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The 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Guided Ranger Walks, July 1-3

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Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA

The three-day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Join National Park Service Rangers during the 160th Anniversary for a series of free guided walks and talks that discuss, explore, and reflect on this important chapter in our nation’s history.

Daily Ranger-Guided Programs & Events 

NOTE: The special anniversary programs listed below replace the regularly scheduled Summer Ranger programs schedule on July 1, 2, and 3, 2023. The regular programs schedule will resume on July 4, 2023.

Taking place throughout July 1,2,3 at different locations throughout the battlefield, not necessarily at the Museum and Visitor Center location unless otherwise noted:

Gettysburg History Hike (90 minutes)
Hike from the Visitor Center to Cemetery Ridge where fighting raged on July 2 & 3, 1863. Get an overview of the battle, visit the site of Pickett’s Charge, explore the Bloody Angle, and walk in the footsteps of the men who struggled there.
Daily at 10 a.m. Meet at Ranger Site 1 behind the Museum and Visitor Center.

National Cemetery Tour (60 Minutes)
Explore the meaning and cost of the Battle of Gettysburg, and of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Find out how the National Cemetery was established, who is buried there, and why Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address still has meaning for us today.
Daily at 5:30 p.m. Meet the Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Taneytown Road entrance to the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

100 Nights of Taps (30 minutes)
The notes of taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who served our nation. The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and Gettysburg National Military Park co-sponsor this event.
Daily at 7 p.m. Meet at the Soldiers’ National Monument, Gettysburg National Cemetery.

Twilight Tour: Stories from the Soldiers’ National Cemetery (45 minutes)
More than 3,100 United States soldiers, wearing Union blue, gave their lives during the three-day struggle at Gettysburg. Their deaths, as Abraham Lincoln eulogized in his immortal Gettysburg Address, helped to ensure a “new birth of freedom.” Join National Park Service Interpreters for these special walks and discover the stories of those who offered up their lives upon these fields 160 years ago. Learn about who they were, why they served, and who they left behind.
Daily at 7:45 p.m. Meet inside the Taneytown Road Gate, Gettysburg National Cemetery.

PLEASE NOTE:  Weather modifications

Schedule is subject to change.

Check out 160th Anniversary Presentations with National Park Service Rangers & Historians:

Family Programs

Spangler Farm Encampment

Living History Camps & Demos

Key Moments Tours

Anniversary Hikes

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