Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC)
488 Blacksmith Shop Road
Join Historic Gettysburg-Adams County along with the Gettysburg Foundation for a unique insider view of the historic Spangler barn and farmstead. HGAC’s perspective on preserving historic barns and the Foundation’s expertise in presenting living history create a program filled with interesting stories around the 1863 battle and aspects of 19th century farm life. Learn about Spangler’s iconic Pennsylvania barn and its notable features from HGAC docents and hear living historians and reenactors depict various facets of the times.
The season opens on a special Family Day on Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and visitors can drive directly onto the farm property.
Beginning June 11, the HGAC barn program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. On those days, access to the farm is by shuttle only. Visitors can get shuttle tickets at the battlefield Visitor Center’s ticket counter. See the Gettysburg Foundation’s website for further specifics.
HGAC volunteers at Spangler discuss not only the history of barns in our region and their agricultural use, but also highlight specific information on the Spangler barn such as design considerations and construction techniques. The informational, child friendly, hands-on display at the barn has historical tools, model joinery and construction diagrams. Come find out some little-known facts about our barns and the many aspects of their utilization over time.