived in and near Gettysburg during and after the 1863 battle. Designed for families and children (grades K-5), the interactive adventure takes families on a journey through galleries of interactive exhibits and experiences that provide a history-based setting for creativity, discovery and learning.

Children of Gettysburg 1863 is open daily in summer, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and offers adventures every 30 minutes, with the last daily ticket time at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for children and youth (ages 12 and younger) are free with a ticketed adult (ages 13 and older).

Visit or call 877-874-2478 for information and tickets for Children of Gettysburg 1863 and the experiences, exhibits, tours, historic sites and events offered by the Gettysburg Foundation.