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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.


The George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital Open for the Summer Season, June 2019



Visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have an opportunity to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the 2019 summer season. The historic site, open for visitors Friday-Sunday, through Aug 11, is only accessible via shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center. The shuttle bus travels to and from the Museum & Visitor Center three times each hour, beginning at 10 a.m. with the final shuttle returning to the Museum & Visitor Center at 3:20 p.m.
 
Daily programs are offered. Special programs are offered some weekends at 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of the restored historic barn. Civil War era encampments are on site. Living historians from across the U.S. camp at the farm and provide visitors a glimpse of what happened there in 1863.
 
June 2019 Daily (Fri.-Sun.) Programs:
 
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
The Spangler Farm in 1863
 
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm
 
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
The Spangler Farm in 1863
 
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

 
June 2019 Special Programs:
Lower level of the restored historic barn at 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 22 - Civil War Burial: Firsthand accounts of burial, disinterment, identification of the dead, embalming and transport.
  • Saturday, June 29 - Medicine of the 1860’s: Medicines and medical procedures of the era.

June 2019 Living History Encampments:
  • June 21-23 - Blue & Gray Hospital Association: Civil War living history organization teaches Civil War medicine: caregivers, medical staff, orderlies, ambulance corpsman, and the civilians nurses and field relief roles.
  • June 28-30 - 17th Corps Field Hospital: Exhibits and demonstrations of Union Civil War medicine includes pill making, nursing, nutrition, medicines, medical instruments including a pocket and capital amputation kit, and daily sick call illnesses.
Visitors have the opportunity to purchase a single ticket to the historic site, or they can shuttle to the site free (upon request) with the purchase of a ticket to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience at the Museum & Visitor Center. For tickets, visit GettysburgFoundation.org or call 877-874-2478.
 
Visit GettysburgFoundation.org for information and reservations for tours, events and programs offered by the Gettysburg Foundation.

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