Event Schedule

July 1, 2, & 3, 2017*

Saturday, July 1st

8:30 a.m. Gates Open and Your Living History Adventure Begins
9:00 a.m. The Federal Generals discuss their options for the Battle (Activities Tent 1)
9:30 a.m. Civil War Medicine-the good, the band and the ugly (Activities Tent 2)
10:00 a.m. The U.S. Christian Commission tells the story of their hardships. (Activities Tent 1)
10:30 a.m. General Robert E Lee and his wife discuss their lives together (Activities Tent 2)
11:00 a.m. Battle: The Ambush at Hunterstown (Cavalry Battle)
Live Mortar Fire Demonstration (Follows Battle)
12:00 p.m. Actor Patrick Falci talks about the making of the movie “Gettysburg” (Activities Tent 1)
12:30 p.m. Stories of the Spies of the Civil War (Activities Tent 2)
1:00 p.m. Period Music performed by the 46th Pennsylvania Brass Band (Activities Tent 1)
1:30 p.m. Civil War Medicine-the affects of Battle on Soldiers (Activities Tent 2)
2:00 p.m. The U.S. Christian Commission tells the story of their hardships (Activities Tent 1)
2:30 p.m. Period Music performed by the Second South Carolina String Band. (Activities Tent 2)
3:00 p.m. Rebekkah Lady and her friends discuss the civilian hardships from the Battle (Activities Tent 1)
3:30 p.m. Fife & Drum music performed by the BSA Venture Crew 1861 (Activities Tent 2)
4:00 p.m. Ghostly Tales of Historic Gettysburg told by Gettysburg Ghost Tours. (Activities Tent 1)
5:00 p.m. Battle: Perrin’s Attack – “The Capture of Seminary Ridge”
7:00 p.m. Period Music performed by the 46th Pennsylvania Brass Band (Activities Tent 2)

Youth Activities Tent and Area (Saturday)

10:00 a.m. – Coloring Contest
11:00 a.m. – Boys & Girls: Learning the game of Marbles, Making Church Dolls
12 Noon – Drill and Ceremonies followed by Battle of Capture the Flag
2:00 p.m. – Coloring Contest
3:00 p.m. – Boys & Girls: Learning the game of Marbles, Making Church Dolls

Sunday, July 2nd

8:30 a.m. Gates Open and Your Living History Adventure Begins
9:00 a.m. Attend a Period Worship Service (Activities Tent 1) or a Catholic Service (Activities Tent 2)
10:00 a.m. General Lee and his Generals ponder the success of the first day of battle (Activities Tent 1)
10:30 a.m. Stories of the Spies of the Civil War (Activities Tent 2)
11:00 a.m. Battle: Farnsworth’s Fatal Charge – (Cavalry Battle)
Cavalry Grand Review (After Battle with Photo Op)
Live Mortar Fire Competition (Follows Grand Review)
12:00 p.m. General Robert E Lee and his wife discuss their lives together (Activities Tent 1)
12:30 p.m. Actor Patrick Falci talks about the making of the movie “Gettysburg” (Activities Tent 1)
1:00 p.m. Period Music performed by the 46th Pennsylvania Brass Band (Activities Tent 1)
1:30 p.m. The Federal Generals discuss their options for the Battle (Activities Tent 2)
2:00 p.m. Ghostly Tales of Historic Gettysburg told by Gettysburg Ghost Tours. (Activities Tent 1)
2:30 p.m. Battle: The Wheatfield – “A Bloody Harvest” ( Includes Infantry, Artillery, and Cavalry Action)
Independence Day Salute (Artillery & Pyrotechnics)
3:30 p.m. Rebekkah Lady and her friends discuss the civilian hardships from the Battle (Activities Tent 2)
4:00 p.m. Civil War Wedding:   Share the Love & Joy as this Living History couple recite their vows. (Activities Tent 1)
4:15 p.m. “The Gettysburg Address” (Field)… Followed by a Photo Op with the 16th President
4:30 p.m. Period Music performed by the Second South Carolina String Band. (Activities Tent 2)
6:00 p.m. Civil War Religious Revival Service. (Activities Tent 1)
8:00 p.m. Reenactor’s Camp Dance with the 2nd South Carolina String Band. (Activities Tent 1)

Youth Activities Tent and Area (Sunday)

10:00 a.m. – Coloring Contest
11:00 a.m. – Boys & Girls: Learning the game of Marbles, Making Church Dolls
12 Noon – Drill and Ceremonies followed by Battle of Capture the Flag
2:00 p.m. – Coloring Contest
3:00 p.m. – Boys & Girls: Learning the game of Marbles, Making Church Dolls

Monday, July 3rd

8:30 a.m. Gates Open and Your Living History Adventure Begins
9:00 a.m. Period Music performed by the 46th Pennsylvania Brass Band (Activities Tent 1)
9:30 a.m. Rebekkah Lady and her friends discuss the civilian hardships from the Battle (Activities Tent 2)
10:00 a.m. Battle: Clash at Fairfield – (Cavalry Battle)
Live Mortar Fire Demonstration (Follows Battle)
11:00 a.m. General Lee and his Generals ponder the success of the first day of battle (Activities Tent 1)
11:30 a.m. Civil War Medicine-the good, the band and the ugly (Activities Tent 2)
12:00 p.m. Actor Patrick Falci talks about the making of the movie “Gettysburg” (Activities Tent 1)
12:30 p.m. Fife & Drum music performed by the BSA Venture Crew 1861 (Activities Tent 2)
1:30 p.m. Battle: Cushing’s Battery – “A Valiant Stand” (Segment of Pickett’s Charge)
2:30 p.m. Ghostly Tales of Historic Gettysburg told by Gettysburg Ghost Tours. (Activities Tent 1)

Youth Activities Tent and Area (Monday)

10:00 a.m. – Coloring Contest
11:00 a.m. – Boys & Girls: Learning the game of Marbles, Making Church Dolls
12 Noon – Drill and Ceremonies followed by Battle of Capture the Flag

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All reenactment activities are held at the reenactment site.

(965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg)

The Battles are narrated by Licensed Battlefield Guides.

* All events, times, speakers, and tent locations are subject to change.

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Last update 6/14/2017