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Gettysburg National Military Park / Eisenhower 2015 Calendar of Events

Detail from the Gettysburg Cyclorama (Scot Mingus photo)

Katie Lawhon of the National Park Service has announced the most current calendar of events at Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site for the remainder of 2015.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specifically mentioned.

MARCH 2015

March 28              Civil War park day at Gettysburg – Join volunteers from the Civil War Trust and Gettysburg National Military Park cutting brush on the slopes of Little Round Top to reveal historic terrain and original breastworks.  Space is limited and advance registration is required.  Contact: Jo Sanders at Gettysburg NMP, 717/ 334-1124 x3351 or by email at: Jo_Sanders@nps.gov.  For information about Park Day opportunities nationwide go to: www.civilwar.org/aboutus/events/park-day/

 

APRIL 2015

 

April 4-5                Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield – Through October.  Weekend living history encampments and firing demonstrations continue through October 25.  A complete schedule will be posted in March.  For additional information call 717-334-1124 ext. 3231, or go to www.nps.gov/gett.

April 18-19            Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  1st Pennsylvania Artillery. Battery F, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial, 28th Virginia Infantry. Programs at Pitzer Woods, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters on Little Round Top.  For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

MAY 2015

May 1-3                 Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  21st Georgia Infantry, Co A, Programs at Pitzer Woods. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

May 9                  World War I Day  A living history encampment featuring World War I soldiers and vintage vehicles.  Park rangers present programs on Eisenhower’s World War I experience at Camp Colt.  Saturday, 9-5. Included in site admission. For more information call 717-338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise.

 

May 9-10               Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  44th Georgia Infantry, Programs at Pitzer Woods, Guns of Gettysburg, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial (Saturday only).   For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

May 16-17             Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  1st Potomac Home Brigade, Programs at Spangler Spring. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

May 23-24             Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  21st Annual Memorial Day Weekend.  The U.S. Regular Infantry, Programs at General Meade’s Headquarters, 1st Pennsylvania Artillery, Battery D, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial, 10th Virginia Infantry-Southern Grays, Programs at Spangler Spring. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/.

May 30-31             Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield. 24th Virginia Infantry, Programs at Spangler Spring, 21st Georgia Infantry, Programs at Pitzer Woods. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

JUNE 2015

 

June 6                   D-Day Anniversary. Join a Park Ranger for a talk on Eisenhower and the Men of D-Day.  World War II living historians portray a variety of soldiers and talk informally with visitors at Eisenhower National Historic Site.  Included in site admission. For more information call 717-338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise.

June 6                 Exploring Eisenhower Programs Join a park ranger at Eisenhower National Historic Site for 30 minute walks or talks offered daily.  Topics include Eisenhower’s military career, the Secret Service’s role in protecting the president, Eisenhower’s Presidency and the Eisenhower’s’ life in Gettysburg.  Programs offered daily through August 17 are included in Site admission.

 

June 6                   National Park Ranger walks, programs and family activities begin at Gettysburg National Military Park.  Programs offered daily through August 17.  Call for more information (717) 334-1124 ext. 8023. The schedule will be posted on www.nps.gov/gett.

 

June 6-7                Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.   119th New York Infantry, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial, 8th New Jersey Infantry, Programs at Spangler Spring. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

June 11               Hike with Ike – A weekly series of walking tours in downtown Gettysburg explores Eisenhower’s life in the community, on Thursdays through August 13. 7:15 p.m.  Meet the ranger at the Gettysburg College gates, at the corner of North Washington and Water Streets. Free.  Contact the site for more information (717) 338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise.

June 13                 Gettysburg National Military Park Brass Band Concert – The Wildcat Regimental Band will perform free at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center at 2:00PM and present an evening concert at the Pennsylvania Memorial at 5:00PM. These Programs are free. For additional Information call   717-334-1124 x8023 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/gett.

June 13-14           Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  9th Pennsylvania Reserves, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial, 10th Virginia-Southern Grays, Programs at Spangler Spring, Gettysburg Blue and Gray Reunions, Programs at the Angle (Saturday only). For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

June 20-21           Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  1st North Carolina Artillery, Programs at Pitzer Woods, 13th New Jersey Infantry, Programs at Spangler Spring. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

June 27-28           Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  20th Maine Infantry & 2nd United States Sharpshooters, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial, Federal Aid Station at General Meade’s Headquarters, 2nd Maryland Infantry, Programs at Pitzer Woods,                             23rd Virginia Infantry, Programs at Spangler Spring. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

JULY 2015

July 1- 4                Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary Programs – Special National Park Ranger guided walks, programs and family activities will be offered.  Free. For additional Information call 717-334-1124 x8023 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/gett.

July 3-5                 Sacred Trust talks and book signings – Historians, authors, National Park Service Rangers and others provide talks and book signings about Gettysburg and the Civil War. Topics encourage the general public, as well as students of the Civil War, to delve deeper into the nature of the conflict that divided our nation.  Free.  Events take place from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Co-sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation.

July 4-5                 Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  The Mifflin Guard, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial, Confederate Military Forces, Programs at Pitzer Woods. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

July 4-5                 Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  The Mifflin Guard, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial, Confederate Military Forces, Programs at Pitzer Woods. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

July 11-12             Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  Letcher’s Battery, C.S.A., Programs at Pitzer Woods, 6th New Hampshire Infantry, Programs at Spangler Spring. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

July 18-19             Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery B, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial, 2nd U.S. Cavalry, Co A, Programs at Pitzer Woods. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

July 25-26             Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  3rd Virginia & Prince Anne Grays, Programs at Meredith Avenue (McPherson Barn), 10th Virginia Sharpshooters, Programs at Spangler Spring. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

July 26–31            Eisenhower Academy A one-week institute for teachers covering Eisenhower’s foreign and domestic policy, 1950s popular culture and Eisenhower’s leadership.  Graduate credit or Pennsylvania Professional Education Credit is available.  Fee.  Contact the site for more information (717) 338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise.

AUGUST 2015

 

August 1-2            Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  124th New York Infantry, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial,  2nd U.S. Cavalry, Co H,  Programs at Pitzer Woods. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

August 8-9            Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  North Carolina State Troops, Programs at Pitzer Woods, 2nd U.S. Artillery,

Battery M, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

August 10             “Back to School”/Adams County Community Appreciation Day – The film, Cyclorama painting and museum exhibits at Gettysburg National Military Park are free to all residents of Adams County, Pa. for the day, as is the David Wills House. For additional information call 717-334-1124, or go to www.nps.gov/gett.

August 14-15       20th Annual Civil War Music Muster.   Free performances take place at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and the Dobbin House Courtyard, followed by a concert at the Pennsylvania Memorial in the early evening.  For more information call 717-338-4433 or 717-334-1124 x3251.

August 15-16       Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  Society of Civil War Surgeons, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial,                                4th Maryland & Stribling’s Batteries of Artillery, CSA. Programs at Pitzer Woods, 10th Virginia Infantry- Valley Guard, Programs at Spangler Spring. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

August 16             National Park Ranger Programs at Gettysburg National Military Park will continue through fall with a reduced schedule.

 

August 22-23       Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  The Liberty Grays, Programs at Pitzer Woods, 44th Georgia Infantry, Programs at Spangler Spring. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

August 29-30       Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  1st Tejas (Texas) Infantry, Programs at Pitzer Woods, 3rd U.S. Regular Infantry,

Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial.     For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Sept. 5-6               Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  Annual Labor Day Artillery Weekend. 1st Pennsylvania Artillery, Battery D.

Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial, 28th Virginia Infantry, Programs at Pitzer Woods. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

Sept. 12-13           Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  87th Pennsylvania Infantry, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial. 

For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

Sept. 19-20           World War II Weekend.  Join us for a living history encampment at the Eisenhower National Historic Site with Allied soldiers, a German camp, World War II jeeps and trucks, and USO Dance (off-site).  Programs are scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and included in site admission.  Shuttle service is available.  Weather permitting, on-site parking is also available this weekend only.  For more information contact the site 717-338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise.

 

Sept. 19-20           Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  1st North Carolina Artillery, Programs at Pitzer Woods, 69th New York Infantry, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

Sept. 26-27           Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  53rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/.

OCTOBER 2015

 

Oct. 3-4                  Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  2nd U.S. Sharpshooters, Programs at Pitzer Woods. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

Oct. 10-11             Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  26th North Carolina Infantry, Programs at Pitzer Woods, 150th New York Infantry, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

Oct. 17-18             Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  Ohio Valley Civil War Association, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial,

United States Sharpshooters on Little Round Top, Richmond Fayette Artillery, Maryland State Parks and South Mountain State Parks Programs at Pitzer Woods. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

Oct.24-25              Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  1st PA Artillery, Battery F, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/

 

Oct. 31- Nov. 1     Living  History on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  The Squabbler’s Mess, Programs at the Pennsylvania Memorial,   12th Alabama Infantry, Programs at Pitzer Woods. For more information call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023, or go to www.nps.gov/gett

NOVEMBER 2015

Nov. 11                  Veterans’ Day/Community Appreciation Day – The film, Cyclorama painting and museum exhibits at Gettysburg National Military Park are free to all military veterans all residents of Adams County, Pa. for the day, as is the David Wills House. For additional information call 717-334-1124, or go to www.nps.gov/gett.

 

Nov. 18                  Evening Open House at the David Wills House – Visit the place where President Abraham Lincoln spent the evening before the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in 1863. Tour David Wills’ office, where he oversaw the creation and dedication of Soldiers’ National Cemetery, and the room where Lincoln finished the Gettysburg Address. 8 Lincoln Square. Co-sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Free.  For additional information call 717-334-1124, or go to www.nps.gov/gett.

 

Nov. 19                  Dedication Day – 152nd Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address an annual observation with memorial services held annually in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. The program includes the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Soldier’s National Monument and a formal ceremony with a keynote speaker.  Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg College. For additional Information call 717-334-1124 x8023 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/gett.

 

Nov. 21                  Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies an annual event held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary.  A parade of Civil War living history groups begins at 1:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  For information call 717-259-6156 or go to www.suvcw.org.

Nov. 21                  12th Annual Remembrance Illumination, Soldiers’ National Cemetery.  Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. From 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. luminary candles will be placed on each Civil War grave as a testament to the sacrifices made here in 1863.  Free. For information call 717-338-1243 or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org.

DECEMBER 2015

Dec. 1-31              An Eisenhower Christmas – The Eisenhower home at the Eisenhower National Historic Site is decorated in the traditions of the Eisenhowers.  Some original decorations and Christmas cards will be on display; included in site admission.  .  Historic nativity scenes from the Eisenhower White House will be on display in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center lobby.  For more information call 717-338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise.

Dates and events are subject to change.  For more information contact:

Gettysburg National Military Park events contact 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett

Eisenhower National Historic Site events contact 717-338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise

Gettysburg Foundation events contact 717-339-2161 or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Destination Gettysburg – call 800-337-5015 or visit http://www.destinationgettysburg.comfor additional community events, attractions and accommodations.