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World War I Weekend

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Time: 9 a.m.


Eisenhower National Historic Site
Entrance off Emmitsburg Road, past West Confederate Ave., 250 Eisenhower Farm Road
Gettysburg, PA

Join the National Park Service and several partnering organizations to commemorate the U.S. role in World War I with interactive living history and exhibits, as well as ranger guided tours and programs.

Over 4 million Americans served in uniform during World War I, with over 100,000 losing their lives during the conflict. In the spring of 1918, Captain Dwight Eisenhower arrived in Gettysburg, PA to command a new tank training camp. While Eisenhower never saw action in Europe during the First World War, his time in Gettysburg training soldiers was part of the larger American experience of that conflict. “The Great War” saw the United States and its citizens emerge as leaders on the world stage, shaping the course of the 20th century.

On May 4 and 5, Eisenhower NHS is partnering with the East Coast Doughboys, the “Pall Mall Doughboys” from Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park (TN), the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Company, and the U.S. Naval Heritage and Command Center for free exhibits and living history displays on the American experience in World War I.

Schedule of Events for World War I Weekend

NOTE: This schedule is subject to change. All programs are free of charge. All programs are 20-30 minutes in length unless otherwise specified. 

Saturday May 4

Sunday May 5

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