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GETTYSBURG - Gettysburg National Military Park will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3 with a variety of guided walks and talks that discuss, explore, and reflect on this important chapter in our nation’s history.
Visitors are invited to join park rangers and licensed battlefield guides as they follow in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought at Gettysburg. Battle walks and “real time” programs on the battlefield follow the battle action, moment-by-moment, reflecting on the significance, meaning and legacy of the battle fought more than a century and a half ago.
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1-3, 1863.
Sacred Trust Talks and book signings will also be held July 1-3 and will feature renowned authors, historians, and National Park Service Rangers who discuss the impact of the American Civil War on contemporary politics, industry, medicine and culture.
Family activities and a “Hands on History” station will be available at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Discover original and reproduction items and artifacts from the battle with hourly special guest appearances called “Mystery History Guest," and “Join the Army” programs to learn more about the people involved in, and affected by, the Battle of Gettysburg.
All programs are free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to wear proper foot and headgear and carry water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Begin your visit to Gettysburg at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg.
For complete descriptions of all battle anniversary events with times and locations, visit www.nps.gov/gett . For questions by phone call 717-334-1124 x 8023.