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Juneteenth Commemoration

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Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Special Storytime 1 p.m.

Price: Free with your ticket to the museum adventure | Admission tickets free for children/youth (ages 12 and younger) with a ticketed adult


Children of Gettysburg 1863
451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA

There is so much to see, do and explore at Children of Gettysburg 1863®. Juneteenth is an excellent time to experience the adventure in Gettysburg’s most family-friendly children’s history museum. Enjoy adventurous family-friendly programming and activities in commemoration of this important day. Learn about the significance of the holiday and hear stories about the lives of historic Black citizens of Gettysburg. Ticket holders can enjoy a special story time of “Opal Lee and What it Means to be Free” written by Alice Fay Duncan inside the museum at 1 p.m.

The interactive children’s history museum tells the engaging stories of children, teens and young adults who lived in and near the town of Gettysburg during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Visitors have the opportunity to experience history as they journey through the galleries and hear first-hand accounts from numerous young residents from 1863 such as William Bayly, Albertus McCreary, Sadie Bushman and Tillie Pierce.

The event activities are free with a ticket to Children of Gettysburg 1863®. Admission tickets are currently free for children/youth ages 12 and younger when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets are available by phone, 717-334-2436, online at, at the Ticket Counter inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and on-site at Children of Gettysburg 1863® located at 451 Baltimore Street in downtown Gettysburg.

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