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Cost & Consequence of Gettysburg

Free Ranger programs that focus on Gettysburg after the battle

Saturday, June 08, 2013 to Saturday, June 29, 2013

Time: See listing for details

150th Event

Stay tuned to our park website, and Facebook page,, for updates or changes to the summer schedule, and during your visit be certain to pick up a copy of the park summer newspaper that lists all of your choices for programs, tours and other events of interest. Best of all, these ranger guided programs are free of charge!  

NATIONAL CEMETERY (40 minutes) Join a guided walk for a 40-minute program that explores the meaning and cost of the Battle of Gettysburg, and of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Meet at the Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery, Auto Tour Stop #16, daily at 11:00, 2:00 and 3:30.

CARE OF THE WOUNDED (1 hour) Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg.  Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and ultimately, how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies.  Meet at the Ranger Program Site behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 3:00 P.M.

NEW SUNSET ON CEMETERY RIDGE (1 hour) Join a Ranger to walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began.  Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory.  Meet at “Ranger Program Begins Here” sign in the National Cemetery Parking lot.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7:00 P.M.

LONG REMEMBERED (1 hour, 15 minutes) Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln.  This 75 minute program meets at the historic train station on Carlisle Street near the Majestic Theater. Sundays at 6 P.M. [Except June 30] Please note that metered parking in Gettysburg is free on Sundays.   

NEW THE GEORGE SPANGLER FARM – AN ARMY HOSPITAL AT WORK [1 hour] – The 156-acre George Spangler farm served as the Union army’s 11th Corps field hospital from July 1 to the first week in August.  Over 3,000 Union and Confederate wounded were treated here.  Recently preserved by the Gettysburg Foundation it stands as the finest example of a field hospital that exists on the Gettysburg battlefield.  Join a Ranger for a special program exploring this unique site and discovering how an army corps hospital functioned.  Friday at 1:30 P.M.  Access to the farm is by free shuttle bus from the Visitor Center.

Location Information
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1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA
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Phone: 717-334-1124 ext- 8023