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Battle of Gettysburg Family Programs


Time: Various Times


Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA

While all programs are family-friendly, these have been specifically developed for families with children ages 4 to 14 in mind.

10:00 A.M. – Family Program: “Build It, Paint It, Mold It” (45 Minutes)
Children ages 4 to 14, and their families, will learn about the battle action in and around the High-Water Mark on July 3, 1863 and will then have the opportunity to build the barn and other landscape features with Legos, paint the scene with water colors, or mold one of the nearby monuments with modeling clay.
Meet at Auto Tour Stop 15, The High-Water Mark.
Park on Hancock Avenue.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Hands-On History Experience
Stop by the Group Lobby of the Gettysburg NMP Visitor Center anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. for an interactive hands on experience.
Group Lobby, Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center.

Twilight Lantern Walk: The Aftermath of Pickett’s Charge (Co-sponsored by the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College)
Join National Park Service Interpreters for these special walks and discover the stories of those who offered up their lives upon these fields 160 years ago. Learn about who they were, why they served, and who they left behind.
8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Meet at the Virginia Memorial, Tour Stop 5.
Park on West Confederate Avenue.

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