The event is over now, but it's not to late to get something to remember it by.
The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA) will be hosting the 160th Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment. The event will be held at the Historic Daniel Lady Farm.
There is no better way to visualize or experience history than to see it unfold right before your eyes.
Experience the battle that turned the tide of the Civil War. There will be one major battle each of the three days corresponding with the three days of the original battle:
Learn about the uses and tactics of horse cavalry units in the Civil War and what kind of gear and training was needed for a successful cavalryman.
Learn how artillery was used during the Civil War and what it took to actually fire a cannon.
See what it took to be considered a sharpshooter during the Civil War.
Life during the Civil War was more than just battles. See how civilians lived and how the battle impacted their daily life.
Learn about a variety of topics about the Civil War. There are tents devoted to everything from medicine to games to clothing, and much more.
Listen to talks throughout the day on various topics. Learn about Civil War intelligence and spies, women in the Civil War, the history of Civil War medicine, and more.
Tour the Lady's farm house which Gen. Edward Johnson used as his headquarters for the attack on Culp’s Hill. Visitors can also tour the barn that was used as a surgical hospital for the enlisted men of the Second Corps.
Children can look forward to learning about doll making and tea parties and period candy, playing period games like Jack Stones and Keeper of the Gate, and much more.
Free parking will be provided. The general public can park in the field across the street from the Daniel Lady Farm and there will be people and signs to help direct traffic.
July in Gettysburg, PA is hot, humid, and sticky so be prepared for the heat.
Each of the three battles involve cannon and gunfire, which are very loud. It is recommended that spectators bring ear protection to wear during the battle, especially young children or those sensitive to loud noises. Ear plugs will also be sold on site.
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If you are a reenactor and are interested in taking part please press the button below for more information. Registration is live until the end of March.
Sutler and Vendor registration is now CLOSED
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