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History of the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital

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

Price: Free with your Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket | Single admission & shuttle tickets: 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 this weekend. The Gettysburg Foundation will present special programming on the history of the best surviving example of a corps-level field hospital from the Battle of Gettysburg.

Learn the history of the George Spangler Farm that was converted to a field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg for more than 1,900 wounded men – both Union and Confederate soldiers – and all that took place at this strategic location during the 1863 battle. The historic site has been meticulously restored and renovated, featuring original buildings from the battle. George and Elizabeth Spangler’s family was forever altered as their thriving family farm became a Civil War field hospital. Hear stories of the Spangler family and their experiences as they chose to remain on their property during the 1863 battle, witnessing the ongoing field hospital work that took place here.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Program Schedule

Sunday Special Programming

Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC) will be on-site on Sunday. 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.

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 during summer season weekends.

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 shuttle tickets, visit or call 877-874-2478.

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