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2023 News

Special Opening and Story Time on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 1, 2023

The Gettysburg Foundation is pleased to offer local residents and visitors to Gettysburg a special opening of Children of Gettysburg 1863 on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Open noon until 5 p.m., Children of Gettysburg 1863 offers families a unique, interactive history experience. The children’s history museum will offer a special story time for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, with I Am Martin Luther King, Jr. written by Brad Meltzer to be read to families and visitors from 1-1:30 p.m. inside the museum.

The interactive adventure for young historians tells the engaging stories of children, teens and young adults who lived in the town of Gettysburg and the surrounding area during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Families have the opportunity to experience engaging first-hand accounts from a number of young residents from 1863 including William Bayly, Albertus McCreary, Sadie Bushman and Tillie Pierce.

During a visit to this interactive children's history museum, families are introduced to Gettysburg and its significance while supporting a new generation of young learners on an interactive start to a lifetime of learning, inspiration and creativity. Families can enjoy the story time on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at 1 p.m. and experience the museum adventure before or after the book reading. The story time is free and open to the public.

The Children of Gettysburg 1863 experience currently offers free admission for children/youth ages 12 and younger when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets are available by calling 717-334-2436, online, at the Ticket Counter inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and on-site at Children of Gettysburg 1863 located at 451 Baltimore Street in downtown Gettysburg, Pa.

Children of Gettysburg 1863 will resume its regular winter hours of Thursday through Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023.

Visit for information and reservations for experiences, tours, special events and programs offered by the Gettysburg Foundation.