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George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital Summer Season Closing Weekend

Last Date:

Time: 10 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Price: Free with your Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket | Single admission & shuttle tickets only: Adults/$9.75, Youth/$4.75, Children/Free


Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA

Explore the historic George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the summer season 2023 closing weekend, Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3:20 p.m.

Interact with living historians and learn about Civil War medicine, medical techniques, the role of surgeons and caregivers, soldiers’ experiences, the humanity of citizens, the Spangler family and the role of civilians during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Docents are available for questions.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Program Schedule

  • 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.     The Spangler Farm in 1863
  • 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.      An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

Sunday Special Programming

Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC) will be on-site. HGAC interprets the design, construction and use of the stunning expression of an iconic, vernacular architectural form—the 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.

Living History, Aug. 11 – 13:

  • 136th New York State Volunteers: Regimental field hospital based in Charlotte, North Carolina, demonstrates surgeries, nursing techniques and duties, with the use of mannequins and period instruments. Featured: Dr. Bleecker Hovey’s surgeon kit actually used at the George Spangler Farm in 1863–still intact after 159 years.
  • Company H, 119th N.Y. Volunteers Historical Association: A non-profit organization founded in 1980, living historians portray the original company organized in August 1862. Through interpretation for the benefit and education of the public, the Association researches, preserves and disseminates the history and service of Company H in the American Civil War, including the social heritage of its men and their families on Long Island.
  • The Healing: Conversations Between Nurses North and South: A unique and moving portrayal of women who pioneered professional nursing and served during the American Civil War. True accounts based on diaries and first-person references reflect the profound impact these Civil War nurses had on the soldiers they treated that went beyond the battles and the war.

Admission to the historic site is included with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Visitors also have the option to purchase single shuttle tickets for admission to the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. Friends of Gettysburg members receive complimentary admission and shuttle tickets to the site.

Shuttles depart the Museum & Visitor Center Friday through Sunday every 20 minutes starting at 10 a.m. with the last shuttle departing the Museum & Visitor Center at 1:40 p.m. The last returning shuttle to the Museum & Visitor Center departs the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital at 3:20 p.m.

For information and admission/shuttle tickets, visit or call 877-874-2478.

Visit and follow the Gettysburg Foundation’s social media channels for upcoming announcements on special events planned for August, September and October at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital.

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