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The Night Before Gettysburg – Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station


Time: 7 p.m.


The Night Before Gettysburg – Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station
35 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA

To commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Actor/Playwright Chuck Johnson brings President Abraham Lincoln’s thoughts to life with “The Night Before Gettysburg,” a short, three-act play, that provides a peek into the 16th president’s state of mind as he put the finishing touches on his immortal “Gettysburg Address.”


Contrary to Lincoln’s own words, the Address continues to be long remembered nearly 160 years after delivered in war-torn Gettysburg. The night before he was to speak, on November 18, 1863, Lincoln painstakingly poured over his draft on the second floor of the David Wills House, right on Gettysburg’s town square.


Free public performances take place June 30, July 1, July 2, and July 3 at 7 p.m., staged at the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station’s outdoor, covered platform where he arrived in 1863, now home to Tickets to the Past – Unforgettable Journeys, 35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325.


Presented by Destination Gettysburg, performances occur rain or shine.


Upcoming Event Dates

Jun 30

Jul 01

Jul 02

Jul 03

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