Registration Updates

ATTENTION REENACTORS!

155th Gettysburg Reenactment-July 5, 6, 7, & 8, 2018

Pre-registration closed.

Walk-ons will be allowed.

Event Location: 1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.

  – No Substitutions Allowed after June 15, 2018.

Registration Confirmation: You may confirm that your registration has been received by clicking on “Registered Reenactors” on this website. If you have any questions about your registration, please contact the Gettysburg Anniversary (GAC) by email gac4@comcast.net or call 717-338-1525.

Site Registration Hours of Operation:

All Reenactors

Wednesday, July 4th – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday, July 5th – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, July 6th – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 7th – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday July 8th – 8 a.m. to Noon

Sutlers/Vendors and Senior Command Staff Only*-Tuesday, July 3rd–8 a.m. to 8 p.m. *Senior Command Staff must be authorized, listed, and pre-approved

**Very Important Reenactor Information**

PASS & WRIST BAND REQUIRED:  All reenactors must check in at the site registration building (see site hours posted on this page) where you will be issued your Reenactor Car pass and Wrist Band for the event–your wrist band must be worn at all times during the event.  You must have valid I.D. to register. Each Reenactor is required to present their wrist band upon entering the Reenactor entrance.  Each person in a vehicle must have a wrist band or you will not be allowed entry.  If you do not have your car pass, or have forgotten or misplaced your pass, it will be necessary to return to registration for a replacement.  Please be considerate and respectful of gate personnel. They have a very difficult and necessary job so your cooperation, a smile, and thank you is always appreciated!

NO PETS: Pets are NOT allowed on site or in the parking areas.

EMS:  There will be a professional, fully staffed 24-hour EMS operation  staged near Activities tent two in the visitor area during the event.

CARS IN CAMP: One persistent and legitimate Reenactor complaint is that cars in the camp during the event significantly detracts from everyone’s experience. The solution is to simply be considerate, get unloaded and remove your vehicle immediately after unloading – then return and set-up.  Vehicles will only be allowed into camp during public hours with emergency permission. The emergency permission is obtained from US or CS command in writing. Military provosts will assist in enforcing this regulation.  Be advised that violating vehicles will be towed and impounded near the command center by event security and will then be released upon payment of $100 towing fee to cover cost of removal.  The vast majority of reenactors request and fully support this policy.

TRASH BAGS:  Every registered Reenactor will be provided with an individual trash bag at registration. Please respect the property owners who graciously allow us access to their beautiful farms. Reenactment sites are precious and we all want to be invited to return. If you place full trash bags in the area of the camp firewood piles they will be collected daily. For those camping in wooded areas total cleanup is especially critical prior to breaking camp.

FIREPITS:  These are working farms with hard working owners that are proud of their land. Farm equipment must travel on these fields. For the sake of courtesy and safety please carefully restore and repair any soil disturbance!

ICE: We provide  20 lb. bags of ice for $5.  We feel it prudent and informational to explain our cost reasoning as well as reenactment ice dynamics. Most events charge $3/4 for a small 8 lb. bag of ice. The cost of providing ice at an event in the middle of farm fields is extremely costly and keeps increasing;  but is essential.  Aside from the obvious cost of the product, there is transportation cost to site, a cost of renting freezer reefer trailers for the duration of event, a cost of hundreds of gallons of diesel to run the reefers and a cost of utility vehicles and personnel to distribute the ice. We recently observed our local Dollar General store selling 20 lb. bags of ice for $5.00 – without having to incur most of these expenses. Fuel and transportation cost are extremely impacting. It is more effective for us to purchase twenty pound bags and pass those savings on to you. Thus, it is our conclusion that a twenty pound bag of ice for $5 is simply a better deal for reenactors rather than an 8 pound bag of ice for $3/4. Ice will be available at registration and will be brought to the camps several times a day.

SHOWERS:  The Gettysburg YWCA has graciously agreed to make shower facilities for your convenience at the YWCA Recreation facility for a minimal $5 usage charge per person payable at the YWCA. The YWCA is located at 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Shower hours will be: Thursday, July 5 – 6AM-9PM; Friday, July 6 – 6AM-9PM; Saturday, July 7 – 7AM-4PM; Sunday, July 8 – 10AM – 4PM

CAMP DANCE:  Again this year, the 2nd South Carolina String Band will be conducting the dance on Saturday evening at 8 PM in Activities Tent #1.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES:  On Sunday morning at 9:00 Reverend Farley’s Civil War Period service will be conducted in Activities Tent #1 and a Catholic Civil War Mass in Activities Tent #2.

LOST & FOUND:  Please bring any lost & found items to the command center or go to the public address area.

FOOD & BEVERAGE:  There will be a large and diverse variety of food and beverages available during the event. Breakfast will be served daily beginning at 6am at the hay barn overhang near the visitor entrance.

SAFETY & SECURITY:  Both the command center and event security will operate 24 hours staffed by professional personnel. Security personnel, EMS staff, Reenactor parking staff and gate staff, as well as military command staff, have direct communication with the EMS and the command center in the event of an emergency or serious incident.  The Command Center phone number is 717-334-6111.

We sincerely thank you for your participation and hope you enjoy the weekend. We wish you safe travel to and from the event. Please be very conscious of the safety rules and regulations at all times during the event, as well as, your safety and the safety of others! Remember lets all look at for out for another – and if you see something say something!

GPS DIRECTIONS TO THE SITE1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325

FROM THE EAST: Route 30 West to US Route 15 North, to Hunterstown Exit, Route 394 West, (Shrivers Corner Road). Left on Shrivers Corner Road (approx. one mile) to left on Good Intent Road (South) follow signs to reenactor registration parking area.

FROM THE NORTH: Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) to exit 236 (US Route 15 South). Follow US Route 15 South to Hunterstown Exit, Route 394 West, (Shrivers Corner Road). Right on Shrivers Corner Road (Approx. one mile) to left on Good Intent Road (South) follow signs to reenactor registration parking area.

FROM THE SOUTH:  Follow US Route 15 North to Hunterstown Exit, Route 394, (Shrivers Corner Road). Left on Shrivers Corner Road (Approx. one mile) to left on Good Intent Road (South) follow signs to reenactor registration parking area.

FROM THE WEST: US Route 30 East to left on Herr’s Ridge Road, left on Biglerville Road (Pa Rte 34), right on Goldenville Road, right on Table Rock Road, follow signs to reenactor registration parking area.

FROM THE CENTER OF TOWN: Take Route 34 North (Carlisle Street) for approx 1 mile. Turn right onto Table Rock Road. Continue on Table Rock Road approx. 2 miles to Reenactor Registration on the right.

Last update: 7/2/18

 

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 Artillery Reenactors Please Note:

As of 12/14/17 the Artillery limit has been reached for the 155th Gettysburg Anniversary Reenactment with 75 Cannons Registered. No Additional Artillery Guns Can Be Accepted. Artillerymen are welcome and encouraged to fall in with other units to still enjoy the event.

Additional Information about the National 155th Gettysburg event will be posted on this page as soon as it becomes available.