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Family Day at Spangler

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Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Gettysburg Foundation Professional Leadership Development
George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, 488 Blacksmith Shop Road
Gettysburg, PA

Join the Gettysburg Foundation for Family Day at Spangler, a free, one-day event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. Offering free admission and the opportunity for the Adams County community and visitors to Gettysburg to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field HospitalFamily 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. Presented during the Labor Day weekend, families can enjoy a late summertime visit to explore the historic site.

Living historians are on-site during the event. Guests have the opportunity to interact throughout the day with living historians from:

Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC) presents information on historic barn preservation. HGAC interprets the design, construction and use of the iconic Pennsylvania Bank Barn. Representatives of HGAC discuss the George Spangler Farm’s restoration in the past decade—from a dilapidated structure in danger of collapse to a visage of its original glory—that revived this important, tangible component of American history.

The family-friendly programming and offerings include the opportunity for visitors to hear stories about the civilian role during and after the battle. Learn about the Spangler family. Explore Civil War era medicine. Learn about the Letterman System and its use during the battle. See a reproduction Civil War Wheeling (Rosecrans) ambulance. Enjoy a local favorite treat with Mr. G’s old-fashioned ice cream.

Visitors to the special Family Day at Spangler event may drive directly to the property located at 488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg, and park on-site.

Remember, the event is free and open to the public.

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