Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Price: Free shuttle tickets & Free admission
Shuttles depart Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike
The Gettysburg Foundation will host Family Day at Spangler, a free, one-day event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. The event offers free admission and the opportunity for the Adams County community and visitors to Gettysburg to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital.
Family Day at Spangler offers an educational day for families to experience and learn more about the history of the 80-acre historic site.
Living historians from the 105th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Detachment US Engineers will be on-site during the event. The 105th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry portrays a regiment in the Army of the Potomac Third Corps, which fought at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, in the Peach Orchard along the Emmitsburg Road. The living history group will display a Civil War encampment and a soldier’s equipment and pieces such as muskets, canteens and hats. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the living historians throughout the day.
Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC) will be on-site throughout the day. HGAC interprets the design, construction and use of this stunning expression of an iconic, vernacular architectural form—the Pennsylvania Bank Barn.
In the decades leading up to the fateful summer of 1863, and for well over 100 years afterwards, George Spangler’s Pennsylvania Bank Barn served as the hub of a thriving, active farm. Its restoration in the past decade—from a dilapidated structure in danger of collapse to a visage of its original glory—revived an important, tangible component of American history in its own right.
The family-friendly programming and offerings include the opportunity to:
Shuttles to the Family Day will depart from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center throughout the day. Free shuttle tickets are required and are available at the Ticket Counter inside the Museum & Visitor Center, online or by calling 877-874-2478.
Face coverings/masks continue to be required on all shuttle buses, consistent with TSA guidelines.