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The Civil War Experience

The story of the Civil War beyond the battlefield of Gettysburg

Friday, July 05, 2013 to Sunday, August 18, 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!  

CIVIL WAR SOLDIER (1 hour) Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Find out why they enlisted, why they fought, and what they endured during the four years of the American Civil War. Meet at the Ranger Program Site behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 2:00 P.M.

A VISIT TO THE PAST (45 minutes) Step back in time with costumed interpreters who portray men and women who witnessed and participated in the events of 1863 at Gettysburg. Programs offered daily at the Visitor Center or beginning at the Ranger Program sign at the National Cemetery Parking Lot between Steinwehr Avenue and Taneytown Road. Visitor Center Programs at Ranger Program Site 2- 10:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M.. Cemetery Parking Lot Programs at 11:30 A.M., 12:30 P.M. and 2:30 P.M..

EVENING CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS. Rangers present programs on a wide variety of topics on the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War. Campfire programs are held nightly at the park Amphitheater at Pitzer Woods, Auto Tour Stop 6, at 8:30 P.M. [No program on June 30]

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