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Programs for Young Visitors

Free Ranger Programs for Children

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!

JOIN THE ARMY! (1 hour) Children "enlist" in the army and learn something about what it meant to be a soldier in a Civil War regiment. This program is for children ages 6-12 only, and held outside of the Museum and Visitor Center. Sign up at the Visitor Center information desk. (Limited to 25 participants; a family program). Daily at 11:00 A.M.

JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM. This free family-oriented activity allows children (ages 5-13) to become Junior Rangers by completing an activity guide as they visit the park and museum. Ask for details and the program guide at the park information desk in the Visitor Center. (A family and small group program)

HANDS ON HISTORY CART. Each afternoon rangers bring out a different themed history cart in the Visitor Center, such as opportunities to load and “fire” a miniature cannon, dress up and drill like an infantryman or Gettysburg civilian, or learn the secret codes of the Signal Corps.  The emphasis is hands on activities that will appeal to the whole family.  Daily from approximately 1:30 to 3:00. 

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