Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Price: Free and open to the public
Gettysburg Foundation Professional Leadership Development
George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, 488 Blacksmith Shop Road
It’s Fall Family Day at Spangler, a free day of history and exploration at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, featuring family-friendly programming and the last opportunity for the public to visit the historic site this year.
Presented during the Columbus Day weekend, families can enjoy a unique autumn visit to the George Spangler Farm. Offering free admission and the opportunity for the Adams County community and visitors to Gettysburg to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, Fall Family Day at Spangler provides an educational day for families and those who enjoy history to experience and learn about the history of the 80-acre farm suddenly transformed into a Civil War field hospital in July 1863.
Historians from Civil War Historical Impressions are on-site during the event. Living historians portray Union and Confederate soldiers, Gettysburg civilians, generals and surgeons. Guests have the opportunity throughout the day to walk through the encampments and see history come alive.
Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC) presents information on historic barn preservation throughout the day. HGAC interprets the design, construction and use of this stunning expression of an iconic, vernacular architectural form—the Pennsylvania Bank Barn.
Visitors may drive directly to the property located at 488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg, and park on-site.