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Ticket Policy

Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment Ticket Policy:

The annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment is exclusively an outdoor weather related event staged entirely in working farm fields. Like all outdoor events, the ability to perform, and critical public safety considerations can be affected by serious weather and turf conditions, which are beyond the control of organizers. Tickets are absolutely non-refundable and will only be honored for the postponement date.  The buyer acknowledges that by agreeing in the ticket buying process to the Advance Ticket Policy, that agreement constitutes a contract between the seller and buyer. The buyer acknowledges they understand the ticket policy and that tickets are non-refundable, and in case of an inability to perform, tickets will be honored only for the postponed date. In the unlikely event of a necessary and unavoidable postponement, the rescheduled dates for the 2019 will be July 26, 27, & 28. Up to the minute event status may be checked at anytime by logging onto www.gettysburgreenactment.com or you may contact us at GAC3@comcast.net.

Ticket Prices

General Admission: Includes entry to all battles, demonstrations, activities, and on site free parking (turf conditions permitting). General Admission does not include Seating. Bleacher Seating: is provided for an additional fee.
Adult Prices: – Ages 13 and up – Youth Prices: – Ages 6-12 (Under Age 6 – Free General Admission)

Ticket Prices

General Admission Bleacher Package
One Day Adult $29 $39
Youth $16 $26
Two Days Adult $49 $69
Youth $24 $44
Three Days Adult $69 $99
Youth #29 $59

Event Schedule

8:30 a.m. Gates Open & Your Adventure Begins.
9:00 a.m. Confederate Generals talk about their Gettysburg strategy.
10:00 a.m. The United States Christian Commission tell of their struggles to help the soldier.
11:00 a.m. BATTLE: Fearful Probe of Destiny (Cavalry)
12:00 p.m. Actor & Historian Patrick Falci talks about the making of the movie “Gettysburg.”
1:00 p.m. Live Mortar Fire Demonstration
1:00 p.m. Spies and the Pinkerton Agency talk about their Civil War successes.
2:00 p.m. Friends of Gettysburg presents - A Ladies 1860's Fashion Show.
3:00 p.m. US General makes his plans for the battle.
3:30 p.m. President Lincoln talks to his people about Hope & Freedom. (Youth Activities Tent)
4:00 p.m. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (Field) *
4:00 p.m. BATTLE: Inch by Inch – Buford’s Delay
4:30 p.m. BATTLE: Portrait of Hell – Barlow’s Knoll
*5:00 p.m. A photo opportunity with President Lincoln (Youth Activities Tent)
7:30 p.m. Concert by the 46th PA. Brass Band

Youth Activities Tent Schedule


9:00 a.m. Color a Civil War Picture.
10:00 a.m.  Learn about Soldiers Shaming Plates and make one of your own!
12:00 a.m. Experience the games kids played during the Civil War.
1:00 p.m. Learn to Drill with a Rifle like a Civil War Soldier.
2:00 p.m. Learn about Church Dolls and make one of your own!



8:30 a.m. Gates Open & Your Adventure Begins Again.
9:00 a.m. Union Generals talk of Victory.
10:00 a.m. General Lee and his wife discuss their military years.
11:00 a.m. BATTLE: Hampton at Hunterstown-Custer’s Charge (Cavalry)
12:00 p.m. Actor & Historian Patrick Falci talks about the making of the movie “Gettysburg.”
1:00 p.m. Live Mortar Fire Demonstration
1:00 p.m.  A Fife and  Drum presentation
2:00 p.m. Music by the Second South Carolina String Band
3:00 p.m. Attend a Civil War wedding and renew your personal vows.
3:30 p.m. President Lincoln talks to his people about Hope & Freedom. (Youth Activities Tent)
4:00 p.m. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (Field) *
4:00 p.m. BATTLE: Stemming the Tide – East Cemetery Hill
*5:00 p.m. A photo opportunity with President Lincoln (Youth Activities Tent)
6:00 p.m. A Old-Time Christian Revival by Rev Farley
8:00 p.m. Second South Carolina String Band Performs at the Reenactor’s Camp Dance

Youth Activities Tent Schedule

9:00 a.m. Experience the games kids played during the Civil War.
10:00 a.m.  Learn about Soldiers Shaming Plates and make one of your own!
12:00 a.m. Learn the Language of the Fans.
1:00 p.m. Learn to Drill with a Rifle like a Civil War Soldier.
2:00 p.m. Hear the story of Soldier Jack.
8:30 a.m. Gates Open & Your Adventure Begins Anew.
9:00 a.m. Attend a Period Worship Service with Pastor Farley
9:00 a.m. Attend our Catholic service at the Youth Tent
10:00 a.m. The United States Christian Commission tell of their struggles to help the soldier.
10:30 a.m. BATTLE: Farnsworth’s Fatal Charge (Cavalry)
11:00 a.m. Union Generals discuss the future
11:30 a.m. Live Mortar Fire Demonstration
12:00 p.m. Actor & Historian Patrick Falci talks about the making of the movie “Gettysburg.”
1:00 p.m. The Confederates smell Victory in the air.
2:00 p.m. President Lincoln talks to his people about Hope & Freedom. (Youth Activities Tent)
2:30 p.m. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (Field) *
2:30 p.m. BATTLE: Carnage Incarnate – Armistead at the Wall (Pickett’s Charge)
*3:30 p.m. A photo opportunity with President Lincoln (Youth Activities Tent)

Youth Activities Tent Schedule

9:45 a.m. Color a Civil War Picture
11:30 a.m. Hear the story of Soldier Jack
12:30 a.m. Learn about Church Dolls and make one of your own!

Battle Descriptions

Fateful Probe of Destiny (Cavalry Battle)

Early in the morning on July 1st Confederate General Henry Heth moved toward Gettysburg from Cashtown on the Chambersburg Pike in search of supplies. Heth’s entire division was mustered for the march when one of his brigade’s had returned and reported a sizeable force of Union cavalry near Gettysburg. After exchanging a few shots with the Union cavalry near Marsh Creek, Heath believed he may be facing some local militia and a small Union force as he approached Herrs Ridge, Willoughby Run, McPherson’s Ridge, and Seminary Ridge. This belief was short-lived. Heath discovered the Rebels were facing General Buford’s cavalry who had been sent forward to McPherson’s Ridge and to Willoughby Run in order to stall the Confederate advance. Colonel William Gamble’s brigade of Buford’s division, supported by Lieutenant. John H. Calef’s U.S. Battery with their breech loading carbines, did a fine job of delaying the Confederate approach. The Rebels were stalled – but only for a short period. The intense fighting of the First Day was just beginning. Experience this exciting cavalry action at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5th at the 156th Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment.

Inch by Inch - Buford's Delay

Desperation hung in the air the morning of July 1st, 1863 as Union General John Buford surveyed the field before him. Approaching to his front were the brigades of General Henry Heath’s division, AP Hill’s Corps. He knew the high ground just south of town would be a formidable position for either army, but could be disastrous for the Union if the Confederates took it. To protect it, his only option was to fight a delaying action, “inch by inch” as he vowed in a dispatch calling for reinforcements to General John F. Reynolds.


By slowly giving ground, Buford could buy time for the Union infantry’s arrival.  He had dismounted his cavalry division some 2,748 troopers, but faced more than double his number, some 7,600 Confederate soldiers and knew he could not hold his position long as additional confederate infantry would soon arrive. General Reynolds had begun the march to Gettysburg earlier that morning with his First Corps and was followed by the Eleventh Corps of Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard. On Seminary Ridge from the cupola of Schmucker Hall, General Buford was watching his men being pushed back from Willoughby Run when General John Reynolds, riding ahead of his First Corps coming up in support, he asked Buford if he could hold out until his troops arrived. “The Devil’s to Pay”, exclaimed Buford. Then he simply replied, “I reckon I can.”


As the lead Confederate brigades formed their battle lines at approximately 7:30 am, Lieutenant Marcellus E. Jones of the 8th Illinois Cavalry, raised his carbine and with a single shot, opened the three days of the bloodiest battle of the war.  At the end of the First Day’s battle, locations west of Gettysburg such as Herrs Ridge, McPherson’s Woods, Willoughby Run, The Railroad Cut, Iverson’s Pits, Oak Hill, Schmucker Hall, and Seminary Ridge would be etched into American history. The Union forces were eventually driven back through the town, but the First Day delaying action that held the line gave Union reinforcements enough time to arrive and secure the strategic advantage on Cemetery Ridge. Experience this exhilarating “Inch by Inch” action as this two-part First Day battle begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5th, at the 156th Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment.

Portrait Of Hell - Barlow's Knoll

With the battle raging at McPherson’s Ridge, fresh troops began pouring on the field. Confederate General Richard Ewell arrived with his Corps from the north in position to threaten the federal army’s right flank, held by General Oliver Howard’s Eleventh  Corps. General Howard who now commanded all Union forces on the field had hours earlier assumed command following the fatal wounding of General John Reynolds. Recognizing his right flank was in danger, Howard sent two divisions commanded by Major General Carl Schurz. Schurz’s Second Division, temporarily commanded by Brigadier General Alexander Schimmelfennig, and the First Division under the command of Brigadier General Francis Barlow--both were small divisions composed of two brigades each. On July 1st, 1863, General Carl Schurz of the Eleventh Corps had a difficult defensive problem. Schurz had only four brigades to cover the wide expanse of featureless farmland north of town.


Schurz ordered Schimmelfennig to form to the right and Barlow to attach to his left. Barlow observed high ground to his front and moved 800 yards north to occupy it. Barlow’s movement created a bulge outward toward Confederate General Doles’ Brigade of Rhodes’ Division and Gordon’s Brigade of Early’s Division. With Barlow’s  position exposed to attack on three sides, Doles and Gordon surged foward. General Barlow’s command was overwhelmed. As Union reinforcements attempted to move forward and stabilize the Federal Line, Colonel Wladimir Krzyzanowski described the scene as a “portrait of hell!” At the same time the Georgians under Doles launched a synchronized assault with Gordon.


The defenders of Barlow's Knoll targeted by Gordon were 900 men of von Gilsa's brigade. The men of the 54th and 68th New York held out as long as they could, but eventually were overwhelmed. Then the 153rd Pennsylvania succumbed. General Barlow, attempting to rally his troops, was shot in the side and captured laying the foundation for the historic Barlow/Gordon incident. Barlow's second brigade, under Ames, came under attack by Doles and Gordon. Both Union brigades conducted a disorderly and hasty retreat to the south through the town of Gettysburg to Cemetery Ridge.


Experience part-two of this First Day action swinging from Seminary Ridge to Barlow's Knoll at 4:30 p.m. on Friday July 5th, at the Gettysburg 156th Anniversary Civil War Reenactment.

Hampton at Hunterstown - Custer's Charge (CavalryBattle)

Hunterstown, four-miles northeast of Gettysburg, was the scene of a relatively small, but significant engagement on July 2nd, 1863, at the height of the Battle of Gettysburg. It has come to be known as the North Cavalry Field. Union Brigadier Generals E. Farnsworth and George A. Custer were in search of the left rear of the Confederate forces. Confederate Brigadier. General Wade Hampton moved into place on the Hunterstown Road to block any Union efforts to maneuver behind Lee's lines. Custer and Hampton met at 4:00 p.m. and the fight continued until 11:00 a.m. thanks to Custer's plan to trap Hampton's troops on the road. The battle was strategically important because it prevented the Confederates from taking a position behind the Union lines.


It all began with a young, and just promoted, 23 year-old General George Armstrong Custer ordering elements of the 6th and 7th Michigan cavalry to dismount and move south on foot beyond and below the ridge, along both sides of the Hunterstown Road east of Gettysburg. These troops, hidden by the wheat fields, inconspicuously moved forward to the Felty Farm where the units marksmen took cover in the large bank barn on the west side of the road. The Felty’s barn was large enough to conceal Lieutenant A.C.M. Pennington’s 2nd U.S. Battery. Meanwhile the men of the 7th Michigan formed undetected in the tall wheat east of the Hunterstown Road, to form a cross fire with the 6th Michigan.


Custer had set the perfect trap.  He led approximately sixty mounted men from Company A of the 6th Michigan on a daring charge toward the Confederates. Since the Hunterstown Road is tightly flanked on both sides with post and rail fences, it is impossible for more than one company to move along the road at a gallop. Realizing this, Custer had Company ‘A’, act as a small shock force and established contact with the Confederate Cavalry.  After smacking them around and getting their fight up, Custer retreats drawing the southerners with him in pursuit. As the retreat ensued, Custer drew the Confederate cavalry back north towards the ambush that was waiting east and west of the Hunterstown Road at Felty’s farm. The horses of Cobb’s Legion raced in the summer air, nose to tail with Company A, up the narrow Hunterstown Road, all-the-while bouncing between the fences which hemmed them in. They were so caught up in the chase that they fell like a hungry mouse right into the trap; which was released on them as soon as Custer’s cavalry cleared the waiting crossfire.


The action robbed the Confederate left flank of protection. While Hampton fended off Custer, another brigade stepped in to shield against the threat from other Union cavalry. If not for the Battle of Hunterstown, approximately 2,129 more Confederate infantry may have fought in that evening's battles for Culp's Hill and East Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg. Experience the thrill of thundering hooves, the whinny of horses, and the shouts of cavalry commands while viewing Hampton at Huntertown-Custer's Charge at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 6th at the 156th Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment.

Stemming the Tide - East Cemetery Hill

On July 1st, the outnumbered Federal forces that retreated from the fields west and north of town arrived on Cemetery Hill, the position chosen by Union Eleventh Corps General Oliver O. Howard as the rallying point for the Union army. General George Meade sent Major General Winfield S. Hancock to take command of the Federal forces in Gettysburg until Meade could arrive. General Hancock ordered that the Federal line be extended right to Culp’s Hill and left to Cemetery Ridge.

After pursuing the Federal forces through the town of Gettysburg on the afternoon of July 1, Ewell was ordered by Lee to “press those people and secure the hill.” Due to the fact that Rodes' and Early’s divisions were exhausted from fighting earlier in the day, and Johnson was not expected to arrive until nightfall, Ewell delayed attacking Cemetery and Culp’s Hill--this would prove to be a strategic blunder.

Ewell’s demonstration against East Cemetery Hill on July 2nd began at 4:00 p.m. at the sound of Longstreet’s guns on Seminary Ridge. The four batteries on Benners Hill, 1400 yards from East Cemetery Hill, were commanded by 20-year-old Major Joseph W. Latimer. The Confederates well directed fire provided deadly results to Federal forces on East Cemetery Hill for approximately three hours. But the overpowering firepower from Union positions on Cemetery and Culp’s Hill soon shattered many of Latimer’s batteries and forced the remnants to retire out of range.

Dusk was approaching on July 2nd when the Confederates under General Johnson attacked the thin Union line. Although Union reinforcements were sent back to reinforce Greene by Wadsworth, Howard, and Hancock, the Confederates under Stuart finally drove the defenders out from many of their trenches after fierce hand to hand combat. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on the second day the fighting ceased due to darkness.

At 4:30 a.m. on July 3rd, five Union batteries opened up a deadly fire on Johnson’s position that had been bolstered by Rodes and Early. Because of inferior positions and dense woods Johnson’s artillery could not effectively counter fire. The artillery fire ceased in approximately half an hour, and the Confederates renewed their assault toward reinforced and fortified Union positions on this critical third day. Johnson’s troops attacked three times and each attack failed. For seven long hours the battle continued with tremendous carnage as Confederate forces attempted to sweep up the densely wooded hill. By counterattacking two Federal brigades finally pushed Stuart’s men out of their captured fortifications. At 11:00 a.m. the Confederates gave up the field after suffering terrible losses. Johnson lost thirty percent of his division while the Federal losses on Culp’s Hill were only eight percent due to superior defensive numbers and fortifications. It is a fateful irony that Wesley Culp of the 2nd Virginia fell at a place overlooking the home where he was born.

The artillery and infantry action at Gettysburg on Culp’s and East Cemetery Hill was a critical and deadly encounter that raged on for two days. Experience the thunder, smoke and fire of the artillery, at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6th at the 156th Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment.

Farnsworth's Fatal Charge (Cavalry Battle)

A tragic footnote to the carnage at Gettysburg occurred in the farm fields and woods to the south of Big Round Top. Newly appointed Brigadier General Elon Farnsworth had received his promotion on June 29th just prior to the Battle of Hanover. On the afternoon of July 3rd Farnsworth led his brigade of Union troops into his first and last battle at Gettysburg. Farnsworth was ordered by General Meade, through General Kilpatrick, to make what turned out to be a hopeless charge with the 1st Vermont cavalry, into the rear of Confederate General John B Hood’s division. Most of the 1st Texas was in a strong position in a ravine behind two stone and rail fences.


Upon receiving the orders from Kilpatrick, Farnsworth spoke with emotion “General, do you mean it? Shall I throw my handful of men over rough ground, through timber, against a brigade of infantry"? Kilpatrick said, “A handful! You have the four best regiments in the army.” Farnsworth answered, “You forget, the 1st Michigan is detached, the 5th New York you have sent beyond call, and I have nothing left but the 1st Vermont and the 1st West Virginia, regiments fought half to pieces. They are too good to kill.” Kilpatrick turned greatly excited and said, “do you refuse to obey my orders? If you are afraid to lead the charge I will lead it.” Farnsworth reportedly rose in his stirrups, leaned forward with his saber half drawn and cried “Take that back"! Kilpatrick rose defiantly, but repentantly, and said, “I did not mean it, forget it.” For a moment nothing was spoken. Then Farnsworth spoke, “General, if you order the charge I will lead it, but you must take the awful responsibility.”


As they advanced, Farnsworth’s men received the concentrated fire of three lines of Confederates, from the front, and both flanks, as they attempted to overcome the strong Confederate positions behind the fences. Farnsworth made it to the first fence where his horse was shot out from under him and killed. Farnsworth quickly mounted another horse and dashed on. He was found on July 5th where he fell-- just beyond the second fence pierced by five bullets. The number of Federal cavalry that rode in the charge totaled about 300. There were 65 causalities, and 120 were taken prisoner.


Captain Harry Parsons of Company L, 1st Vermont accompanied Farnsworth that day. Upon returning to the same location fifty years later on July 3rd, 1913, Parson said, “Each man felt that he was summoned to a ride of death.” Experience this exciting and historic cavalry and infantry battle at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 7th at the 156th  Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment.

Pickett’s Charge.” Just the mention of those two words brings forth a flood of visual and sensory perceptions. Steaming humidity, ripe rye fields, lush green pastures, thundering cannon, suffocating smoke, and row upon row of Confederate soldiers advancing across open fields into the face of a Federal inferno on Cemetery Ridge.


At precisely 1:07 p.m. – a field piece from the Washington Artillery posted near the Peach Orchard, then opened up the greatest cannonade in the annals of American history. It was a signal for the entire Confederate artillery line to let loose their terrific blast--it was a volcanic eruption for almost two hours with the Confederate artillery pounding the Federal position on Cemetery Ridge in an attempt to soften the Federal center for the pending frontal assault. Correspondent Samuel Wilkenson of the New York Times was at Meade’s headquarter and reported, “the Confederate shells burst and screamed as many as six a second and made a very hell of a fire that amazed the older officers – men were cut in two, and horses died still fastened by their halters.” It is difficult to even comprehend 140 Confederate guns and 100 Federal guns belching fire, smoke, destruction, and death.


Approximately two hours later Colonel Porter Alexander observed from his position near the Peach Orchard that the Federal guns had slackened fire and his own supply of ammunition was running low. He sent word to Pickett who in turn rode over to Longstreet, who had persistently opposed Lee’s plan. Longstreet merely nodded approval and Picket saluted saying, “I am going to move forward sir.” With those words spoken, the Confederate infantry, three divisions totaling 12,000 men, majestically advanced from the woods on Seminary Ridge across the open valley toward 6,000 troops on Cemetery Ridge. Because General Hunt had earlier ordered a partial cessation of Federal guns, to cool them and conserve ammunition, the Confederates were received by a fearful hurricane of missiles that included solid shot, shrapnel, spherical-case, shell, canister, and every other invention of warfare at the time.


At a terrible cost in human life, the Federal line was broken at the Copse of Trees when determined Confederate forces crashed into Union troops at the Angle and forced them back over the ridge. For a moment of high suspense, victory hung trembling in the balance. Union troops under Webb, Harrow, Hays, Cushing, and Stannard swiftly rose to the challenge and repulsed the Confederate assault to the heart of the Union. The Battle of Gettysburg was over.


Brigadier General Lewis Armistead led his brigade to the farthest point reached by Confederate forces during the charge, a point now referred to as the High-Water Mark of the Confederacy.  He and his men were overwhelmed and he was wounded and captured by Union troops. Armistead died in a field hospital two days later.

The Copse of Trees or The Angle unquestionably became the symbolic High Tide of the Confederacy. Experience this epic action at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday July 7th at the 156th Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment.

Helpful Hints

No pets are allowed on site or in the parking areas.

Arrive Early – at least 2 hours before battles begin. We recommend that you arrive early (gates open at 8:30 a.m.) and plan to spend the day.  There is plenty to see and do all over the site. Traffic peaks just prior to the battle times and is also heavy after the battles (especially Pickett’s Charge). Try not to make any commitments in town or “off site” immediately following the battles. Anticipate delays and consider staying on site to relax and enjoy the live period music or stroll through the camps,  sutler, and food areas following the battles.

Wear and bring sunscreen with you. Be sure to wear light-colored clothing, hats, comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring the bottle of sunscreen with you; it wears off after 2 hours. Early August is typically hot and sunny in Gettysburg.

Sun umbrellas may be used right up until the guns can be heard, marking the start of the reenactment. They must be lowered at that time.

General Admission Tickets (Required) admit you into the reenactment site, all activities and demonstrations for the day. The viewing area that is included in your general admission ticket at no additional charge is ground level and you are permitted to bring a lawn chair, or stand to watch the battles and field demonstrations.  You will be able to see the battles, but you won’t have the advantage of being elevated, which helps if there are spectators seated/standing in front of you. You are guaranteed an unobstructed view in the bleachers. Viewing spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis—arrive early if you intend to set up your chair near the front.

Note: Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

Bleacher Seating (Optional) The bleacher seating (additional fee) offers the best view possible for the battles and demonstrations.  Bleacher tickets cannot be purchased without a general admission ticket. Seating is first come, first served. The seating is not shaded. The bleachers will open one hour before each battle and must be vacated after each battle for security, inspection, and maintenance—the battles last approximately one hour. The bleacher seating is limited. Order your tickets while there is still seating available. There will be troop movement over the entire field; everyone will see some distant as well as close-up action. Bringing a pair of binoculars will help you see in the distance.Your tickets are good for the entire day. The bleacher seating tickets are for the battles and field demonstrations; your general admission ticket gives you access to all of the other events i.e. the activities tents; the living history village, etc.  Seating is provided inside the activities tents. There are shade tents throughout the site.

Video/Film equipment may not be used in any of the spectator areas if it requires a tripod or is shoulder held, such as larger camcorders. ONLY hand-held recorders can be used in spectator areas. No one may stand in front of lawn chair areas for filming and of course, you may not walk out on the Battlefield at any time to take photos. Umbrellas must be lowered during battles. Interpretation of these guidelines is the exclusive right of the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee (GAC) and its staff.

Young children are often afraid of very loud noises and being close to the cannons can be a scary experience for kids under 5 years old. Cotton helps dull the noise and may be a good idea for anyone near the big guns.

Strollers are permitted on the event site but may have a more difficult time maneuvering on this farm ground. Strollers are not permitted in the grandstands; however, stroller parking is available under the grandstands. The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee and its staff assume no liability for strollers and other personal property left unattended under the grandstands or any other location on the event site.

Handicap Parking is available at the event site. There are also golf cart shuttles that can transport individuals with mobility issues from the ticket booth to the spectator/seating area. Most event activities are fairly close in proximity. Please be aware the Gettysburg Reenactment takes place on open farm fields and the terrain will be bumpy in some areas.

Bicycles may be ridden to the parking areas, but not on site. We do not provide security for bicycles and advise against bringing them, but this is your decision.

As a safety precaution for all persons attending the event NO backpacks, cooler or large bags will be permitted through the event gates. Please leave these items at home or in your vehicle so you do not have to return them to your vehicle. We understand that you may need to carry certain personal items–in a small open-type bag with straps usually works best. All carry items including camera cases will be subject to search by security prior to entering the event. Please allow extra time so we can enhance your safety! The organizers of the event have the right to refuse entry to any person refusing such an inspection.

Food & Beverages  There will be a variety of foods and beverages available for purchase at the reenactment site, such as, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pulled pork BBQ, Italian sausage, pit beef, pit ham, French fries, fresh fruit, water, sodas, lemonade etc.

Directions & Maps

GPS LOCATION: 965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg

General Directions From Route US 15: Take the Steinwehr Avenue exit. Go North on Steinwehr Avenue (Business Rt. 15 North) 200 yards. Turn Left onto Bull Frog Road – go approx. 1.5 mile. Turn Right onto Pumping Station Road. Continue on Pumping Station Road to Reenactment Site.

Directions From Center of Town: Take Steinwehr Avenue South (Business Route 15 South) approx. 1.5 mile to Millerstown Road. Turn right onto Millerstown Road. Cross over Confederate Ave at stop sign. Continue straight on Millerstown Road past Eisenhower Nat’l Historic Site (road name changes to Pumping Station Road) Continue on Pumping Station Road to the reenactment site – 965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg.

(The reenactment site is approximately 3 1/2 miles South from the center of town)

Questions?  Please Call The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee – 717-338-1525