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 3, 2014
November 2014- 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 Category Name of EventDescription Where Phone Comments
1 - 31 All Day Holiday Reservations at The Dobbin House Start making your reservations for your Christmas Party at the Dobbin House 89 Steinwehr Ave Gettysburg, Pa 717-334-2100 Call today to reserve your Party!

www.dobbinhouse.com

Sat 1 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Educational John Scott Adams Seminar

Forward the Colors: The Flag and Flag Bearers at Gettysburg

The Gettysburg Foundation announces their John Scott Adams Seminar.

Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Maureen Quinn as she discusses Forward the Colors: The Flag and Flag Bearers at Gettysburg.

An Adams Seminar is a full-day program consisting of a half-day indoor lecture and a half-day battlefield tour. Program begins at 9 a.m. in the Ford Education Center Classroom of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
 

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-339-2148 The Color Bearers – the men who carried the flags in battle – were among the highest casualties in the Civil War. In just a few minutes during a battle, not just one, two, or three flag-bearers might fall. Instead, a unit might lose five, six, seven, eight – or more – in that short period of time, a grim accounting that would occur on each day of the Battle.The all-important flag signaled a unit’s movement on the battlefield – but it was also the emotional touchstone to home; to the home where a mother, or a sister, or a sweetheart lovingly stitched the banner. It was to be protected at all costs. And frequently, it was. The actions of the color companies to protect their colors were often heroic, usually deadly, and produced some of the most dramatic stories of the Battle. During this presentation, we’ll spend a little time looking at the origins of the battle flag and the various types of flags used by an army but we’ll dedicate the greater part of the presentation to looking at the men -- and the flags they carried -- and hearing their stories. In the afternoon, we’ll tour parts of the battlefield so that we can stand where the flag-bearers stood in battle. And where they once charged across the field, we’ll walk in their footsteps so that we can, as one veteran put it “tread this consecrated ground with reverent step.”

Registration deadline is September 5, 2014. Open to members and non-members, the cost is $70 members and $95 non-members. Optional boxes lunches are available for pre-order at $12 each.

For more information, please visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org or contact Ann Swade at 717-339-2148 or aswade@gettysburgfoundation.org.

http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sat 1 10:00am-4:30pm unless otherwise noted Educational Living History Demonstrations & Events Offered on various weekends April through November, these events are free and open to the public.  We hope you will stop by the Rupp House to experience these live demonstrations of how life, for both the soldier and private citizen, was lived during that turbulent time.  The Rupp House

451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 

717-338-1243 OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 2: “Ghastly” CSA Field Hospital

These demonstrations and events run from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

A complete schedule of these activities appears below. Events and times are subject to change. For more information, please call 717-339-2157 or bpowell@gettysburgfoundation.org

 

www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sun 2 10:00am-4:30pm unless otherwise noted Educational Living History Demonstrations & Events Offered on various weekends April through November, these events are free and open to the public.  We hope you will stop by the Rupp House to experience these live demonstrations of how life, for both the soldier and private citizen, was lived during that turbulent time.  The Rupp House

451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 

717-338-1243 OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 2: “Ghastly” CSA Field Hospital

These demonstrations and events run from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

A complete schedule of these activities appears below. Events and times are subject to change. For more information, please call 717-339-2157 or bpowell@gettysburgfoundation.org

 

www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Tue 4 10am-7pm Gift Show 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Event Discover beautiful handcrafted gifts made by artisans throughout the world. Fairfield Mennonite Church
201 West Main Street, PA 116
Fairfield, PA
17320
717-721-8800 http://rugs.tenthousandvillages.com/
Wed 5 10am-7pm Gift Show 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Event Discover beautiful handcrafted gifts made by artisans throughout the world. Fairfield Mennonite Church
201 West Main Street, PA 116
Fairfield, PA
17320
717-721-8800 http://rugs.tenthousandvillages.com/
Thu 6 10am-7pm Gift Show 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Event Discover beautiful handcrafted gifts made by artisans throughout the world. Fairfield Mennonite Church
201 West Main Street, PA 116
Fairfield, PA
17320
717-721-8800 http://rugs.tenthousandvillages.com/
Fri 7 Until 8:00pm Family Fun First Friday, Gettysburg Style Each month Gettysburg businesses join forces to offer special events and refreshments. Approximately 45 businesses throughout Historic Gettysburg participate by hosting special receptions, guest artists and authors, sales and later business hours. Around Gettysburg
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 
717-359-0776 Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops, galleries, restaurants and businesses. Visit our website for this month's theme and a list of participating businesses and special offers.

http://gettysburgretailmerchants.com/

Fri 7 4-8pm Wine First Friday at 25C Stay for a while and bring your own snack to enjoy or purchase some of our locally-made cheese, crackers or one of our new snack items… Zoe’s chocolates or pre-packaged snack mixes. Adams County Winery

25 Chambersburg Street Gettysburg,Pa 17325

717-334-4631 Peruse the latest local art display while you enjoy our inviting atmosphere.

http://www.adamscountywinery.com

Fri 7 10am-7pm Gift Show 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Event Discover beautiful handcrafted gifts made by artisans throughout the world. Fairfield Mennonite Church
201 West Main Street, PA 116
Fairfield, PA
17320
717-721-8800 http://rugs.tenthousandvillages.com/
Sat 8 9am-5pm Gift Show 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Event Discover beautiful handcrafted gifts made by artisans throughout the world. Fairfield Mennonite Church
201 West Main Street, PA 116
Fairfield, PA
17320
717-721-8800 http://rugs.tenthousandvillages.com/
Sat 8 10:00am-3:00pm Outdoors Fly Casting Clinic Enjoy a fly casting clinic at the Preserve. Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

1537 Mount Hope Road
Fairfield, PA
17320

717-642-5840 George Hammond, licensed Pennsylvania Fishing Guide, will help participants get to know the fly rod, entomology, fly selection, and casting techniques in the morning. After a brown bag lunch, everyone will head up to the pond for a chance to try out their new skills at catching some fish.

Preregistration is required for this program. The cost is $45.00 for members and $55.00 for non-members.

http://www.strawberryhill.org

Fri 14 4:30 &  6:00pm  

 

Educational

 

"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, for “An Evening with the Painting” 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 Museum and Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-339-2148 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 50 attendees. Single adult ticket price is $20 and youth ticket (age 6 to 12) is $10. This program begins in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center.

The 2014 program schedule is as follows: February 22 at 5:00 p.m.; March 22 at 5:00 p.m.; April 26 at 6:00 p.m.; May 23 at 6:00 p.m.; June 7 at 6:00 p.m.; July 5 at 6:00 p.m.; July 26 at 6:00 p.m.; August 16 at 6:00 p.m.; September 27 at 6:00 p.m.; October 11 at 6:00 p.m.; November 14 at 4:30 p.m. with a repeat show at 6:30 p.m.; and December 6 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

Fri 14 Begins at 5:30 pm Civil War Ball The President's 12th Annual Remembrance Day Dinner & Ball This year we will be hosting two Dinners and Balls, one each Friday and Saturday nights. Complete with a social hour and a three course dinner. Gettysburg Hotel
One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA
717-420-5145 Aside from the musicians, each evening will be completely different; different food, music, dances, dance masters, flowers and door prizes. The photographer will use different backdrops.

The Friday night event offers you the opportunity to start off the weekend with a flourish and also allows you to take in the other events in town on Saturday, such as the Illumination at the Cemetery.

The Saturday night event offers the capping of another Remembrance Day weekend with a grand celebration featuring dance master Susan de Guardiola before returning home the next day.

So go to our website for full details and to see the photos!

For more information and to register please contact John Newbold at 717-420-5145 or johngetysbg@aol.com.

http://www.remembrancedayball.com/
Sat 15 10:00am-4:30pm unless otherwise noted Educational Living History Demonstrations & Events Offered on various weekends April through November, these events are free and open to the public.  We hope you will stop by the Rupp House to experience these live demonstrations of how life, for both the soldier and private citizen, was lived during that turbulent time.  The Rupp House

451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 

717-338-1243 NOVEMBER 15-16: CSA Field Hospital

These demonstrations and events run from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

A complete schedule of these activities appears below. Events and times are subject to change. For more information, please call 717-339-2157 or bpowell@gettysburgfoundation.org

 

www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sat 15 1:00pm Parade Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies An annual event held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary.   (717) 232-7000 Civil War living history groups begins at 1:00pm.

http://www.suvcw.org/

Sat 15 5:30pm-9:30pm Tribute 12th Annual Remembrance Illumination The Gettysburg Foundation presents the 12th Annual Remembrance Illumination at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Soldier's National Cemetary
97 Taneytown Road
Gettysburg , PA
17325
717-339-2148 This solemn commemoration features a luminary candle on the grave of each Civil War soldier; candles are placed on graves by Friends of Gettysburg volunteers. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org or contact Ann Swade, aswade@gettysburgfoundation.org, 717-339-2148.

 
Sat 15 Begins at 5:30 pm Civil War Ball The President's 12th Annual Remembrance Day Dinner & Ball This year we will be hosting two Dinners and Balls, one each Friday and Saturday nights. Complete with a social hour and a three course dinner. Gettysburg Hotel
One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA
717-420-5145 Aside from the musicians, each evening will be completely different; different food, music, dances, dance masters, flowers and door prizes. The photographer will use different backdrops.

The Friday night event offers you the opportunity to start off the weekend with a flourish and also allows you to take in the other events in town on Saturday, such as the Illumination at the Cemetery.

The Saturday night event offers the capping of another Remembrance Day weekend with a grand celebration featuring dance master Susan de Guardiola before returning home the next day.

So go to our website for full details and to see the photos!

For more information and to register please contact John Newbold at 717-420-5145 or johngetysbg@aol.com.

http://www.remembrancedayball.com/
Sat 15 1:00-3:00pm Wine Home Wine Making Class Join winemaker, Michael Vorauer, as he walks you through the process of home winemaking. Adams County Winery

251 Peach Tree Road
Orrtanna, PA
17353

717-334-4631 Reservations are required. For only $25.00 per person, you will be provided with everything you need to make your own wine from a kit. Also, class members will receive 10% off all home-winemaking supplies purchased that day.

http://www.adamscountywinery.com

Sun 16 10:00am-4:30pm unless otherwise noted Educational Living History Demonstrations & Events Offered on various weekends April through November, these events are free and open to the public.  We hope you will stop by the Rupp House to experience these live demonstrations of how life, for both the soldier and private citizen, was lived during that turbulent time.  The Rupp House

451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 

717-338-1243 NOVEMBER 15-16: CSA Field Hospital

These demonstrations and events run from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

A complete schedule of these activities appears below. Events and times are subject to change. For more information, please call 717-339-2157 or bpowell@gettysburgfoundation.org

 

www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sun 16 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshop Craft Workshop - Holiday Paper Crafting Guests will be creating either holiday gift tags or cards during this workshop lead by Brandy of Elegantly Haunted. Adams County Winery

251 Peach Tree Road
Orrtanna, PA
17353

717-334-4631 Each guest will have a glass of wine to enjoy while working on their project.

$40 per person

http://www.adamscountywinery.com

Sun 16 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Crafts Holiday Food and Wine Pairing Class Guests will enjoy 5 small plates of food each themed around a different holiday. Adams County Winery

251 Peach Tree Road
Orrtanna, PA
17353

717-334-4631 Holiday plates will feature Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Each plate will be accompanied by a sample of both a red and white wine. During the meal a presentation will be given discussing how to sample and pair wines with food.

$45 per person

Reservations Required
 

http://www.adamscountywinery.com

Wed 19  9:30 am Dedication 151st Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address November 19, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, was formally designated as Dedication Day, by a joint resolution of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, on November 19, 1946. Gettysburg National Military Park

1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA
17325

 

717-334-1124 http://www.nps.gov/gett
Tue 25 6:30pm-9:00pm Wine Zumba, Sangria, & Skinny Jeans Zumba your way into skinny jeans and have a glass of wine while you do it! Hauser Estate Winery

410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA
17307
 

717-334-4888 Local instructor Sarah Isenberger will have you sweatin' your way into those skinny jeans! This event is held the last Tuesday of every month. The cost of a one hour class is $5. A two hour class from 6:30-8:30pm is available at a cost of $10.

A specialty glass of wine or hard cider from Hauser Estate Winery will be available for those interested for an additional $5.

Make sure to bring your water bottle, comfortable clothing and some good sneakers. For the winter and cold weather months class will be inside. Once the weather is warmer, zumba will take place outside amongst the vines on the Hauser concert stage or another knee-friendly surface (wooden deck or grassy area).

 

http://www.hauserestate.com

Thu 27 5 & 7 pm Holiday Candlelight Christmas Tour of the Shriver House Museum You are cordially invited to take a candlelight tour of the Shriver House Museum decorated for an 1860s Christmas, while hearing the story of the Shriver family and how the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War changed their lives forever. Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2800
Take a step back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated in the mid-1800s. Enter the 19th century home of George, Hettie, Sadie (7), and Mollie (5) Shriver as they prepare for the upcoming Christmas holidays. See the candle-laden Christmas tree in its place of honor on the parlor table as a fire roars in the fireplace of the handsome room decorated with hand-made holiday greenery. After hanging stockings on the mantle, the girls set out milk and cookies in anticipation of a visit from Santa Claus on that magical night. While soldiers faced the perils of the Civil War, Christmas offered a few moments of cheer that would help brighten the lives of those at home. Learn how families celebrated the holidays while fathers, sons, and husbands were separated from loved ones during this tragic time in American history.

Candlelight Christmas tours will begin on Thanksgiving evening, November 27th and continue Saturday evenings through December 20, 2014. For additional information on the Shriver House Museum or to make reservations for a Christmas tour, please call 717-337-2800.

Private tours for groups of ten or more are welcome anytime throughout the holiday season; reservations are required.


http://www.shriverhouse.org/

Candlelight_Christmas_Tour.html

Fri 28 Noon - 5; Candlelight tours at 5 & 7pm Holiday Candlelight Christmas Tour of the Shriver House Museum You are cordially invited to take a candlelight tour of the Shriver House Museum decorated for an 1860s Christmas, while hearing the story of the Shriver family and how the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War changed their lives forever. Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2800
Take a step back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated in the mid-1800s. Enter the 19th century home of George, Hettie, Sadie (7), and Mollie (5) Shriver as they prepare for the upcoming Christmas holidays. See the candle-laden Christmas tree in its place of honor on the parlor table as a fire roars in the fireplace of the handsome room decorated with hand-made holiday greenery. After hanging stockings on the mantle, the girls set out milk and cookies in anticipation of a visit from Santa Claus on that magical night. While soldiers faced the perils of the Civil War, Christmas offered a few moments of cheer that would help brighten the lives of those at home. Learn how families celebrated the holidays while fathers, sons, and husbands were separated from loved ones during this tragic time in American history.

Candlelight Christmas tours will begin on Thanksgiving evening, November 27th and continue Saturday evenings through December 20, 2014. For additional information on the Shriver House Museum or to make reservations for a Christmas tour, please call 717-337-2800.

Private tours for groups of ten or more are welcome anytime throughout the holiday season; reservations are required.


http://www.shriverhouse.org/

Candlelight_Christmas_Tour.html

Sat 29 Noon - 5; Candlelight tours at 5, 7 & 9pm Holiday Candlelight Christmas Tour of the Shriver House Museum You are cordially invited to take a candlelight tour of the Shriver House Museum decorated for an 1860s Christmas, while hearing the story of the Shriver family and how the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War changed their lives forever. Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2800
Take a step back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated in the mid-1800s. Enter the 19th century home of George, Hettie, Sadie (7), and Mollie (5) Shriver as they prepare for the upcoming Christmas holidays. See the candle-laden Christmas tree in its place of honor on the parlor table as a fire roars in the fireplace of the handsome room decorated with hand-made holiday greenery. After hanging stockings on the mantle, the girls set out milk and cookies in anticipation of a visit from Santa Claus on that magical night. While soldiers faced the perils of the Civil War, Christmas offered a few moments of cheer that would help brighten the lives of those at home. Learn how families celebrated the holidays while fathers, sons, and husbands were separated from loved ones during this tragic time in American history.

Candlelight Christmas tours will begin on Thanksgiving evening, November 27th and continue Saturday evenings through December 20, 2014. For additional information on the Shriver House Museum or to make reservations for a Christmas tour, please call 717-337-2800.

Private tours for groups of ten or more are welcome anytime throughout the holiday season; reservations are required.


http://www.shriverhouse.org/

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