Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
It's that time of the year when Gettysburg works to give back to our reenactors who help bring history to life. Please go to www.reenactorappreciationweekend.com to see the discounts and offerings that we have put together for you for this weekend. The ONLY event requiring payment is the Afternoon Tea, our sponsors are paying for all other events as a thank you. We will continue to add stores, hotels and restaurants that are offering discounts throughout the coming weeks.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, March 10:
4:00pm-7:00pm - All registered reenactors please join us at a local Irish eatery to receive your discount card for the weekend and your welcome packet.
6:00pm-7:00pm - Complimentary ghost tour with Gettysburg Ghost Tours. See what all the talk is about, and do it for free! Space is limited.
7:00pm-10:00pm - Join actor Patrick Falco, who portrayed A.P. Hill, for a special viewing of the Movie Gettysburg (1993). Gain valuable insights and information from the man who was the chief historian to Ron Maxwell during the entire process of making the film. Space is limited.
Saturday, March 11:
10:00am-6:00pm - All registered reenactors please join us at Regimental Quartermaster to receive your discount card for the weekend and your welcome packet.
9:00am-10:15pm - Learn about the construction and restoration of antique parasols at the Tillie Pierce House Inn. Please bring your antique parasols if you wish to have them restored to full working order.
10:30am-12:00pm - Learn the basics of dating mid-19th century photographic images as well as identifying the process used and how to glean and interpret material culture information at the Gettysburg Heritage Center.
1:00pm-2:30pm - Tour the most infamous hallowed grounds with Licensed Battlefield Guide Jim Pangborn as he recounts the Battle of Pickett's Charge. This is a walking tour from the Confederate to Union lines. Meet at the Virginia Monument. Space is limited.
1:00pm-3:00pm - Join Elizabeth Thorne, Tillie Pierce, Sammy Bueller and other historical ladies to celebrate Tillie Pierce's birthday and the history of Gettysburg's prominent women. Enjoy the discussion, stay for the tea and refreshments at the Comfort Suites. $30/per person.
3:30pm-5:00pm - Join world-renowned author Christine Trent for a presentation on early-Victorian funerals, followed by a book signing by the author at the Tillie Pierce House Inn. Space is limited.
7:00pm-11:00pm - Enjoy an evening of music and conversation in a true Victorian social gathering. Bring your musical instruments and join in at the jam session. Includes light appetizers at the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg. Space is limited. Cash bar available.
Sunday, March 12:
10:00am-11:30am - Join in a detailed and interesting discussion on the telegraph systems utilized during the 1860s with Larry Loyko at the Tillie Pierce House Inn. Space is limited.
10:00am-11:30am - Attend the Gettysburg Sunday service at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. This year's Victorian Services will be led by Chaplain Rene' Kinard and his wife Rommi. Their energy and joyous sermon will help propel you into a wonderful year
Various Gettysburg Locations
49 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325