Category Archives: Interpretive Programs

“Who Will You Follow?” – Pickett’s Charge and the Story of the Common Soldier: The Results

Last week we asked you to take part in an experiment. And hundreds of you did. We asked the readers of this blog, and our friends on Facebook, to help us shape one of our anniversary Battle Walks by selecting … Continue reading

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Ranger programs at Gettysburg begin June 7

From June 7 through August ­­10, Gettysburg National Military Park will offer a variety of free ranger guided programs that explore the Battle of Gettysburg, care of the wounded, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the monuments of … Continue reading

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“Killed at Spotsylvania”

After an all-night march, Union soldiers of Maj. Gen. Gouvernor Warren’s 5th Corps arrived not far from Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia on May 8th, 1864. The men were exhausted and bloodied, having trudged through the night and having for the previous two … Continue reading

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Memories of the 150th – The Last March of the Iron Brigade

    There is a tendency at Gettysburg National Military Park when we finish a major project or complete a special event to immediately begin to think about and plan for the next project or event that is on the horizon. … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150th – July 2 Battlefield Experience Programs

    Captain Samuel R. Johnston was an imposing man in his time. He stood 6 feet 2 ½ inches in height with a dark complexion, hazel eyes and dark hair. Before the war he worked as a civil engineer in … Continue reading

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Special 150th Gettysburg Battle Anniversary Junior Ranger Patch Available March 1

Beginning March 1st, young visitors to Gettysburg National Military Park can earn a special 150th anniversary Junior Ranger patch by completing activities in the Junior Ranger activity book.  This is an opportunity for our young visitors to have fun while … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: What’s in Store for the 150th? – Update

The following is a freshly updated list of special events and programs at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.  This includes many commemorative programs and events for the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg and President Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the Civil War 150th

Registration is now open for this March 14-16, 2013, conference sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park in partnership with the Civil War Institute.  “The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th” will: Bring together a diverse assortment of scholars, public historians, … Continue reading

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Go with a Licensed Battlefield Guide

Here at Gettysburg National Military Park we frequently get asked: “What is the best way to see the battlefield?”  Our answer is simple:  “With a Licensed Battlefield Guide!”  Since we are experiencing increases in visitation this year and expect even … Continue reading

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Anniversary Programs Take Shape For 2013

Many exciting events and programs are being planned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in 2013.  This is an early look at the current slate of Gettysburg National Military Park events.  … Continue reading

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