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 April 25, 2017
September 2017-
Gettysburg.com and Dobbin House Inc. are not responsible for cancellations or other changes that may occur. Please contact the telephone numbers listed for updates on special events.

Day Date Time Name of EventDescription Where Phone Comments
1 - 30 All Day Dine at

 The Dobbin House

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The Dobbin House

 89 Steinwehr Ave Gettysburg, Pa

717-334-2100 Call Today and make your reservation.

www.dobbinhouse.com

Fri 1 5:00pm-8:00pm First Friday Event: "Inspired by Gettysburg" Meet this month's Gettysburg National Military Park Artist-in-Residence and experience the artwork they have created, inspired by the Gettysburg battlefield.

David Wills House
8 Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA 17325
 
717-338-4469 https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm
Fri 1 5:00pm-8:00pm First Friday at Zen and Now First Friday of every month we offer free wine (for adults), live music and free mini readings from 5:00-8:00pm. Zen and Now
48 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5588 Readings are first come first serve, we don't take appointments or early sign ups.

http://www.shopzenandnow.com/

Fri 1 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/

Sat 2 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/

Sat 2 Check Web Site Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg National Military Park’s popular living history and firing demonstrations every weekend throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 Confederate and Union living history groups will encamp at Spangler’s Spring, Pitzer Woods, and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Through October.

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

Sat 2 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)

September 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

www.dobbinhouse.com

Sat 2 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

Sun 3 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)

September 3, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

www.dobbinhouse.com

Sun 3 Check Web Site Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg National Military Park’s popular living history and firing demonstrations every weekend throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 Confederate and Union living history groups will encamp at Spangler’s Spring, Pitzer Woods, and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Through October.

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

Mon 4 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)

September 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

www.dobbinhouse.com

Fri 8 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/

Sat 9 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/

Sat 9 Check Web Site Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg National Military Park’s popular living history and firing demonstrations every weekend throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 Confederate and Union living history groups will encamp at Spangler’s Spring, Pitzer Woods, and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Through October.

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

Sat 9 8:00am-4:00pm 43rd Annual Colonial Day Juried vendors of fine traditional and contemporary crafts set up on West King St. in the National Historic District. East Berlin
West King Street, East Berlin, PA 17316
717-259-0822  Red ware, forged iron, paintings, folk art, period and country furniture, baskets, floor cloths, woven rugs, hand loomed textiles, dried florals, much more. Support American craftspeople. Enjoy free entertainment and delicious food. The event is held rain or shine. No pets, please.

The event is sponsored solely by East Berlin Historical Preservation Society.

http://www.ebhpspa.org/

Sat 9 Noon-6pm
13th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival
 
Enjoy a fall weekend at central PA's premier wine event. Savor hundreds of wines from over 25 Pennsylvania wineries and enjoy great live music. Buy tickets in advance now and save 20%! Gateway Gettysburg
Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-8151 Proper ID is required to enter the festival grounds. No pets, weapons, or outside food may be brought onto the grounds. Chairs, portable tents (in designated area), blankets, and empty coolers are welcome.

For more details visit our website.

$30/2-day, $20/advance 1-day, $25 at gate, $12 DD

http://www.gettysburgwineandmusicfestival.com/

Sat 9 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)

September 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

www.dobbinhouse.com

Sun 10 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)

September 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

www.dobbinhouse.com

Sun 10 Check Web Site Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg National Military Park’s popular living history and firing demonstrations every weekend throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 Confederate and Union living history groups will encamp at Spangler’s Spring, Pitzer Woods, and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Through October.

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

Sun 10 Noon-6pm
13th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival
 
Enjoy a fall weekend at central PA's premier wine event. Savor hundreds of wines from over 25 Pennsylvania wineries and enjoy great live music. Buy tickets in advance now and save 20%! Gateway Gettysburg
Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-8151 Proper ID is required to enter the festival grounds. No pets, weapons, or outside food may be brought onto the grounds. Chairs, portable tents (in designated area), blankets, and empty coolers are welcome.

For more details visit our website.

$30/2-day, $20/advance 1-day, $25 at gate, $12 DD

http://www.gettysburgwineandmusicfestival.com/

Fri 15 5:30pm-11:00pm 11th Annual Salsa on the Square in Gettysburg Sponsored by Project Gettysburg-Leon (PGL), the event will observe the 32 years of Gettysburg's Sister City relationship with Leon, Nicaragua. Salsa on the Square is also a Fiesta to celebrate the contributions of Latino people to the economy and culture of Adams County.

According to Karl Mattson, co-president of PGL, Salsa on the Square is a local centerpiece of Hispanic Heritage Month which honors the history and contributions of the 55 million Latino people in the United States, and also celebrates the independence day (September 15) of the five Central American countries: Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatamala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
Carlisle Street
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-6490 This year Salsa on the Square takes place on the same weekend as the Heritage Festival (Sunday, September 18), both events giving local people the opportunity to experience the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of Adams County.

The Dance will take place on the first block of Carlisle Street, which will be closed from Lincoln Square to the railroad tracks. For the seventh consecutive year, the Salsa Dance will feature the Latino music of Hector Rosado and his Orquesta A-CHE. DJ Solalinda will be on hand to play dance music between the sets and before the band begins.

Local food vendors will include Ragged Edge,the Gettysburg College Servo Express and local mexican restaurants. Gettysburg College students will organize children's games and activities. The Gigantona, a large Nicaraguan folk doll will again make her appearance. Gettysburg Mayor Ted Streeter will make a proclamation declaring September 16 Hispanic Heritage Day in Gettysburg.

The event is partially funded through grants from the Adams County Fruit Growers Association, Rice Fruit Company, the Nancy Cushing-Daniels Fund and the Young Growers Alliance of Adams County. The Center for Public Service at Gettysburg College is a major contributor.

To learn more about Project Gettysburg-Leon and its projects in Nicaragua and its student and community delegations, visit us online.

http://www.gettysburg-leon.org/

Fri 15 Check Web Site for Times Liberation of New Oxford

In honor of local veterans of World War II, New Oxford, Pennsylvania will stage a reenactment of the liberation of a Dutch village by an Allied convoy.

New Oxford Train Station
206 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford, PA 17350
717-624-2800 The Liberation is part of a multi-event historical program, starting Friday evening September 16th designed to remember the sacrifices and celebrate the effort that the nation and its Allies put forth-- on the battlefront and on the homefront-- to stop the spread of totalitarian facism throughout the world and liberate the people under its occupation.


Friday, September 15:


Afternoon:

Re-enactors begin setting up WW2 era camp at New Oxford train station: 206 Lincoln Way West

Night:

USO Dance, 7:30-10:30pm

Saturday, September 16:

8 am - 11 am
Roads closed

Germans occupy town square and surrounding blocks
Allied convoy moves into town
Battle
Allies capture Germans

11 am and for the rest of the day


Living History Camp at the Train Station. Visit the German and Allied re-enactors, see how they lived in the field.
Learn how you can become involved in any aspect of re-enacting, both Allied and Axis.

http://newoxford.org/

Fri 15 8:00pm-2:00am Paranormal Night Come stay with us in one of the most haunted Inn’s in America for Paranormal Night. Farnsworth House Inn
401 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8838 From 8pm to 2am, explore the attic, cellar, and Main Dining Room. With our ghost hunting equipment at your disposal, you are sure to uncover some of the hidden mystery's in the house as well as some of the lost souls who are still with us. Cost is $55.00 per person plus the cost of your room if you choose to stay here. The fee includes a 15% off voucher for Sweney’s Tavern, as well as drinks and snacks mid ghost hunt.

Call 717-334-8838 to reserve your space now.

http://www.farnsworthhouseinn.com/

Fri 15 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/

Sat 16 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/

Sat 16 Check Web Site Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg National Military Park’s popular living history and firing demonstrations every weekend throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 Confederate and Union living history groups will encamp at Spangler’s Spring, Pitzer Woods, and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Through October.

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

Sat 16 Check Web Site for Times Liberation of New Oxford

In honor of local veterans of World War II, New Oxford, Pennsylvania will stage a reenactment of the liberation of a Dutch village by an Allied convoy.

New Oxford Train Station
206 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford, PA 17350
717-624-2800 The Liberation is part of a multi-event historical program, starting Friday evening September 16th designed to remember the sacrifices and celebrate the effort that the nation and its Allies put forth-- on the battlefront and on the homefront-- to stop the spread of totalitarian facism throughout the world and liberate the people under its occupation.


Friday, September 15:


Afternoon:

Re-enactors begin setting up WW2 era camp at New Oxford train station: 206 Lincoln Way West

Night:

USO Dance, 7:30-10:30pm

Saturday, September 16:

8 am - 11 am
Roads closed

Germans occupy town square and surrounding blocks
Allied convoy moves into town
Battle
Allies capture Germans

11 am and for the rest of the day


Living History Camp at the Train Station. Visit the German and Allied re-enactors, see how they lived in the field.
Learn how you can become involved in any aspect of re-enacting, both Allied and Axis.

http://newoxford.org/

Sat 16 Check Web Site World War II Weekend The National Park Service will sponsor a World War II living history weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. See authentic recreations of Allied and German army camps, complete with original World War II vehicles. Several hundred living history enthusiasts from over 40 organizations will portray military personnel from the European Theater in 1944.

Watch living history volunteers present programs on World War II medical services, weapons and equipment, communications, military vehicles, and the life of the common soldier. See dozens of World War II jeeps and trucks, and participate in a mock Army Air Force transport squadron D-Day mission briefing in support of paratrooper operations. Listen to the stories of civilians from the Home Front of World War II.

The weekend also features many book signings, special guided walks about World War II burial sites in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, a World War II style “USO” dance, worship services and even an actual wedding.

Both days visitors may purchase lunch at the site courtesy of the Heidlersburg Volunteer Fire Company. The fire company’s food service will be situated near the south-west corner of the living history camp.

Eisenhower National Historic Site
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-9114 The Eisenhower bookstore will host several book signings. In addition to books written by our guest speakers, the authors Richard D.L. Fulton and James Rada will be signing copies of their book, The Last to Fall: The 1922 March, Battles, and Deaths of U.S. Marines at Gettysburg. In between the World Wars, the Marines held a field training exercise in of all places Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. They re-enacted the Battle of Gettysburg using the modern weapons available in 1922, including aircraft.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Ralph Siegel will present free guided walks about the World War II dead buried in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
Though well known for Civil War burials, the National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 400 soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen who died between 1941 and 1945. The interments include men who fell at Pearl Harbor and on D-Day in Normandy. These hour-long free guided walks are offered Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 10am and 1pm. Visitors should park in the National Cemetery parking lot on Taneytown Road. The tour begins inside the Taneytown Road cemetery gate.

On Saturday at 4pm, a WWII U.S. Army Chaplain will conduct a Catholic Latin Rite Mass Service at the 28th Infantry Division camp while on Sunday at 10am, a Protestant Army Chaplain will conduct a non-denominational worship service at a mess tent near the U.S. Army Air Force briefing tent. Also, on Saturday at 1pm, an actual wedding will be taking place on the site at the 83rd Infantry Division living history camp. Ms. Kelly Heydt and Mr. John Kulak will be joined together in a World War II themed marriage ceremony. The public is welcomed to attend. However, all the seats will be reserved for the wedding guests that include relatives and close friends of the bride and groom.

Saturday night a World War II style “USO” dance will be held at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 7:30-10:30 pm, featuring 1940s music by the Gettysburg Big Band. Open to the public, tickets will be sold at the door for $10.00. A cash bar will be available.

The encampment will be open Saturday 9am to 4:30pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm. Admission to the Eisenhower National Historic Site is by shuttle bus. Buses depart from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center located at 1195 Baltimore Pike. Weather permitting, on-site parking for cars only will also be available in a farm field accessible off of Emmitsburg Road, Business Route 15. Bus groups and visitors using wheelchairs should plan to use the shuttle system. For reservations, call 1-877-874-2478. Fees to enter the site either by shuttle bus or by parking in the field are adults, $7.50; children 6-12, $5.00; children age 6 and under are admitted free.

Be advised that all programs are subject to change. For more information contact the Eisenhower National Historic Site at 717-338-9114 or visit the website.

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

Sat 16 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)

September 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

www.dobbinhouse.com

Sun 17 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)

September 17, 23, 24 & 30
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

www.dobbinhouse.com

Sun 17 Check Web Site Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg National Military Park’s popular living history and firing demonstrations every weekend throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 Confederate and Union living history groups will encamp at Spangler’s Spring, Pitzer Woods, and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Through October.

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

Sun 17 Check Web Site World War II Weekend The National Park Service will sponsor a World War II living history weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. See authentic recreations of Allied and German army camps, complete with original World War II vehicles. Several hundred living history enthusiasts from over 40 organizations will portray military personnel from the European Theater in 1944.

Watch living history volunteers present programs on World War II medical services, weapons and equipment, communications, military vehicles, and the life of the common soldier. See dozens of World War II jeeps and trucks, and participate in a mock Army Air Force transport squadron D-Day mission briefing in support of paratrooper operations. Listen to the stories of civilians from the Home Front of World War II.

The weekend also features many book signings, special guided walks about World War II burial sites in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, a World War II style “USO” dance, worship services and even an actual wedding.

Both days visitors may purchase lunch at the site courtesy of the Heidlersburg Volunteer Fire Company. The fire company’s food service will be situated near the south-west corner of the living history camp.

Eisenhower National Historic Site
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-9114 The Eisenhower bookstore will host several book signings. In addition to books written by our guest speakers, the authors Richard D.L. Fulton and James Rada will be signing copies of their book, The Last to Fall: The 1922 March, Battles, and Deaths of U.S. Marines at Gettysburg. In between the World Wars, the Marines held a field training exercise in of all places Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. They re-enacted the Battle of Gettysburg using the modern weapons available in 1922, including aircraft.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Ralph Siegel will present free guided walks about the World War II dead buried in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
Though well known for Civil War burials, the National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 400 soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen who died between 1941 and 1945. The interments include men who fell at Pearl Harbor and on D-Day in Normandy. These hour-long free guided walks are offered Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 10am and 1pm. Visitors should park in the National Cemetery parking lot on Taneytown Road. The tour begins inside the Taneytown Road cemetery gate.

On Saturday at 4pm, a WWII U.S. Army Chaplain will conduct a Catholic Latin Rite Mass Service at the 28th Infantry Division camp while on Sunday at 10am, a Protestant Army Chaplain will conduct a non-denominational worship service at a mess tent near the U.S. Army Air Force briefing tent. Also, on Saturday at 1pm, an actual wedding will be taking place on the site at the 83rd Infantry Division living history camp. Ms. Kelly Heydt and Mr. John Kulak will be joined together in a World War II themed marriage ceremony. The public is welcomed to attend. However, all the seats will be reserved for the wedding guests that include relatives and close friends of the bride and groom.

Saturday night a World War II style “USO” dance will be held at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 7:30-10:30 pm, featuring 1940s music by the Gettysburg Big Band. Open to the public, tickets will be sold at the door for $10.00. A cash bar will be available.

The encampment will be open Saturday 9am to 4:30pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm. Admission to the Eisenhower National Historic Site is by shuttle bus. Buses depart from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center located at 1195 Baltimore Pike. Weather permitting, on-site parking for cars only will also be available in a farm field accessible off of Emmitsburg Road, Business Route 15. Bus groups and visitors using wheelchairs should plan to use the shuttle system. For reservations, call 1-877-874-2478. Fees to enter the site either by shuttle bus or by parking in the field are adults, $7.50; children 6-12, $5.00; children age 6 and under are admitted free.

Be advised that all programs are subject to change. For more information contact the Eisenhower National Historic Site at 717-338-9114 or visit the website.

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

Sun 17 12:00pm - 5:00pm 26th Annual Adams County Heritage Festival The Adams County Heritage Festival is a celebration of ethnic music, food, and crafts that reflects the multicultural atmosphere of Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Gettysburg Area Recreation Park
545 Long Lane
Gettsyburg, PA 17325
 
(717) 334-8943 It is a way of sharing our various traditions and appreciating the best that each ethnic group has to offer, as well as a commitment to community and the goal of living together in harmony.

Family-oriented entertainment includes music, dance, and a children's play, as well as a full afternoon of children's activities, including games, storytelling, and piñatas. Continuously throughout the afternoon, craft vendors and demonstrators have displays in booths on the park grounds. Ethnic foods are offered for sale by local citizens, church groups, restaurateurs, and community organizations. Local non-profit organizations have display booths, usually grouped in tents. Carriage and pony rides are offered by a local vendor.

http://icpj-gettysburg.org/

Fri 22 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/

Sat 23 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/

Sat 23 Check Web Site Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg National Military Park’s popular living history and firing demonstrations every weekend throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 Confederate and Union living history groups will encamp at Spangler’s Spring, Pitzer Woods, and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Through October.

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

Sat 23 7:00am-4:00pm Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show More than 120 antique dealers and collectors from the North and the South will converge on Gettysburg.

Sprawling out from Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square, the antique event is billed as a “buyers and sellers” paradise, with high quality antiques and collectibles.
Downtown Gettysburg
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717 253-5750 Items range from primitive cupboards, sideboards, benches, farm tables, and wooden boxes, to lamps, coins, pattern glass, art glass, Depression-era glass, and ironstone. You will also find clocks, gold jewelry, rings, pictures, pocket knives, bottles, old toys, crocks, jugs, old linens, lace, dolls, pocket watches, old guns, holiday collectibles, postcards, and country farm items. Brand name pieces of Heisey, Cambridge, Fostoria, R.S. Prussia, Limoges, Haviland, Rockwood, Roseville, and carnival glass will also be featured.

The event is held on Carlisle, Chambersburg, Baltimore and York Streets, along with Lincoln Square, all in Historic Downtown Gettysburg. The show is held rain or shine.

The proceeds from this semi-annual event continue to support the community activities of the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association.

http://www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com/

Sat 23 Check Web Site Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg National Military Park’s popular living history and firing demonstrations every weekend throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 Confederate and Union living history groups will encamp at Spangler’s Spring, Pitzer Woods, and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Through October.

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

Sat 23 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)

September 23, 24 & 30
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

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Sat 23  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:  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

Sun 24 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)

September 24 & 30
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

www.dobbinhouse.com

Fri 29 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/

Sat 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/

Sat 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)

September  30
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19
December 9 (Inns of the Gettysburg Area Holiday House Tour)

www.dobbinhouse.com

Sat 30 Check Web Site Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg National Military Park’s popular living history and firing demonstrations every weekend throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80 Confederate and Union living history groups will encamp at Spangler’s Spring, Pitzer Woods, and the Pennsylvania Memorial. Through October.

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

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