Remember Gettysburg’s 161st Anniversary with lectures, guided tours, and more

05 June 2024- Gettysburg National Military Park will commemorate the 161st anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg with a variety of free guided walks and talks that discuss, explore, and reflect on this important chapter in our nation’s history.

Visitors are invited to join National Park Rangers as they follow in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought at Gettysburg. Special hikes, lectures, living historians and encampments, and special family programs, follow the battle action on the fields where history was made. These battlefield experiences reflect on the significance, meaning, and legacy of the battle fought over a century and a half ago. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.nps.gov/gett.

Family activities will be available at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center at select times throughout the anniversary of the battle. Discover reproduction items and artifacts from the battle and participate in special “Hands on History” stations to learn more about the people involved in, and affected by, the Battle of Gettysburg. You can also pick up your Gettysburg Junior Ranger booklets.

The Sacred Trust Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park, will be held July 1 to 3 and July 6 to 7 at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and features renowned authors, historians, and National Park Service Rangers examining various aspects of the American Civil War experience, the Battle of Gettysburg, and much more. More information on the Sacred Trust Lecture Series can be found at www.gettysburgfoundation.org.

All programs are free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to wear proper foot and headgear, bring plenty of water, and wear sunscreen and insect repellent. Begin your visit to Gettysburg at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, 17325.