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Life of a Civil War Soldier: Special Education Event for the Visually-Impaired

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Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Price: Free of charge | Pre-registration required


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

Gettysburg National Military Park starts the new year with events for families with special learners. Join us for “Life of a Civil War Soldier” for the Visually-Impaired, Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 until 11 a.m. The program begins in the Ford Education Center inside the Museum & Visitor Center.


Youth and families can explore the material environment and sounds of a typical Civil War soldier camp through bugle calls and other music, hands-on history stations and a visit to a battlefield farm used as a general’s headquarters and field hospital. Sensory keepsake bags transport the learning and inspiration back home.


The event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required to attend by emailing the National Park Service at Gettysburg’s education team at


Participants are invited to also attend the free Saturday morning Reading Adventures programs at 11 a.m. in the theater at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.


For more information on this and other family focused programming at Gettysburg National Military Park, visit or email

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