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The Gettysburg Foundation partners with the National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park to preserve, protect and interpret, for this and future generations, the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, the Soldiers' National Cemetery and their commemorations.


Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center Third Thursdays Offer Extended Hours, Exclusive Summer Programs



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 June through Sept. and remains open until 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month (June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 and 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, June 20
Illuminated—A lights up look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama
Program 6:30-8 p.m.
Limited to 40 people. Adult ticket $20 (also 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.
 
Summer Solstice Double-Decker Battlefield Bus Tour
Bus departs the Museum & Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m.
Adult ticket $35.
It’s (almost) the longest day of the year. Make the most of it with an evening bus tour of the battlefield.
 
Thursday, July 18
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.
 
Thursday, August 15
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.
 
George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital—“The Rest of the Story”
Program 6-7:30 p.m.
Buses depart the Museum & Visitor Center at 5:20 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.
Limited to 40 people. Adult ticket $10. Access to program via shuttle departing from the Museum & Visitor Center.
Join Licensed Battlefield Guides Richard Schroeder, M.D. and Fran Feyock, CRNA, as they review some of the figures at the Battle of Gettysburg and discuss medical descriptions and claims from the perspective of a 21st century Trauma Surgeon and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
 
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
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.
 
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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