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Children of Gettysburg 1863

Grand Opening: Children of Gettysburg 1863

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Time: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Price: Children (0-5)/Youth (6-12) Free/Friends of Gettysburg Members Free/Adult Non-members $7.50


Children of Gettysburg 1863®
451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA

Join us for the grand opening of the all-new interactive adventure for young historians Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Located at 451 Baltimore Street in downtown Gettysburg, Children of Gettysburg 1863 offers young visitors a hands-on history experience through the stories of the children, teens and young adults who lived here during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

Designed for families and children (grades K-5), the interactive adventure takes families on a journey through galleries such as Growing Up in GettysburgThe Soldiers are Coming, Surviving the Battle and Remembering Gettysburg. The interactive exhibits and experiences provide a history-based setting for creativity, discovery and learning.

Children of Gettysburg 1863 – Grand Opening, Sept. 4, 2021
A ribbon cutting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 9 a.m. in the side yard of Children of Gettysburg 1863 prior to opening its doors for visitors, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Young visitors to Children of Gettysburg 1863 can participate in the story scavenger hunt. The Carlisle Brass Band will be on-site in the side yard performing Civil War era music. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with living historians from Officers for The Union and Ladies for The Union in the side yard from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and again for a special Courtyard Chat at 8 p.m.

The new adventure will be open daily 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. beginning Saturday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 (Remembrance Day weekend). From Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, through March 31, 2022, the museum will open Thursday through Sunday, Noon until 5 p.m.

Children of Gettysburg 1863 is currently free for children/youth ages 12 and younger with a ticketed adult. Adult tickets (ages 13 and older) are available to purchase online at, by calling 877-874-2478, at the ticket counter inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and on-site at Children of Gettysburg 1863. Living history presentations and Courtyard Chats are offered free of charge.

To purchase tickets for Children of Gettysburg 1863 and tours, events and programs offered by the Gettysburg Foundation, call 877-874-2478 or visit

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