Time: 10 a.m.-Noon | 1-3 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
The Gettysburg Foundation is pleased to offer educational programming for children/youth throughout the summer at its interactive children’s history museum, Children of Gettysburg 1863®. In addition to the interactive exhibits, area residents and visitors to Gettysburg can experience history through this special summer program series inside the children’s history museum located at 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pa.
Beginning June 20, 2023, on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 10, 2023, from 10 a.m. until noon and 1 until 3 p.m., children/youth ages 8-12 along with their parent, guardian or care giver can participate in the Mommy & Me Summer Program Series. Ticket holders can interact with local historians, Danza Antiqua, who will present a series of historical art activities enjoyed by children and adults during the Civil War era. Items will include handmade dolls, Civil War era hand quilting, Native American beading, Pennsylvania Dutch hand touch embroidery, bobbin lace, hand knitting and Pennsylvania German fractur. The series offers participants the opportunity to view demonstrations, try practical activities that are available each day and learn the history and traditional methods of each fiber art. Guests can take information with them to continue the featured art forms at home.
Space is limited during each session that will take place inside the museum. Registration is not required. The Mommy & Me Summer Program Series is free with a ticket for the museum adventure.
During a visit to Children of Gettysburg 1863®, families and children are introduced to Gettysburg and its significance while supporting a new generation of young learners on an interactive start to a lifetime of learning, inspiration and creativity. The museum adventure introduces visitors to children, teens and young adults who lived in and near Gettysburg during and after the Battle of Gettysburg through interactive exhibits, hands-on activities and the experiences of those children and teens from 1863. Visitors have the opportunity to experience history as they journey through the galleries and hear first-hand accounts from numerous young residents of the time.
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 GettysburgFoundation.org/Children-of-Gettysburg-1863, at the Ticket Counter inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and on-site.