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Summer Weekend of Living History

July 28 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 3:30 pm

Explore the historic George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the weekend, Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3:20 p.m.

Interact with living historians and learn about Civil War medicine, medical techniques, the role of surgeons and caregivers, soldiers’ experiences, the humanity of citizens, the Spangler family and the role of civilians during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Docents are available for questions.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Program Schedule

  • 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.     The Spangler Farm in 1863
  • 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.         An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

Sunday Special Programming

Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC) will be on-site on Sunday. HGAC interprets the design, construction and use of the stunning expression of an iconic, vernacular architectural form—the Pennsylvania Bank Barn. Representatives of HGAC discuss the George Spangler Farm’s restoration in the past decade—from a dilapidated structure in danger of collapse to a visage of its original glory—that revived this important, tangible component of American history.

Living History, July 28-30, 2023

  • 150th PA Volunteer Infantry “Bucktails” Co. C & K: Living historians portray two of four companies recruited from Crawford County, Pennsylvania, and the personnel who served in the Hospital Department during the Civil War.
  • Citizens of Gettysburg: Civilians, attired in authentic Victorian period clothing, recreate the experience of Civil War era civilians of Gettysburg and provide ‘first-person impressions.’

Admission to the historic site is included with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Visitors also have the option to purchase single shuttle tickets for admission to the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. Friends of Gettysburg members receive complimentary admission and shuttle tickets to the site.

Shuttles depart the Museum & Visitor Center Friday through Sunday every 20 minutes starting at 10 a.m. with the last shuttle departing the Museum & Visitor Center at 1:40 p.m. The last returning shuttle to the Museum & Visitor Center departs the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital at 3:20 p.m.

For information and admission/shuttle tickets, visit GettysburgFoundation.org or call 877-874-2478.


July 28 @ 10:00 am
July 30 @ 3:30 pm
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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325 United States
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