Gettysburg Events Schedule
Here is the Gettysburg Events schedule. Want to know when the next living history reenactment will be? Or what festival will take place during your visit? The Gettysburg Events schedule has the answer!
I suggest you print out this page each month, highlight the calendar events you want to attend, and hang it on the refrigerator.
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The Calvert Fife and Drum Corps will perform at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
from 2pm to 5pm. This concert is free and open to the public. Call the Gettysburg Foundation at 717-338-1243 for more info.
Enjoy a night of musical entertainment featuring some of Gettysburg's finest vocalists at The Cinderella Ball
, Gettysburg Community Theatre's 2014 Gala Concert and Silent Auction held at The Gettysburg Hotel Ballroom, One Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg. Admission includes concert, admission to silent auction and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar will be available. Purchase tickets or get more information online or by calling 717-334-2692.
Reenactor Appreciation Weekend with Civil War seminars at different places of business during the daytime 10 am to 4 pm. All eras of history are welcome from Colonial to the Civil War to WWII. Special hotel rates and discounts provided by participating town merchants and Civil War sutlers.(Period dress is required by many) Saturday Military Honors Dance at the American Legion 8pm to 11pm. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Period clothing is NOT required but preferred. Cash bar and refreshments available during the dance and dinner can be ordered from 5:30 to 6:30pm.
The Reflections Concert Choir will perform at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
from 2:30pm to 3pm. This concert is free and open to the public. Call the Gettysburg Foundation at 717-338-1243 for more info.
The comedy Church Basement Ladies
will be performed in the Majestic Theater
at 2pm and 7:30pm. Call 717-337-8200 for tickets.
19 Historical Gettysburg Adams County Inc.
presents a free program from 7:30-8:30pm in the historic GAR Meeting Hall at 52 E. Middle Street. Following the recent successful movie "Twelve Years a Slave", Deb McCauslin of For the Cause Productions will present various court records, newspapers articles, diaries and memoirs from the 1800s to provide evidence that Adams County had its share of kidnappings and attempted kidnappings of African Americans just north of the Mason Dixon line. Handicapped accessible, free, no reservations needed.
Registration deadline for the Annual Spring Muster. See below, April 4-6.
Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting
at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 5pm to 7pm. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it with a historian. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets.
Guy Neal will interpret the distribution and placement of artifacts lost during the Iceman's Last Hours
and much about his life going back for many years. Mr. Neal's experience in experimental archaeology will be used to give a realistic view of life during the late Neolithic period in central Europe. Some of the recreated artifacts will be presented for display. Sponsored by Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve. Pre-registration is preferred. The cost is $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members. The program will be presented in the Adams County Ag Center at 670 Old Harrisburg Road in Gettysburg from 7 to 8:30pm.
Country music and bluegrass singer Kathy Mattea performs in the Majestic Theater
at 7:30pm. Call 717-337-8200 for tickets.
The Civil War Preservation Ball
will be held in the Rotunda of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building on North 3rd Street in Harrisburg, PA. This event raises money for the Gettysburg Monuments Project Endowment Trust Fund. Dance music will be provided by the Philadelphia Brigade Band, dressed in Union Army uniforms. The Victorian Dance Ensemble, the performing troupe of the Civil War Dance Foundation, will lead the dancing. To get ready for the ball, the Victorian Dance Ensemble will conduct Free Civil War Dance Classes at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg from 2-4pm on January 12, February 9, and March 16, 2014. These dance classes are free but reservations are required. A free Civil War Dance Manual (.pdf format) is also available by email upon request. Tickets for the ball are $35 per person or $65 per couple. For information about the ball, sponsorships, class reservations and/or dance manual, email PreservationBall@CivilWarDance.org
Annual Spring Muster, sponsored by Friends of Gettysburg with exclusive battlefield tours, special programs, and a fundraising buffet for members of the Friends and their guests. Call 717-334-3460 x 211 or see the Gettysburg Foundation website
to register. Registration deadline is March 21, 2014.
Join in the annual tradition of burning the grapevines after pruning at the Hauser Estate Winery
, weather permitting.
15 Historical Gettysburg Adams County Inc.
presents a free program from 7:30-8:30pm in the historic GAR Meeting Hall at 52 E. Middle Street. Scott Hancock, Associate Professor of History and African Studies at Gettysburg College, will introduce some of the not-so-well known African Americans who spoke out against slavery and who sought their freedom years before 1861 and the start of the Civil War. Handicapped accessible, free, no reservations needed.
16th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg, sponsored by Nitanny Greyhounds. For a complete schedule, including parade and costume contest times, please visit the Greyhounds in Gettysburg
25-26 American Odyssey Relay Run Adventure
where 12 teammates run from Gettysburg, PA to Washington, DC.
Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting
at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 6pm to 8pm. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it with a historian. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets.
4th annual running of the Gettysburg North-South Marathon
. Participants can be certified as a Boston Marathon qualifier. Runners from former Union and Confederate states run diverging courses with a common start and finish.
If you notice an error here or have an event that you would like added, please contact me and I'll add it to the Gettysburg Events schedule. I will keep this list as accurate and up to date as possible!
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