Special Events
What you'll find here: A listing of some of the current and upcoming events in Gettysburg and Adams County.

 

This page last updated June 26, 2017
June 2017-
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Day Date Time Name of Event Description Where Phone Comments
  1 - 30 All Day Dine at

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Mon 26 See Description The Living and The Dead Ranger Programs Gettysburg National Military Park's free summer interpretive program series begins on June 6 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, care of the wounded, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the experiences of civilians and much more. There are a host of new and exciting offerings this summer. The interpretive series runs through August 16. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 The following ranger programs reveal the human cost and significance of the Battle of Gettysburg.

LINCOLN and THE SOLDIERS' NATIONAL CEMETERY (40 minutes) Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Meet at the Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery, daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

CARE OF THE WOUNDED (1 hour) Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they
were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. Meet at Ranger Program Site 2 behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 3:00 p.m.

SUNSET ON CEMETERY RIDGE (1 hour) Join a Ranger to walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. Meet at "Ranger Program Begins Here" sign in the National Cemetery Parking lot Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

LONG REMEMBERED (1 hour, 15 minutes) Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. This 75 minute program meets at the historic Lincoln Train Station on Carlisle Street near the Majestic Theater. Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. (Metered parking in Gettysburg is free on Sundays.)

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Mon 26 See Description The Battle of Gettysburg Ranger Programs Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins on June 11 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the people and places that made history during the Battle of Gettysburg. Hike the fields of Pickett’s Charge, explore the rocky summit of Little Round Top, reflect on the words of the Gettysburg Address, and much more on these Nation Park Ranger-guided experiences. Gettysburg is offering new and exciting summer programs that will appeal to first time and repeat visitors alike. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 Open House at Meade’s Headquarters and the Abraham Brian Farm: Step into history at the Lydia Leister and Abraham Brian Farms. Both buildings played an important role in the fighting that took place on Cemetery Ridge and witnessed key moments during the battle. Explore the interior of these two historic homes on Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Battlefield in a Box (30 minutes) - Become a part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park Ranger and build a map of
the battlefield using props. This is a perfect opportunity for the first time visitors wanting a better understanding of the battle. Meet at Ranger Site 1, behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 4:00 p.m.

Pickett’s Charge Hike (90 minutes) – Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. Water, insect repellent, a hat, and proper footgear are highly recommended. Meet at the Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00 p.m.


For visitors interested in living history, the Visit to the Past programs helps to connect people with the life and work of soldiers and citizens over 150 years ago:

Cannoneers to your Post (30 minutes) – On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a National Park Service living historian and become a part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. Meet at the Abraham Brian Farm, Hancock Avenue, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:00
p.m.

Courage on Trial (1 hour) – Only one Union officer was tried for cowardice during the Battle of Gettysburg. Become part of the Court Martial, hear the evidence, and decide for yourself whether this soldier is innocent or guilty in this recreation of an actual case. Meet at Ranger Program Site 2 behind the Museum and Visitor Center, Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

At the George Spangler Farm, the National Park Service is offering a new, experiential program that places visitors in the roles of doctors and nurses who worked at the field hospital, struggling to save the lives of the over 1,900 wounded men who were treated there. Tickets are required to visit the farm, which is owned by the non-profit Gettysburg Foundation, and is accessible by shuttle bus only. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum and Visitor Center. Open Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
.

https://www.nps.gov/gett

Mon 26 Check Web Site
Gettysburg Days with Documents Teacher Professional Development
 
A unit focusing on the Civil War should be an integral part of Common Core or other document-based learning objectives. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 Teachers spend time with Civil War experts and fellow teachers to investigate compelling Civil War era documents and objects, create focus questions and reading strategies, learning objectives and assessments for students, and go on a mini field trip to apply the knowledge and skills gained. Register online today.

https://www.nps.gov/gett

Mon 26 7:00pm One Hundred Nights of Taps The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. Soldiers' National Cemetery
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and Taps For Veterans, invite the public to attend One Hundred Nights of Taps between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the Soldiers’ National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

Performers are being assembled to sound the iconic bugle call each evening at 7 pm. Among the buglers signed up to perform are military veterans, Civil War re-enactor buglers, community band members, high school and college students, and music teachers.

The public is cordially invited to attend any evening performance and recommended parking is at the Gettysburg National Cemetery Lot on Taneytown Road. For more information and to sign up to perform on an evening please visit: www.tapsbugler.com/100-nights-of-taps/ or www.lincolnfellowship.wildapricot.org

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Tue 27 7:00pm One Hundred Nights of Taps The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. Soldiers' National Cemetery
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and Taps For Veterans, invite the public to attend One Hundred Nights of Taps between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the Soldiers’ National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

Performers are being assembled to sound the iconic bugle call each evening at 7 pm. Among the buglers signed up to perform are military veterans, Civil War re-enactor buglers, community band members, high school and college students, and music teachers.

The public is cordially invited to attend any evening performance and recommended parking is at the Gettysburg National Cemetery Lot on Taneytown Road. For more information and to sign up to perform on an evening please visit: www.tapsbugler.com/100-nights-of-taps/ or www.lincolnfellowship.wildapricot.org

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Tue 27 See Description The Battle of Gettysburg Ranger Programs Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins on June 11 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the people and places that made history during the Battle of Gettysburg. Hike the fields of Pickett’s Charge, explore the rocky summit of Little Round Top, reflect on the words of the Gettysburg Address, and much more on these Nation Park Ranger-guided experiences. Gettysburg is offering new and exciting summer programs that will appeal to first time and repeat visitors alike. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 Open House at Meade’s Headquarters and the Abraham Brian Farm: Step into history at the Lydia Leister and Abraham Brian Farms. Both buildings played an important role in the fighting that took place on Cemetery Ridge and witnessed key moments during the battle. Explore the interior of these two historic homes on Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Battlefield in a Box (30 minutes) - Become a part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park Ranger and build a map of
the battlefield using props. This is a perfect opportunity for the first time visitors wanting a better understanding of the battle. Meet at Ranger Site 1, behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 4:00 p.m.

Pickett’s Charge Hike (90 minutes) – Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. Water, insect repellent, a hat, and proper footgear are highly recommended. Meet at the Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00 p.m.


For visitors interested in living history, the Visit to the Past programs helps to connect people with the life and work of soldiers and citizens over 150 years ago:

Cannoneers to your Post (30 minutes) – On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a National Park Service living historian and become a part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. Meet at the Abraham Brian Farm, Hancock Avenue, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:00
p.m.

Courage on Trial (1 hour) – Only one Union officer was tried for cowardice during the Battle of Gettysburg. Become part of the Court Martial, hear the evidence, and decide for yourself whether this soldier is innocent or guilty in this recreation of an actual case. Meet at Ranger Program Site 2 behind the Museum and Visitor Center, Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

At the George Spangler Farm, the National Park Service is offering a new, experiential program that places visitors in the roles of doctors and nurses who worked at the field hospital, struggling to save the lives of the over 1,900 wounded men who were treated there. Tickets are required to visit the farm, which is owned by the non-profit Gettysburg Foundation, and is accessible by shuttle bus only. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum and Visitor Center. Open Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
.

https://www.nps.gov/gett

Tue 27 See Description The Living and The Dead Ranger Programs Gettysburg National Military Park's free summer interpretive program series begins on June 6 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, care of the wounded, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the experiences of civilians and much more. There are a host of new and exciting offerings this summer. The interpretive series runs through August 16. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 The following ranger programs reveal the human cost and significance of the Battle of Gettysburg.

LINCOLN and THE SOLDIERS' NATIONAL CEMETERY (40 minutes) Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Meet at the Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery, daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

CARE OF THE WOUNDED (1 hour) Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they
were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. Meet at Ranger Program Site 2 behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 3:00 p.m.

SUNSET ON CEMETERY RIDGE (1 hour) Join a Ranger to walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. Meet at "Ranger Program Begins Here" sign in the National Cemetery Parking lot Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

LONG REMEMBERED (1 hour, 15 minutes) Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. This 75 minute program meets at the historic Lincoln Train Station on Carlisle Street near the Majestic Theater. Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. (Metered parking in Gettysburg is free on Sundays.)

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Tue 27 2pm
The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Winner of 5 TONY Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA 17222
888-805-7056 With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

"…a spring tonic of side-bruising laughter…" —The Milwaukee Tribune Sponsored by Richards Orthopaedic and Walker, Connor, & Spang, LLC.

Note: Juniors (ages 5-15) 30% off, group pricing available

Show Times: June 16-July 2

June 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 & 30 and July 1 - 8pm

June 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27 & 28 and July 2 - 2pm

$50 adults

http://totempoleplayhouse.org/

Tue 27 Check Web Site
Gettysburg Days with Documents Teacher Professional Development
 
A unit focusing on the Civil War should be an integral part of Common Core or other document-based learning objectives. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 Teachers spend time with Civil War experts and fellow teachers to investigate compelling Civil War era documents and objects, create focus questions and reading strategies, learning objectives and assessments for students, and go on a mini field trip to apply the knowledge and skills gained. Register online today.

https://www.nps.gov/gett

Wed 28 See Description The Living and The Dead Ranger Programs Gettysburg National Military Park's free summer interpretive program series begins on June 6 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, care of the wounded, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the experiences of civilians and much more. There are a host of new and exciting offerings this summer. The interpretive series runs through August 16. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 The following ranger programs reveal the human cost and significance of the Battle of Gettysburg.

LINCOLN and THE SOLDIERS' NATIONAL CEMETERY (40 minutes) Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Meet at the Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery, daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

CARE OF THE WOUNDED (1 hour) Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they
were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. Meet at Ranger Program Site 2 behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 3:00 p.m.

SUNSET ON CEMETERY RIDGE (1 hour) Join a Ranger to walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. Meet at "Ranger Program Begins Here" sign in the National Cemetery Parking lot Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

LONG REMEMBERED (1 hour, 15 minutes) Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. This 75 minute program meets at the historic Lincoln Train Station on Carlisle Street near the Majestic Theater. Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. (Metered parking in Gettysburg is free on Sundays.)

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Wed 28 7:30pm Billy Finch, Musical Comedy Legends Show Billy Finch has toured the country for over 20 years wowing audiences with his Amazing Musical Comedy Legends Stage Show. He sings like Frank Sinatra and then changes into comic Rodney Dangerfield in a flash. This show is 'A Blast from the Past'!!! Best Western
301 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
301-933-4333 Billy is known throughout the Washington DC Metro Area for his impersonations of American Presidents. His celebrity appearances of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Louie Armstrong, Sinatra, Dean Martin and more have been praised by The Washington Post as "Musical, Hilarious and Family Friendly."

Billy Finch will be at the new Best Western, across from the Quality Inn every Wednesday & Thursday all summer.

For more info, call our office at 301-933-4333 or visit our website - www.BillyFinch.com.

COST
$20

Wed 28 9:00am or 10:30am Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. Read, Learn, Grow! Summer Program Series Get the kids out of the house this summer for a fun time on the Hollabaugh Family farm, Wednesdays, from June 14th to August 2nd, with two start times: 9:00am and 10:30am! Hollabaugh Bros., Inc.
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412 Kids (ages 3-8) who participate in our Read, Learn, Grow program will: Enjoy story time each Wednesday morning with books on farming, fruits, veggies, insects and more; Immerse themselves on the farm, visiting different areas pertinent to the book of the week; Participate in an activity and take home something special each week – from hand-picked fruit to a handmade craft; Learn not only about agriculture, but also how fun it is to read! Cost: $6 per child, per week; no registration required. Held rain or shine! For more information call 717-677-8412 or visit our website at

 www. hollabaughbros.com.

Wed 28 See Description The Battle of Gettysburg Ranger Programs Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins on June 11 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the people and places that made history during the Battle of Gettysburg. Hike the fields of Pickett’s Charge, explore the rocky summit of Little Round Top, reflect on the words of the Gettysburg Address, and much more on these Nation Park Ranger-guided experiences. Gettysburg is offering new and exciting summer programs that will appeal to first time and repeat visitors alike. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 Open House at Meade’s Headquarters and the Abraham Brian Farm: Step into history at the Lydia Leister and Abraham Brian Farms. Both buildings played an important role in the fighting that took place on Cemetery Ridge and witnessed key moments during the battle. Explore the interior of these two historic homes on Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Battlefield in a Box (30 minutes) - Become a part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park Ranger and build a map of
the battlefield using props. This is a perfect opportunity for the first time visitors wanting a better understanding of the battle. Meet at Ranger Site 1, behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 4:00 p.m.

Pickett’s Charge Hike (90 minutes) – Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. Water, insect repellent, a hat, and proper footgear are highly recommended. Meet at the Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00 p.m.


For visitors interested in living history, the Visit to the Past programs helps to connect people with the life and work of soldiers and citizens over 150 years ago:

Cannoneers to your Post (30 minutes) – On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a National Park Service living historian and become a part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. Meet at the Abraham Brian Farm, Hancock Avenue, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:00
p.m.

Courage on Trial (1 hour) – Only one Union officer was tried for cowardice during the Battle of Gettysburg. Become part of the Court Martial, hear the evidence, and decide for yourself whether this soldier is innocent or guilty in this recreation of an actual case. Meet at Ranger Program Site 2 behind the Museum and Visitor Center, Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

At the George Spangler Farm, the National Park Service is offering a new, experiential program that places visitors in the roles of doctors and nurses who worked at the field hospital, struggling to save the lives of the over 1,900 wounded men who were treated there. Tickets are required to visit the farm, which is owned by the non-profit Gettysburg Foundation, and is accessible by shuttle bus only. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum and Visitor Center. Open Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
.

https://www.nps.gov/gett

Wed 28 2pm & 8pm
The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Winner of 5 TONY Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA 17222
888-805-7056 With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

"…a spring tonic of side-bruising laughter…" —The Milwaukee Tribune Sponsored by Richards Orthopaedic and Walker, Connor, & Spang, LLC.

Note: Juniors (ages 5-15) 30% off, group pricing available

Show Times: June 16-July 2

June 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 & 30 and July 1 - 8pm

June 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27 & 28 and July 2 - 2pm

$50 adults

http://totempoleplayhouse.org/

Wed 28 Check Web Site
Gettysburg Days with Documents Teacher Professional Development
 
A unit focusing on the Civil War should be an integral part of Common Core or other document-based learning objectives. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 Teachers spend time with Civil War experts and fellow teachers to investigate compelling Civil War era documents and objects, create focus questions and reading strategies, learning objectives and assessments for students, and go on a mini field trip to apply the knowledge and skills gained. Register online today.

https://www.nps.gov/gett

Wed 28 6:00pm
Historic Church Walking Tours
 
Providing visits to eight downtown Gettysburg churches featuring hospital scenes in those churches, stories about heroic civilian nurses, the wounded and dying, and the battle and its aftermath. Gettysburg Presbyterian
208 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-1718 Programs every Wednesday evening, mid-June through August, alternating two tour patterns of four churches each week. (See website listed below for names of East-side, West-side churches.)

Meet in front of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore Street. The tours depart at 6:00pm. No reservations required but arrive 10-15 minutes early to purchase tickets. Park free behind the church. Tours are approximately 2 hours in duration.

2017 Schedule
West-side four churches: June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23 (see website for names of West-side churches)

East-side four churches: June 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30 (see website for names of East-side churches)

Group tours available by calling 717-337-0733 for details.

See website for specific churches visited each week and additional tour information.

http://www.historicchurchwalkingtours.org/

Wed 28 7:30pm
Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital
 
Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital tells the authentic history of a Civil War Hospital in its original setting--Christ Lutheran Church.

Christ Lutheran Church
30 Chambersburg Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
 
  Through the performance of live Civil War-era music with sing-a-longs,readings from a citizen nurse and soldiers who served and were treated in this historic building, and the reading of poetry which captures the emotion and pathos of this tragic period in our history, this program brings to life the events which occurred in this Civil War hospital when 140 wounded and dying soldiers were sheltered in this beautiful church during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Re-live the events which took place after the armies left. The site is handicap accessible.

http://www.christgettysburg.org/songs-and-stories-of-a-civil-war-hospital

Wed 28 7:00pm One Hundred Nights of Taps The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. Soldiers' National Cemetery
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and Taps For Veterans, invite the public to attend One Hundred Nights of Taps between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the Soldiers’ National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

Performers are being assembled to sound the iconic bugle call each evening at 7 pm. Among the buglers signed up to perform are military veterans, Civil War re-enactor buglers, community band members, high school and college students, and music teachers.

The public is cordially invited to attend any evening performance and recommended parking is at the Gettysburg National Cemetery Lot on Taneytown Road. For more information and to sign up to perform on an evening please visit: www.tapsbugler.com/100-nights-of-taps/ or www.lincolnfellowship.wildapricot.org

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Thu 29 7:00pm One Hundred Nights of Taps The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. Soldiers' National Cemetery
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and Taps For Veterans, invite the public to attend One Hundred Nights of Taps between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the Soldiers’ National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

Performers are being assembled to sound the iconic bugle call each evening at 7 pm. Among the buglers signed up to perform are military veterans, Civil War re-enactor buglers, community band members, high school and college students, and music teachers.

The public is cordially invited to attend any evening performance and recommended parking is at the Gettysburg National Cemetery Lot on Taneytown Road. For more information and to sign up to perform on an evening please visit: www.tapsbugler.com/100-nights-of-taps/ or www.lincolnfellowship.wildapricot.org

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Thu 29 7:30pm Billy Finch, Musical Comedy Legends Show Billy Finch has toured the country for over 20 years wowing audiences with his Amazing Musical Comedy Legends Stage Show. He sings like Frank Sinatra and then changes into comic Rodney Dangerfield in a flash. This show is 'A Blast from the Past'!!! Best Western
301 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
301-933-4333 Billy is known throughout the Washington DC Metro Area for his impersonations of American Presidents. His celebrity appearances of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Louie Armstrong, Sinatra, Dean Martin and more have been praised by The Washington Post as "Musical, Hilarious and Family Friendly."

Billy Finch will be at the new Best Western, across from the Quality Inn every Wednesday & Thursday all summer.

For more info, call our office at 301-933-4333 or visit our website - www.BillyFinch.com.

COST
$20

Thu 29 See Description The Battle of Gettysburg Ranger Programs Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins on June 11 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the people and places that made history during the Battle of Gettysburg. Hike the fields of Pickett’s Charge, explore the rocky summit of Little Round Top, reflect on the words of the Gettysburg Address, and much more on these Nation Park Ranger-guided experiences. Gettysburg is offering new and exciting summer programs that will appeal to first time and repeat visitors alike. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 Open House at Meade’s Headquarters and the Abraham Brian Farm: Step into history at the Lydia Leister and Abraham Brian Farms. Both buildings played an important role in the fighting that took place on Cemetery Ridge and witnessed key moments during the battle. Explore the interior of these two historic homes on Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Battlefield in a Box (30 minutes) - Become a part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park Ranger and build a map of
the battlefield using props. This is a perfect opportunity for the first time visitors wanting a better understanding of the battle. Meet at Ranger Site 1, behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 4:00 p.m.

Pickett’s Charge Hike (90 minutes) – Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. Water, insect repellent, a hat, and proper footgear are highly recommended. Meet at the Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00 p.m.


For visitors interested in living history, the Visit to the Past programs helps to connect people with the life and work of soldiers and citizens over 150 years ago:

Cannoneers to your Post (30 minutes) – On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a National Park Service living historian and become a part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. Meet at the Abraham Brian Farm, Hancock Avenue, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:00
p.m.

Courage on Trial (1 hour) – Only one Union officer was tried for cowardice during the Battle of Gettysburg. Become part of the Court Martial, hear the evidence, and decide for yourself whether this soldier is innocent or guilty in this recreation of an actual case. Meet at Ranger Program Site 2 behind the Museum and Visitor Center, Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

At the George Spangler Farm, the National Park Service is offering a new, experiential program that places visitors in the roles of doctors and nurses who worked at the field hospital, struggling to save the lives of the over 1,900 wounded men who were treated there. Tickets are required to visit the farm, which is owned by the non-profit Gettysburg Foundation, and is accessible by shuttle bus only. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum and Visitor Center. Open Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
.

https://www.nps.gov/gett

Thu 29 See Description The Living and The Dead Ranger Programs Gettysburg National Military Park's free summer interpretive program series begins on June 6 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, care of the wounded, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the experiences of civilians and much more. There are a host of new and exciting offerings this summer. The interpretive series runs through August 16. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 The following ranger programs reveal the human cost and significance of the Battle of Gettysburg.

LINCOLN and THE SOLDIERS' NATIONAL CEMETERY (40 minutes) Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Meet at the Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery, daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

CARE OF THE WOUNDED (1 hour) Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they
were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. Meet at Ranger Program Site 2 behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 3:00 p.m.

SUNSET ON CEMETERY RIDGE (1 hour) Join a Ranger to walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. Meet at "Ranger Program Begins Here" sign in the National Cemetery Parking lot Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

LONG REMEMBERED (1 hour, 15 minutes) Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. This 75 minute program meets at the historic Lincoln Train Station on Carlisle Street near the Majestic Theater. Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. (Metered parking in Gettysburg is free on Sundays.)

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Thu 29 8pm
The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Winner of 5 TONY Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA 17222
888-805-7056 With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

"…a spring tonic of side-bruising laughter…" —The Milwaukee Tribune Sponsored by Richards Orthopaedic and Walker, Connor, & Spang, LLC.

Note: Juniors (ages 5-15) 30% off, group pricing available

Show Times: June 16-July 2

June 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 & 30 and July 1 - 8pm

June 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27 & 28 and July 2 - 2pm

$50 adults

http://totempoleplayhouse.org/

Thu 29 Check Web Site
Gettysburg Days with Documents Teacher Professional Development
 
A unit focusing on the Civil War should be an integral part of Common Core or other document-based learning objectives. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 Teachers spend time with Civil War experts and fellow teachers to investigate compelling Civil War era documents and objects, create focus questions and reading strategies, learning objectives and assessments for students, and go on a mini field trip to apply the knowledge and skills gained. Register online today.

https://www.nps.gov/gett

Fri 30 7:00pm-10:00pm
Live Local Music
 
Join us for some live local music! All concerts are free and open to the public. Reid's Winery and Cider House
400 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-7537

Wine, hard cider and light fare will be available for purchase. Must be 21+ to drink. More dates being added weekly, please see our website for more details.
 

http://www.reidsorchardwinery.com/

Fri 30  6:00 p.m. An Evening with the Painting Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, on the platform for an exclusive "after-hours" program of the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1243  Visitors will explore the history of the genre of cycloramas and in particular the history of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama. Presentation will include a discussion of the massive multi-year conservation effort of our country's largest painting. The painting concludes with extended time on the platform to view the painting in full light and a journey under the diorama to see how the illusion comes to life. There will be time for a question and answer session.

This special program lasts about two hours and is limited to 40 attendees. Single adult ticket price is $20 and youth ticket (ages 6 to 12) is $10. This program begins in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center. Flash photography welcomed.


Dates for this program are: June 30 at 6:00 p.m.; July 29 at 6:00 p.m.; August 19 at 6:00 p.m.; September 23 at 6:00 p.m.; October 7 at 6:00 p.m.; November 17 at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; December 9 at 5:00 p.m.

To order tickets, please visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org/18 or call the Reservations Department at 877-874-2478. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the ticket counter in the lobby of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA.

http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/13

Fri 30 See Description The Living and The Dead Ranger Programs Gettysburg National Military Park's free summer interpretive program series begins on June 6 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, care of the wounded, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the experiences of civilians and much more. There are a host of new and exciting offerings this summer. The interpretive series runs through August 16. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 The following ranger programs reveal the human cost and significance of the Battle of Gettysburg.

LINCOLN and THE SOLDIERS' NATIONAL CEMETERY (40 minutes) Explore the cost of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the meaning of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Meet at the Taneytown Road entrance to the National Cemetery, daily at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

CARE OF THE WOUNDED (1 hour) Over 27,000 soldiers were wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn how they
were evacuated, treated, and how most of their lives were saved by the medical personnel of both armies. Meet at Ranger Program Site 2 behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 3:00 p.m.

SUNSET ON CEMETERY RIDGE (1 hour) Join a Ranger to walk this historic ground at sunset and explore what happened when the battle ended and the clean-up and care for the killed, wounded and captured began. Hear compelling stories of courage and suffering, resiliency and memory. Meet at "Ranger Program Begins Here" sign in the National Cemetery Parking lot Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

LONG REMEMBERED (1 hour, 15 minutes) Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community and walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln. This 75 minute program meets at the historic Lincoln Train Station on Carlisle Street near the Majestic Theater. Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. (Metered parking in Gettysburg is free on Sundays.)

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Fri 30 See Description The Battle of Gettysburg Ranger Programs Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins on June 11 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the people and places that made history during the Battle of Gettysburg. Hike the fields of Pickett’s Charge, explore the rocky summit of Little Round Top, reflect on the words of the Gettysburg Address, and much more on these Nation Park Ranger-guided experiences. Gettysburg is offering new and exciting summer programs that will appeal to first time and repeat visitors alike. Gettysburg National Military Park
Various Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 Open House at Meade’s Headquarters and the Abraham Brian Farm: Step into history at the Lydia Leister and Abraham Brian Farms. Both buildings played an important role in the fighting that took place on Cemetery Ridge and witnessed key moments during the battle. Explore the interior of these two historic homes on Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Battlefield in a Box (30 minutes) - Become a part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park Ranger and build a map of
the battlefield using props. This is a perfect opportunity for the first time visitors wanting a better understanding of the battle. Meet at Ranger Site 1, behind the Museum and Visitor Center, daily at 4:00 p.m.

Pickett’s Charge Hike (90 minutes) – Follow in the footsteps of the men who took part in the most famous infantry assault in American military history. Explore why the attack was made, why it failed, and what was the cost. Water, insect repellent, a hat, and proper footgear are highly recommended. Meet at the Virginia Memorial, Auto Tour Stop 5, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00 p.m.


For visitors interested in living history, the Visit to the Past programs helps to connect people with the life and work of soldiers and citizens over 150 years ago:

Cannoneers to your Post (30 minutes) – On July 3, 1863 over 200 Union and Confederate cannon opened fire in one of the largest artillery duels of the war. Join a National Park Service living historian and become a part of a gun crew as you discover the role artillery played during the Battle of Gettysburg. Meet at the Abraham Brian Farm, Hancock Avenue, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:00
p.m.

Courage on Trial (1 hour) – Only one Union officer was tried for cowardice during the Battle of Gettysburg. Become part of the Court Martial, hear the evidence, and decide for yourself whether this soldier is innocent or guilty in this recreation of an actual case. Meet at Ranger Program Site 2 behind the Museum and Visitor Center, Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

At the George Spangler Farm, the National Park Service is offering a new, experiential program that places visitors in the roles of doctors and nurses who worked at the field hospital, struggling to save the lives of the over 1,900 wounded men who were treated there. Tickets are required to visit the farm, which is owned by the non-profit Gettysburg Foundation, and is accessible by shuttle bus only. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum and Visitor Center. Open Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
.

https://www.nps.gov/gett

Fri 30 8pm
The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Winner of 5 TONY Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA 17222
888-805-7056 With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

"…a spring tonic of side-bruising laughter…" —The Milwaukee Tribune Sponsored by Richards Orthopaedic and Walker, Connor, & Spang, LLC.

Note: Juniors (ages 5-15) 30% off, group pricing available

Show Times: June 16-July 2

June 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 & 30 and July 1 - 8pm

June 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27 & 28 and July 2 - 2pm

$50 adults

http://totempoleplayhouse.org/

Fri 30 7:00pm One Hundred Nights of Taps The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. Soldiers' National Cemetery
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and Taps For Veterans, invite the public to attend One Hundred Nights of Taps between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the Soldiers’ National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

Performers are being assembled to sound the iconic bugle call each evening at 7 pm. Among the buglers signed up to perform are military veterans, Civil War re-enactor buglers, community band members, high school and college students, and music teachers.

The public is cordially invited to attend any evening performance and recommended parking is at the Gettysburg National Cemetery Lot on Taneytown Road. For more information and to sign up to perform on an evening please visit: www.tapsbugler.com/100-nights-of-taps/ or www.lincolnfellowship.wildapricot.org

https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

Fri 30 Tours begin at 10:00 am FREE HISTORIC DOBBIN HOUSE TOURS Enjoy a FREE tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. Built in 1776 by the Rev. Alexander Dobbin, his stone house spans three centuries of American history, from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War and beyond. The Dobbin House 89 Steinwehr Ave. Gettysburg, Pa 17325

 

717-334-2100  View all the historically decorated rooms
Interact with period antiques
See how the Dobbin family planned to defend themselves from Indian attacks
Hear what the Zeigler family experienced while living in the Dobbin House during the Battle of Gettysburg
Peek in the kitchen of the current restaurant.

2017 Tour Dates:
(Tours begin at 10:00 am and meet in the Dobbin House Country Curiosity Store)

June  30
July 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30
August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27
September 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29 & 30
October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29
November 3,  4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

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