155th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg ~ Special Events July 1, 2 & 3


155th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Join Park Rangers and Licensed Battlefield Guides during the 155th Anniversary for a series of free guided walks and talks that discuss, explore, and reflect on this important chapter in our nation’s history.

Daily Ranger Guided Programs: 
Sunday, July 1 - Tuesday, July 3

Battlefield in a Box: An Overview

Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

Care of the Wounded

Family Activities: Sunday, July 1 - Tuesday, July 3


During the 155th Anniversary children of all ages are encouraged to attend our special programs at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, as well as our Family History Hikes out on the battlefield. (Accompanying adults must remain with children at all times.)

Special Programs In and Around the Visitor Center

Mystery History Guest

Join the Army!

Civil War Storytime!

Family History Hikes (Saturday, June 30 - Tuesday, July 3)

Park Educators will lead these special hour-long programs just for children and their families. Follow in the footsteps of key units and leaders during fighting at Gettysburg and discover the amazing stories of real people who took part in the Battle of Gettysburg.

June 30 - Determination and the Civilians of Gettysburg

July 1 - Leadership and the 6th Wisconsin Infantry

July 2 - Courage and the 12th New Hampshire Infantry

July 3 - Pickett’s Charge!