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The Official 150th Gettysburg Kick-Off Event

Friday, April 29, 2011 to Saturday, April 30, 2011

150th Event

You are invited to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with the official Gettysburg kick-off event. The launch event will feature the advancement of Union and Confederate troops into this historic town, followed by living history encampments at various locations throughout Gettysburg, reenactment skirmishes and a formal evening program.

The highlight of this event will be the firing of 150 cannon shots to salute the brave men and women who fought in the American Civil War.

All events are subject to change due to weather.

Friday, April 29

7:00-9:00 PM

 

Living History Encampments at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, PA Monument and Historic Gettysburg Train Station

7:00-8:00 PM

 

Gettysburg: Red Zone for the Underground Railroad at the GAR Building, 53 E. Middle St. – sponsored by Historic Gettysburg Adams County

7:00-9:00 PM

 

Candlelight Remembrance Tours – David Wills House, 8 Lincoln Square –

fee charged

7:30 PM

 

Meet the Generals at the Diamond – Generals Longstreet, Pickett, Reynolds, Lee, Grant Buford, Hooker and others

8:00 PM

 

Luminary on the Diamond (150) - Gettysburg Garden Club – on the Lincoln Square

8:30 PM

 

Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital at Christ Lutheran Church, 44 Chambersburg Street

10:00 PM

 

Taps – Lincoln Square

Saturday, April 30

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Living History Encampments at the Lutheran Theological Seminary and Pennsylvania Memorial

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Military Recruitment and demonstration at the Historic Gettysburg Train Station

11:00 AM

 

Skirmish: "Holding the Line" at the Lutheran Theological Seminary

12:00 – 2:00 PM

 

The African-American Experience at the Lutheran Theological Seminary

1:00 PM

 

Historic Church Walking Tours at the Presbyterian Church – Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore Street

2:30 PM

 

Historic Church Walking Tours at the Presbyterian Church – Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore Street

4:00 PM

 

Skirmish: "Defending Cemetery Heights" on Baltimore Street between South Street and High Street

6:00 PM

 

Musical Performance – 2nd South Carolina String Band at the Pennsylvania Memorial

7:00 PM

 

Kick Off Ceremony at the Pennsylvania Memorial - keynote speaker Matthew Pinsker and Cannonade. Parking available on site, rain location: GNMP Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike

7:00-9:00 PM

 

Candlelight Remembrance Tours – David Wills House, 9 Lincoln Square – fee charged

7:30 - 8:30 PM

 

Cannonade - 150 volley salute followed by Echo Taps – weather permitting

8:00 PM

 

Luminary in the Diamond (150) - Gettysburg Garden Club – Lincoln Square

10:00 PM

 

Taps – Lincoln Square


An official Gettysburg 150th Commemoration Event

Schedule and Locations Subject to Change.

Location Information
Gettysburg, PA
 
Contact Information
Phone: 717-334-6274