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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 McPherson barn on July 1, 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 the McPherson Barn. Park on Stone and Meredith Avenues.

1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. 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 End of the First Day of Battle

Join National Park Service Interpreters for these special lantern walks and discover the stories of those who fought and died upon these fields 161 years ago.
8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Meet at the Howard Equestrian Statue, East Cemetery Hill.

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