Yes we have a famous battlefield to tour by car, bicycle, horseback, and even on foot but we boast a wealth of activities beyond those historic acres.
With adventures to suit every budget, Gettysburg and Adams County businesses offer plenty of packages to help visitors create their dream vacations.
Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide, author and historian, on the platform for an exclusive "after-hours" program of the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.
Explore the history of the genre of cycloramas and the history of the Gettysburg Cyclorama in this behind-the-scenes program. “An Evening with the Painting” presentation covers the fascinating creation of this piece of art, the rich symbolism found in the painting and an interesting discussion on the extensive conservation effort. Enjoy additional time on the viewing platform to observe in full light the remarkable, close-up details and distant battle scenes of the painting. Journey under the diorama to see how the illusion comes to life. There will be time for a question and answer session. Photography is welcomed.
This special program lasts about two hours and is limited to 40 attendees. Single adult ticket price is $25 and youth ticket (ages 6 to 12) is $10. The program begins in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center in the Museum & Visitor Center.
The program will also be offered on select dates throughout 2020. For upcoming dates and times and to order tickets, visit GettysburgFoundation.org or call the Reservations Department at 877-874-2478.