Plan Your Gettysburg Trip

  CLOSE TRIP PLANNER  

JUN 10

The Living and The Dead Ranger Programs

Gettysburg National Military Park's free summer interpretive program series begins on June 6 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, care of the wounded, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the experiences of civilians and much more. There are a host of new and exciting offerings this summer. The interpretive series runs through August 16.

The following ranger programs reveal the human cost and significance of the Battle of Gettysburg.

  • LINCOLN and THE SOLDIERS' NATIONAL CEMETERY (40 minutes) Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Meet at the Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery, daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • CARE OF THE WOUNDED (1 hour) Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. Meet at Ranger Program Site 2 behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 3:00 p.m.
  • 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, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 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 Lincoln Train Station on Carlisle Street near the Majestic Theater. Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. (Metered parking in Gettysburg is free on Sundays.)

Gettysburg National Military Park is a unit of the National Park Service that preserves and protects the resources associated with the Battle of Gettysburg and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, and provides an understanding of the events that occurred there within the context of American history. For a complete listing of all of the free summer ranger programs, please visit our website or pick up the Today in the Park planning guide available at the Park Service information desk inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg.

Upcoming Event Dates

2017
  • JUN 10
  • JUN 11
  • JUN 12
  • JUN 13
  • JUN 14
  • JUN 15
  • JUN 16
  • JUN 17
  • JUN 18
  • JUN 19
  • JUN 20
  • JUN 21
  • JUN 22
  • JUN 23
  • JUN 24
  • JUN 25
  • JUN 26
  • JUN 27
  • JUN 28
  • JUN 29
  • JUN 30
  • JUL 1
  • JUL 2
  • JUL 3
  • JUL 4
  • JUL 5
  • JUL 6
  • JUL 7
  • JUL 8
  • JUL 9
  • JUL 10
  • JUL 11
  • JUL 12
  • JUL 13
  • JUL 14
  • JUL 15
  • JUL 16
  • JUL 17
  • JUL 18
  • JUL 19
  • JUL 20
  • JUL 21
  • JUL 22
  • JUL 23
  • JUL 24
  • JUL 25
  • JUL 26
  • JUL 27
  • JUL 28
  • JUL 29
  • JUL 30
  • JUL 31
  • AUG 1
  • AUG 2
  • AUG 3
  • AUG 4
  • AUG 5
  • AUG 6
  • AUG 7
  • AUG 8
  • AUG 9
  • AUG 10
  • AUG 11
  • AUG 12
  • AUG 13

Explore what's nearby

  • Things to Do
  • Places to Eat
  • Places to Stay

View full map

Get the Gettysburg, Pa Travel Planner

Check out our Travel Planner online or have us send you one. Have an immediate question? Call us at 1.800.337.5015

Get the Planner

Free Destination Gettysburg Planning Guide

Events Calendar

Check out our unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater, & concerts.

View Calendar