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JUL 18

Third Thursdays at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

Third Thursdays bring extended hours and new programs to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center for the spring and summer 2019 season, as the Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Foundation extend opportunities to visit and explore the park. The Museum & Visitor Center extends its normal hours and remains open until 8pm on the third Thursday of each month (May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19). In addition to more time to explore the museum and tour the battlefield with a Licensed Guide, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a line-up of new, exclusive summer programming on Third Thursdays.

Thursday, May 16 
Illuminated—A lights up look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama

Program 6:30-8pm
Limited to 40 people. Adult ticket $20 (also includes access to the film and museum).
A close-up, behind-the-scenes history of the 360-degree painting. Experience the sights and sounds of Pickett’s Charge and view the detail of the painting with the gallery lights on.
 
Museum Alive
Hours 6-7:45pm
Museum Experience Adult ticket $9.
Explore the museum at your own pace or join the Gettysburg National Military Park’s interpretive staff for hands-on experiences highlighting the original artifacts in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. Interpretive stops and discussion focus on history with relevance for today.
 
Thursday, June 20 
Illuminated—A lights up look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama

Program 6:30-8pm
Limited to 40 people. Adult ticket $20 (also includes access to the film and museum).
A close-up, behind-the-scenes history of the 360-degree painting. Experience the sights and sounds of Pickett’s Charge and view the detail of the painting with the gallery lights on.
 
Summer Solstice Double-Decker Battlefield Bus Tour
Bus departs the Museum & Visitor Center at 6:30pm
Adult ticket $35.
It’s (almost) the longest day of the year. Make the most of it with an evening bus tour of the battlefield.
 
Thursday, July 18 
Illuminated—A lights up look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama

Program 6:30-8pm
Limited to 40 people. Adult ticket $20 (includes access to the film and museum).
A close-up, behind-the-scenes history of the 360-degree painting. Experience the sights and sounds of Pickett’s Charge and view the detail of the painting with the gallery lights on.
 
Thursday, August 15
Illuminated—A lights up look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama

Program 6:30-8pm
Limited to 40 people. Adult ticket $20 (includes access to the film and museum).
A close-up, behind-the-scenes history of the 360-degree painting. Experience the sights and sounds of Pickett’s Charge and view the detail of the painting with the gallery lights on.
 
George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital—“The Rest of the Story”
Program 6-7:30pm
Buses depart the Museum & Visitor Center at 5:20pm and 5:40pm
Limited to 40 people. Adult ticket $10. Access to program via shuttle departing from the Museum & Visitor Center.
Join Licensed Battlefield Guides Richard Schroeder, M.D. and Fran Feyock, CRNA, as they review some of the figures at the Battle of Gettysburg and discuss medical descriptions and claims from the perspective of a 21st century Trauma Surgeon and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
 
Thursday, September 19 
Illuminated—A lights up look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama

Program 6:30-8pm
Limited to 40 people. Adult ticket $20 (includes access to the film and museum).
A close-up, behind-the-scenes history of the 360-degree painting. Experience the sights and sounds of Pickett’s Charge and view the detail of the painting with the gallery lights on.
 
Fall Equinox Double-Decker Battlefield Bus Tour
Bus departs the Museum & Visitor Center at 5:30pm
Adult ticket $35.
Celebrate the beginning of fall with this special sunset tour of the battlefield.

Visit GettysburgFoundation.org to purchase tickets for Third Thursday events happening May through September 2019.

Upcoming Event Dates

2019
  • JUL 18
  • AUG 15
  • SEP 19

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