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Living History at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital

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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA

Expore the historic George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, opening the summer season for visitors Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. until 3:20 p.m., beginning Friday, June 9, 2023. The historic site is open for the summer season through Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023.

Interact with living historians and learn about Civil War medicine, medical techniques, the role of surgeons and caregivers, soldiers’ experiences, the humanity of citizens, the Spangler family and the role of civilians during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Docents are available for questions. See Civil War era encampments on-site, with living historians from across the U.S. providing guests a glimpse of what happened here in 1863.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Program Schedule

Sunday Special Programming

On Sunday, Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC) will be on-site. HGAC interprets the design, construction and use of the stunning expression of an iconic, vernacular architectural form—the Pennsylvania Bank Barn. Representatives of HGAC discuss the George Spangler Farm’s restoration in the past decade—from a dilapidated structure in danger of collapse to a visage of its original glory—that revived this important, tangible component of American history.

June 9-11, 2023 Living History

Admission and shuttle ticket is included with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Visitors also have the option to purchase single shuttle tickets for admission to the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. Friends of Gettysburg members receive complimentary admission and shuttle tickets to the site during summer season weekends.

Shuttles depart the Museum & Visitor Center Friday through Sunday every 20 minutes starting at 10 a.m. with the last shuttle departing the Museum & Visitor Center at 1:40 p.m. The last returning shuttle to the Museum & Visitor Center departs the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital at 3:20 p.m.

For shuttle tickets, visit or call 877-874-2478.

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