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Night at the Museum, 1863

The Battle of Gettysburg changed more lives than we could ever imagine. The events that took place in July of 1863, in a small town many people had never heard of, forever effected our nation's history. The Gettysburg Heritage Center museum will come to life with first-person accounts of the battle. You will hear stories such as how the townspeople reacted to the battle raging outside their front door - did they hide? Fight? Run? How did a woman, who lost her husband and son in battle, and left with nothing, find the strength to continue on? What did it mean for the soldiers who marched into battle, and survived? Or were captured as prisoners of war? 

These are the stories of the people who struggled, survived, and rebuilt not only a town, but a country. Throughout the museum, you will hear messages of courage and strength - that through dark there is light.  You will gain a better sense of what life was truly like for them during the war, and how they were ordinary people like us, who had to do extraordinary things!


  • Programs begin at 7pm. Please check in at the Gettysburg Heritage Center front desk 5-10 minutes prior to the program.
  • Families welcome! (Recommended ages: 6-106)
  • Cost is $15/adult & $12/child (ages 6-12)

2019 Program Dates:

  • October 5
  • October 19
  • November 2
  • November 16
  • December 7

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