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The Gettysburg Experience

The Gettysburg Experience magazine, a publication exploring the Gettysburg of yesterday and today. We offer an array of interesting articles – most of which have a direct relation to historic Gettysburg from the Colonial era through the turn of the 21st century, often with an emphasis on the famous battle that occurred in the summer of 1863.

The Gettysburg Experience also offers a comprehensive Events Calendar (for those who want to know what special happenings to attend when they visit – any time of the year), delicious recipes, Gettysburg trivia, profiles of people and area businesses.

Having served the Gettysburg area since 1997, The Gettysburg Experience now extends our magazine to a wider circulation of readers, offering a glimpse into one of America’s most fascinating towns.

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Events are subject to change without notice. Please call numbers or visit websites listed with the event you wish to attend in case of changes or cancellations.

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Tuesday, July 1-Thursday, July 3 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Events. Presented by Gettysburg National Military Park. Includes living histories, battlefield walks, special presentations by living historians and park rangers all about the Battle of Gettysburg. Free to the public. Visit the park on the day of the events at 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg or call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details.

Tuesday, July 1-Sunday, July 3 Book Signing Event. Featuring James Faber, author of the book Invaders in our Town. At the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike (afternoon) and The Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue (evening). Call 717-334-6245 and 338-1243 for more information.

Tuesday, July 1-Saturday, July 5 Author Appearances. At The Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. An all-day event. Featuring many authors, nationally acclaimed and locally known. Call 717-334-6245 for more information.

Tuesday, July 1-Sunday, July 13 “Ring of Fire.” A tribute to Johnny Cash. At Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Includes both matinee and evening performances. Call 888-805-7056 for ticket information.

Tuesday, July 1-Thursday, July 31 The Gettysburg Story. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. A spectacular aerial view of Gettysburg in HD filmed by Gettysburg filmmaker Jake Boritt. 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Tuesday, July 1-Thursday, July 31 Reunion/Reconciliation Exhibit. A look at the 1913 Reunion at Gettysburg. At The Seminary Ridge Museum, 61 Seminary Ridge Road. Open daily 9-5. Call 717-339-1356 for ticket information.

Tuesday, July 1-Sunday, August 17 Eisenhower and the Men of D-Day. At the Eisenhower National Historic Site. An in-depth study of the historic D-Day invasion. At 12:15 and 3:15. Access the site through the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Call 717-338-9114 for more information.

Wednesday, July 2 Book Signing Event. At Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street. Featuring Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler, authors of A Field Guide to Gettysburg. Lecture at 6:30 p.m. with book signing following. Lecture is free to the public, reservations recommended. Call 717-334-0572 for details.

Wednesday, July 2-Sunday, July 6 Book Signing Event. Various authors appearing. At Gettysburg Publishing, 777 Baltimore Street, daily from 4-5 p.m. For more information, contact the website at: GettysburgPublishing.com.

Thursday, July 3 Historic Church Walking Tours. Tours depart from the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore Street, at 6 and 6:30 p.m. Held also on July 10, 17, and 24. Reservations recommended. Call 717-337-1718 for details.Thursday, July 3 Hike With Ike. Join a park ranger at the corner of Washington and Water Streets and visit the places Ike frequented in Gettysburg. Free to the public. Tour begins at 7:15 p.m. Held every Thursday in July. Call 717-338-9114 for details.

Thursday, July 3 Beyond Glory Starring Stephen Lang. A live, on-stage performance, presenting the lives of eight Medal of Honor recipients from the Battle of Gettysburg. Q & A session follows. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, 8 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Thursday, July 3 Jennie Wade Anniversary Presentation. Tickets can be purchased at Ghostly Images, 777 Baltimore Street. Presenting “Georgia, Your Sister is Dead,” a reenactment of the death of Jennie Wade, the only civilian to die in the Battle of Gettysburg, on July 3, 1863. At 7, 8:45 and 10 p.m. Call 717-334-6296 for ticket information.

Thursday, July 3-Sunday, July 6 Children of Gettysburg Musical. At the Gettysburg Community Theater, 49 York Street. (No performance on July 4). Call 717-334-2692 for performance times and ticket information.

FireworksFriday, July 4 Independence Day.

Friday, July 4 Book Signing Event. Featuring author Ralph Peters from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Stephen Lang from noon to 2 p.m. At The Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. Call 717-334-6245 for more information.

Friday, July 4 First Friday. Featuring book signings, artist receptions, musical entertainment, demonstrations, special sales and later business hours (until 8 p.m.). Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Look for the First Friday banner for participating Gettysburg area shops, stores, galleries, and restaurants.

Friday, July 4 Evening Music Performance. At The Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. 7 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-6245 for details.

Friday, July 4 Fourth of July Orchestra Concert. At the north lawn, Pennsylvania Hall (Old Dorm), Gettysburg College. Free to the public. Featuring many patriotic songs by the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, and narrations by actor Stephen Lang. From 8-9:30 p.m. Sponsored by The Majestic Theater, the President’s Office at Gettyburg College, the Sunderman Conservatory of Music and Discover Gettysburg. Call 717-337-8200 for details.

Friday, July 4 An Evening on the Farm. An after-hours program at the George Spangler Farm, located behind Big Round Top on Hospital Road. The Spangler Farm was a hospital site during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn about the impact of the battle on the civilians and soldiers at Gettysburg. 6 p.m. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 717-338-1243 for ticket information. Held Fridays through August 9.

Friday, July 4 Fireworks. At Gettysburg College, 9:30 p.m. Free to the public. Rain date July 5. Parking available at stadium lots. Call 717-337-6000 for details.

Friday, July 4-Saturday, July 5 Meet Artist John Paul Strain. At Gettysburg Frame Shop, 17 Chambersburg Street. From 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10-2 and 4-8 Saturday.
Call 717-337-2796 for more information.

Friday, July 4-Saturday, July 5 Book Signing Event. At Lord Nelson’s Gallery, 27½ Chambersburg Street. Featuring New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara, 7-9 p.m. Call 717-334-7950 for more information.

Friday, July 4-Saturday, July 5 Hauser After Hours. At Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, 6-9 p.m. Featuring special musical entertainment and wine sampling. Held every weekend in July. Call 717-334-4888 for details.

Friday, July 4-Sunday, July 6 A Sacred Trust. Lectures and book signing event commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Featuring many prominent, nationally acclaimed, and local authors and historians. At the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. From 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 717-338-1243 for details.

Friday, July 4-Sunday, July 6. 151st Anniversary Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment. At 965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg. Contact the website at: GettysburgReenactment.com for more information.

Friday, July 4-Sunday, July 6 Confederate Field Hospital Living History Encampment. At The Rupp House, 451 Baltimore Street, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-338-1243 for details.

Saturday, July 5 Antique & Vintage Outdoor Market. At Rebel’s Roost, 2885 York Road, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-479-5524 for details.

Saturday, July 5 Voices of the Confederacy Living History Encampment. At Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters, 401 Buford Avenue (Rt. 30), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-3141 for more information.

Saturday, July 5 Living History Encampment at Black Horse Tavern. At the historic Black Horse Tavern, 825 Black Horse Tavern Road. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to the public. Email mp1113@comcast.net for more information.

Saturday, July 5 Book Signing Event. Meet author James Robbins at Battlefields & Beyond Books, 777 Baltimore Street, #104. From 1-4 p.m. Call 717-334-4852 for more information.

Saturday, July 5 Confederates Take the Shriver House. At the historic Shriver House Museum, 309 Baltimore Street. Tours and reenactment depict where Confederates used the home during the Battle of Gettysburg. 5-9 p.m. Call 717-337-2800 for ticket information.

Saturday, July 5 An Evening with the Painting. An exclusive look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation. At the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, 6 p.m. Held also July 26. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

A Gettysburg CollectionSaturday, July 5 Book Signing Event. At Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street, 6:30 p.m. Featuring Diana Loski, author of A Gettysburg Collection. Free to the public. Reservations recommended. Call 717-334-0572 for details.

Saturday, July 5 Courtyard Chats. At the historic Rupp House, 451 Baltimore Street.
7-8 p.m. Free to the public, featuring many presentations by authors and historians. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation. Held every Saturday evening in July.
Call 717-339-2157 for more information.

Saturday, July 5 Book Signing Event. Meet Mark Nesbitt, author of the popular Ghosts of Gettysburg series. At the Ghosts of Gettysburg, 271 Baltimore Street, 7-10 p.m.
Call 717-337-0445 for details.

Saturday, July 5 Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital. At the Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg Street. 8 p.m. Free to the public. Held also on July 19 and 26. Call 717-334-5212 for more information.

Saturday, July 5 Echoes of History. At the George Spangler Farm, Hospital Road, Gettysburg. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Held every Saturday in July. Call 717-338-1243 for ticket information.

Sunday, July 6-Friday, July 11 The Eisenhower Academy. A one-week institute covering Eisenhower’s leadership, policies, and 1950s culture. Registration required.
Call 717-338-9114 for details

Monday, July 7 Eisenhower Documentary Premiere. Featuring the film Ike: From Normandy to the White House. At the Joseph Theater, Breidenbaugh Hall, Gettysburg College. 7-9 p.m. Free to the public. Presented by The Eisenhower Academy, the Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg College and Mount St. Mary’s University.
Call 717-338-9114 for more information.

Thursday, July 10 Children’s Butterfly Tea. At Hickory Bridge Farm, 96 Hickory Bridge Road, Orrtanna. 11:30 a.m. Benefits Adams County Special Olympics. Call 717-642-5261 for reservation information.

Thursday, July 10-Sunday, July 13 Gettysburg Bike Week. Featuring many events at The Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center, 2634 Emmitsburg Road. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring many special events and contests, including the Parade of Chrome on Saturday. Call 717-337-9005 for more information.

Saturday, July 12 32nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair. At Caledonia State Park, Rt. 233, Fayetteville, located between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, via Rt. 30 West. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-352-2161 for more information.

Saturday, July 12 3rd Annual CenturyLink Gettysburg Chili-Brew and BBQ2. Presented by the Adams County Arts Council. Held at Gateway Gettysburg, located at the junction of Routes 15 and 30. Call 717-334-5006 for advance ticket info.

Saturday, July 12 Civil War Encampment. At Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 North Market Street, Frederick, MD. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 301-600-1650 for details.

Saturday, July 12 Special Battlefield Tour: The Confederate Approach on Harrisburg. Tour begins at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately 2½ hours. No advance payment necessary. Call 717-887-4174 for more information.

Thursday, July 17 Lincoln & Gettysburg: The Sandburg Experience. Featuring actor and veteran Bill Parkinson. A look at Lincoln and Gettysburg through the prose and poetry of Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg. At Pages of the Past Bookstore, 13 Baltimore Street, 6:30 p.m. Free to the public, reservations recommended. Also on July 24.
Call 717-334-0572 for details.

Thursday, July 17 Twilight Talks at the George Spangler Farm. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation. At the Spangler Farm, Hospital Road, Gettysburg. 7-8 p.m.
Call 717-338-1243 for ticket information.

Friday, July 18 Civil War Ball. At the Central Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, on the square in downtown Chambersburg, PA. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 866-646-8060 for ticket information.

Friday, July 18-Sunday, August 3 The Foreigner. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Call 888-805-7056 for performance times and ticket information.

Saturday, July 19 John Scott Adams Seminar Series: When Yankees Attack. A look at the Union offensive at Gettysburg. At the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration required. Held also July 26.
Call 877-874-2478 for more information.

Saturday, July 19-Sunday, July 20 5th Annual Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival. See America’s favorite sport as it was played in the 1800s. At the Schroeder Farm, 965 Pumping Station Road. Free to the public. Call 410-967-7482 for details.

Saturday, July 26-Sunday, July 27 Great Valley Living History Group. At The Rupp House, 451 Baltimore Street. Free to the public. Call 717-338-1243 for details.

Sunday, July 27 Learning is All Around Me. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. An interactive event for children and adults. Sponsored by PNC and The United Way. From noon to 5 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Sunday, July 27 11th Annual Corn Fest. At The Round Barn, located ½ mile from the Rt. 30/Cashtown Road interchange, on the Cashtown Road, Biglerville. From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring many events and musical entertainment. Call 717-334-1984 for more information.

Sunday, July 27 Ballroom Dancing. Featuring Big Band era music by The Gettysburg Big Band. At the Gettysburg American Legion, 528 East Middle Street, 7-9 p.m. Food and refreshments available. Call 717-642-8110 for more information.

Wednesday, July 30-Saturday, August 1 Friends of the Library 14th Annual Book Sale. At Hauser Field House, Gettysburg College. From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and until noon on Saturday. Call 717-337-3233 for details.

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Saturday, August 2-Sunday, August 3 Route 30 Three! World Premiere. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, 7 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Friday, August 8-Sunday, August 23 Godspell. At Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Call 888-805-7056 for performance times and ticket information.

Friday, August 15-Saturday, August 16 18th Annual Civil War Music Muster. At the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Additional events at The Dobbin House Courtyard on Steinwehr Avenue, and at the Pennsylvania Memorial in the evening. Free to the public. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details

Sunday, August 17 10th Annual Summer Picnic. For the Land Conservancy of Adams County, a non-profit organization that preserves the historic integrity of area farms and buildings. At Boyer Nursery, 405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville. Call 717-334-2828 for details.

Tuesday, August 19 Historic Gettysburg/Adams County Monthly Meeting. At the GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street, 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. Featuring Sue Hill, who will present the life of award-winning Gettysburg author Elsie Singmaster. Call 717-334-8312 for details.

Saturday, August 23 Gettysburg Brew Fest. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg. Featuring brewers from Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic states, and the entire U.S. From 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 717-334-0853 or visit the website GettysburgBrewFest.com for ticket information.



SeptemberBack to School

Saturday, September 6-Sunday, September 7 Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival. Presented by the Gettysburg Area Chamber of Commerce. At Gateway Gettysburg, located at the junction of Routes 15 and 30, noon to 4 p.m. Call 717-334-8151 for ticket information.

Saturday, September 13 40th Annual Colonial Day. An old-fashioned fair celebrating Colonial times, set up along West King Street in East Berlin, Pennsylvania (located northeast of Gettysburg on Rt. 234). From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring artisan demonstrations, crafts, antiques, food, and entertainment. Free admission, held rain or shine. No pets please. Call 717-259-7049 for details.

Saturday, September 20-Sunday, September 21 World War II Weekend. An annual living history event at The Eisenhower National Historic Site. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 717-338-9114 for more information.

Saturday, September 27 Gettysburg Fall Outdoor Antique Show. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Held in downtown Gettysburg.
Call 717-253-5750 for details.

OctoberHalloween

Saturday, October 4-Sunday, October 5 50th Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds, in Arendstville, Pennsylvania. An old-fashioned country fair celebrating the Adams County apple. Crafts, music, children's activities and more. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Held also on October 11-12. Call 717-677-9413 for more information.

NovemberThanksgiving

Friday, November 14-Saturday, November 15 The President’s 12th Annual Remembrance Day Dinner & Ball. At The Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln Square. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 717-420-5145 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 15 Remembrance Day. An annual event held in conjunction with the commemoration of Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg and The Gettysburg Address. A parade of Civil War troops will take place at 1 p.m. along Baltimore Street and Steinwehr Avenue. Call 717-259-6156 for more information.

Wednesday, November 19 Dedication Day. An annual ceremony honoring the 151st anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery and The Gettysburg Address. At the Soldiers National Cemetery, beginning at 10 a.m. Free to the public. Featured keynote speaker TBA. Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania.
Call 717-334-1124 ext. 8023 for more information.


If you have an item for our Calendar of Events, send it to us (be sure to include place, time of event and a phone number for information):

The Gettysburg Experience
P.O. Box 4271
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Or email us at loski@TheGettysburgExperience.com

For special events only. Information must reach us by the 10th of the month which precedes the month of your event. Complete info MUST be sent to us-do NOT simply refer us to a Facebook page or website-for your event to be published in our calendar.

 

 

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