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Battle of Gettysburg 150th Re-enactment Weekend Events, Schedules, and In The News

The Skyline on Emmitsburg Roads Saturday evening

The Skyline on Emmitsburg Roads Saturday evening

We are in day two of the brutal Battle of Gettysburg, but even though the war ended tomorrow, there are many events still ongoing for this next week (and month).  We’re only going to focus on this next week for now.  While Gettysburg Wire in general focuses on life in Gettysburg and surrounding areas as beyond the Battle of Gettysburg, we can’t help but recognize its significance either.

I’m going to do my best to try and list as many of the larger events as possible that are going on in the next week or so, but I think it will be a daunting task to event attempt.  This is one of the biggest weeks of the year here in Adams County, and with so many things going on, some people don’t know where to start (including us, lol).

Events and Schedules

July 1st-4th – Three Day Battle of Gettysburg and the Aftermath.  Rather than try to list all the battle and tours going on regarding the battle, you should check out the National Park Service PDF guide with details and schedules.

July 2nd – 4th – Meet and Greet General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee after dining at Hickory Bridge Farm

July 2nd – 4th – War Meets Compassion – The Confederate Field Hospital at Daniel Lady Farm

July 2nd @ 6:30pm – Allen Guelzo, author of “Gettysburg: The Last Invasion” will be at Pages of the Past bookstore.

July 3rd @ 7pm – Children of Gettysburg (historical drama) will be at the Gettysburg Community Theater

July 3rd @ 10pm – Fireworks at Mummasburg Road, north of Gettysburg.  Parking permitted at Gettysburg College, sponsored by the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

July 3rd @ 7pm – Independence Day Parade, starting down Middle Street and south onto Baltimore Street following Steinwehr towards General Pickett’s Buffett

July 3rd @ 7pm – Copperhead playing at the Majestic Theater starring Peter Fonda and Billy Campbell (additional dates available)

July 3rd @ 7pm – The Civil War “For the Glory” will be at Gettysburg Community Theater

July 3rd @ 7pm, 9pm, & 10pm – Georgia Your Sister is Dead at Jennie Wade House Museum Gift Shop.

July 3rd @ 6:30pm & 8pm – The Gettysburg Story at the Majestic Theater, sponsored by Gettysburg College

July 4th @ 11am-10pm – Hauser Estates Independence Day and 150th Celebration, music, food, wine

July 4th @ 2pm-5pm – Marching Orders: A Tour for the Whole Family, explore battlefields, load your musket, march, and get a glimpse into the life of a solider in the battle

July 5th @ 2pm – America the Beautiful (musical tribute to the U.S.A.)will be at Gettysburg Community Theater

July 5th @ 7:30pm & July 6th @ 7:30pm – Ice Cream Social at History GAR building.  Civil War Era songs, stories, and icecream.

July 6th @ 2pm – The Civil War “For the Glory” will be at Gettysburg Community Theater

July 6th @ 7:30pm – Meet the Generals; A Fireside Chat at Wyndham Hotel

July 6th @ 2pm-4pm – Grace Under Pressure: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address at Soldier’s National Cemetery Battlefield Tour

Gettysburg In The News

CBS News: Gettysburg 150th Anniversary of the historic battle recognized

NY Daily News: Thousands descend upon Gettysburg Pa., for 150th anniversary of Civil War’s bloodiest battle

CNN: 150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg provides a bigger story

Huffington Post: Gettysburg Reenactors Come In Droves For Civil War Battle’s 150th Anniversary

Los Angeles Times: Battle of Gettysburg 150th anniversary has town in high gear

Forbes: 150th Anniversary Of Civil War Battle of Gettysburg Marked In Gettysburg, Washington And Philadelphia

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