The Interactive Adventure for Young Historians.
Journey back to 1863 with your family in Gettysburg’s most family-friendly children’s history museum.
The interactive adventure for young historians, Children of Gettysburg 1863 provides young visitors with a hands-on history experience in Gettysburg through the stories of the children, teens and young adults who lived here during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.
Designed for families and children (grades K-5), the interactive adventure takes families on a journey through galleries such as Growing Up in Gettysburg, The Soldiers are Coming, Surviving the Battle and Remembering Gettysburg. The interactive exhibits and experiences provide a history-based setting for creativity, discovery and learning.
The new adventure will be open daily 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. beginning Saturday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 (Remembrance Day weekend). From Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, through March 31, 2022, the museum will open Thursday through Sunday, Noon until 5 p.m.
Children of Gettysburg 1863 is currently free for children/youth ages 12 and younger with a ticketed adult. Adult tickets (ages 13 and older) are available to purchase online at GettysburgFoundation.org, by calling 877-874-2478, at the ticket counter inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and on-site at Children of Gettysburg 1863. Living history presentations and Courtyard Chats are offered free of charge.