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JulyJuly

Wednesday, July 1 Historic Farm To Table Dinner. At The Shriver House, 309 Baltimore Street. Reservations required, limited seating. Includes dinner, Civil War era entertainment and complimentary horse-drawn carriage ride through town. At 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Contact the website: SavorGettysburgFoodTours.com for reservation information.

Wednesday, July 1 Historic Church Walking Tours. Tours depart from the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore Street, at 6 p.m. The East Tour features four Civil War era churches to visit. A West Tour will be held on July 8. Call 717-337-1718 for ticket information.

Wednesday, July 1-Friday, July 3 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. An annual commemoration that marks many battlefield walks, living history events, author and historian lectures and book signings, artist appearances and more.
Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 or visit the website: nps.gov/gett for more information.

Wednesday, July 1-Sunday, July 5 Book Signings by Local Authors. At Gettysburg Battlefield Books, 777 Baltimore Street (Old Gettysburg Village). Hours and author appearances vary. Call 717-334-4852 for details.

Wednesday, July 1-Friday, July 31 Interpretative Ranger Walks. At Gettysburg National Military Park. Tours depart from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, unless otherwise noted. Battlefield walks include The Civil War Experience, A Visit to the Past, Key Moments, The Living and the Dead, and additional programs for youth. Free to the public. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023, or contact the website: nps.gov/gett for more information.

Thursday, July 2-Saturday, July 4 Confederation of Union Generals Living History. At the Wyndham, 95 Presidential Circle and the Rupp House History Center, 41 Baltimore Street. Free to the public. Call 717-398-8025 for times and more information.

Friday, July 3 First Friday. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Includes demonstrations, book signings, musical entertainment, special sales, and later business hours (until 8 p.m.). Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops, galleries, tours, and restaurants.

Friday, July 3 Environmental Visions Art Exhibit and Reception. At the Adams County Arts Council Gallery, 125 South Washington St. See artworks by four area artists. Reception from 5-7:30 p.m. Exhibit remains through July 31. Call 717-334-5006 for more information.

Friday, July 3 An Evening With the Painting. A closer, more personal look at the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. From 6-7:30 p.m., at the Ford Center, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Friday, July 3 Meet Author Colonel Ralph Peters. At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue, 7-9 p.m. Includes presentation and book signing.
Call 717-334-6245 for more information.

Friday, July 3 Georgia, Your Sister Is Dead: The Story of Jennie Wade. A theatrical production presented by Ghostly Images. At the Jennie Wade House, 518 Baltimore Street, at 7 and 8:45 p.m. Call 717-334-1156 for ticket information.

Friday, July 3-Saturday, July 4 Meet Betsy Ross. A living history presentation. At the Lincoln Train Museum, 425 Steinwehr Avenue, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 717-334-5678 for details.

Friday, July 3-Saturday, July 4 Meet Artist John Paul Strain. At Gettysburg Frame Shop & Gallery, 17 Chambersburg Street. Mr. Strain will appear Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 717-337-2796 for details.

Friday, July 3-Saturday, July 4 Sunset Tours. Presented by Gettysburg Tours. Bus departs from 778 Baltimore Street at 6 p.m. Call 717-334-6296 for ticket information.

Friday, July 3-Saturday, July 4 Hauser After Hours. At Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, 7-10 p.m. Free admission. Call 717-334-4888 for details.

Friday, July 3-Saturday, July 4 Meet Author Jeff Shaara. At Lord Nelson’s Gallery, 27 Chambersburg Street. From 7-9 p.m. Mr. Shaara will sign copies of his books, including his latest, The Fateful Lightning. Call 717-334-7950 for details.

Friday, July 3-Saturday, July 4 Citizens at a Crossroads Museum Theater Program. At the Seminary Ridge Museum, 111 Seminary Ridge Road. 7:30 p.m. The program explains the citizenry of Gettysburg and how they dealt with war in their town. Offered every weekend in July. Call 717-339-1300 for ticket information.

Friday, July 3-Sunday, July 5 152nd Anniversary of Gettysburg Battle Reenactment. Presented by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee. Held at the Gettysburg movie site, 965 Pumping Station Road. Featuring live mortar demonstrations, live reenactment battle scenes, living history tents and more. Five reenactments are scheduled. Call 800-514-3849 or contact the website at: GettysburgReenactment.com for tickets and additional information.

Friday, July 3-Sunday, July 5 Civil War Programs at the George Spangler Farm. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Tours begin at the Gettysburg National Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about the Spangler family and the events of the Battle of Gettysburg as seen from their farm. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information. Held every weekend in July.

Friday, July 3-Sunday, July 5 Meet Author Jeff Shaara. Mr. Shaara will sign copies of his latest book, The Fateful Lightning. At the Gettysburg Military Park Visitor Center Bookstore, 1195 Baltimore Pike, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-334-1124 for details.

FireworksSaturday, July 4 Independence Day.

Saturday, July 4 Salute to the 50 States with the Crew of the USS Gettysburg. At the Gettysburg 152nd Reenactment, 965 Pumping Station Road. Call 717-676-5752 for additional information.

Saturday, July 4 Living History at the Black Horse Tavern. Held at the historic Black Horse Tavern, located at 825 Black Horse Tavern Road. Free to the public. 9-4. Contact mp1113@comcast.net for additional information.

Saturday, July 4 Victorian Mourning and Medicine in the Civil War. A history presentation on Victorian mourning at 4 p.m., with a presentation on Civil War medicine at 8 p.m. At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. Call 717-334-6245 for more information.

Saturday, July 4 Confederates Take the Shriver House. At The Shriver House, 309 Baltimore Street. A living history reenactment of actual events during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. 5-9 p.m. Call 717-337-2800 for more information.

Saturday, July 4 Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital. At the Christ Lutheran Church, 44 Chambersburg Street, 8 p.m. Free to the public. Held also on July 18 and 25. Call 717-334-5212 for details.

Saturday, July 4 Patriotic Pops Concert. At Memorial Field, Constitution Avenue, Gettysburg College. Concert will begin at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Call 717-338-1055 for more information.

Saturday, July 4-Sunday, July 5 Meet Author James Faber. At the Jennie Wade Museum, 548 Baltimore Street, 3-6 p.m. Call 717-334-6256 for more information.

Saturday, July 4-Sunday, July 5 Living History at The Rupp House. At The Rupp House History Center, 451 Baltimore Street. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring “Officers for the Union”. Free to the public. Additional programs held every weekend throughout the summer. Call 717-338-1243 for details.

Sunday, July 5 Free Cabaret Concert. At Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville (located 15 miles west of Gettysburg via Route 30). Held also on July 12, 19, and 26. Call 888-805-7056 for details.

Wednesday, July 8 Biglerville Bike Ride. Presented by Healthy Adams Pedestrian/Bicycle Inc. At Oakside Park, 2880 Table Rock Road, Biglerville. Ride begins at 6 p.m. Email at hapbi2012@gmail.com for more information.

Thursday, July 9-Sunday, July 12 Gettysburg Bike Week. Many events will be held at the Allstar Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road. Includes musical entertainment, contests, a bike show, and the Parade of Chrome at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Contact the website: gettysburgbikeweek.com for more information.

Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 26 The Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville (located 15 miles west of Gettysburg via Route 30). A special 25th anniversary performance, in remembrance of the 16th U.S. President. Call 888-805-7056 for performance schedule and ticket information.

Saturday, July 11 Gettysburg Farmers’ Market. Held in Lincoln Square, from 7 a.m. to noon. Held every Saturday throughout the summer. Call 717-359-9899 for more information.

Saturday, July 11 33rd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair. At Caledonia State Park, located at the junction of Route 30 West and Rt. 233, about 15 miles west of Gettysburg. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-352-2161 for more information.

Saturday, July 11 Battle of Gettysburg Special Tour: Cavalry Action at Fairfield. From 10 a.m. to noon. Call 717-887-4174 for ticket information.

Saturday, July 11-Sunday, July 12 Living History Weekends at Gettysburg National Military Park. Held throughout the summer. Free to the public. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8026 or check with park officials for the program.

Sunday, July 12 15th Annual Lanco Car Show. At The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, 1863 Gettysburg Village Drive. Featuring many British made autos and motorcycles.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 717-337-9705 for more information.

Friday, July 17 Underground Railroad Quilt History. A special lecture at Simply Stashing, 1897 Hanover Pike, Littlestown. From 7-9 p.m. Free to the public.
Call 717-359-4121 for details.

Saturday, July 18 Adams County Irish Festival. At Moose Park, 100 Moose Drive, Gettysburg. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An annual fair celebrating the area’s Irish heritage. Sponsored by the Irish Heritage Foundation of Gettysburg.

Saturday, July 18 The Burning of Chambersburg. In downtown Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, located 24 miles west of Gettysburg on Route 30. 6-10 p.m. An annual event chronicling the 1864 burning of the town by Confederate soldiers. Sponsored by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.

Saturday, July 18-Sunday, July 19 6th Annual 19th Century Base Ball Tournament. At the Schroeder Farm, 965 Pumping Station Road. All day. Free to the public.
Call 410-967-7482 for more information.

Saturday, July 18-Sunday, July 19 Soldiers of the Civil War. A living history reenactment at the Daniel Lady farm, 980 Hanover Road. Call 717-338-1776 for details.

Friday, July 24-Sunday, July 26 Christmas in July Fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the Sergeant Mac Foundation, an association that places wreaths on the graves of American war veterans at Quantico and at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg.
Presented by the Jennie Wade Museum. Call 717-334-1156 for more information.

Saturday, July 25 John Scott Adams Seminar Series: Gettysburg Day Two: The Real High Water Mark of the Confederacy. Program begins at 9 a.m. at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Call 717-339-2148 to register for this event.

Saturday, July 25 Battle of Gettysburg Special Tour: Lee’s Retreat. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 717-887-4174 for ticket information.

Saturday, July 25 Meet Author Bob O’Connor. At the Gettysburg Tour Center, 778 Baltimore Street, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 717-334-6256 for details.

Sunday, July 26 George W. Shriver 179th Birthday Celebration. At The Shriver House, 309 Baltimore Street. Enjoy cake and lemonade with George Shriver and learn his incredible Civil War story. Call 717-337-2800 for more information.

Sunday, July 26 12th Annual Corn Fest. At The Round Barn, located on the Cashtown Road near the Rt. 30 interchange, Biglerville. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 717-334-1984 for details.

Sunday, July 26 Ballroom Dancing. At the Gettysburg American Legion, 538 East Middle Street. From 7-9 p.m. Featuring live, Big Band era music by The Gettysburg Big Band.
Call 717-845-4277 for details.

Sunday, July 26-Friday, July 31 18th Annual Eisenhower Academy. Sponsored by the National Park Service and the Eisenhower National Historic Site. At various locales in Gettysburg and Emmitsburg, MD. Lectures and discussions on Ike’s Presidency and his impact on history will be discussed. Educational credits available for attendance.
Call 717-338-9114 for registration information.

Wednesday, July 29-Saturday, August 1 15th Annual Book Sale. Presented by the Friends of the Adams County Library. At the Hauser Field House, Broadway Street, Gettysburg College campus. From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.,Wednesday through Friday, and from
9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Over 50,000 books. Call 717-337-3233 for more information.

Friday, July 31-Sunday, August 16 Grease. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Call 888-805-7056 for times and ticket information.

AugustAugust

Saturday, August 8-Sunday, August 9 Annual Peach Fest. At Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm and Market, 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville. From12 noon to 5 p.m.
Call 717-677-8412 for details.

Thursday, August 13-Monday, August 17 70th Annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. At Granite Hill Camping Resort, 3340 Fairfield Road (Route 116). Includes live music, exhibits, food, crafts and more. Call 717-642-8749 for more information.

Friday, August 14-Saturday, August 15 20th Annual Civil War Music Muster. Held at various venues, including Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, and the Dobbin House Courtyard, 89 Steinwehr Avenue. Includes numerous military bands who will perform free to the public. Includes an evening performance at the Pennsylvania Memorial. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for more information.

Sunday, August 16 11th Annual Summer Picnic. Presented by the Land Conservancy of Adams County. At the Ag Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road. From 4-7 p.m. Visit the website: LCACnet.org for details.

Tuesday, August 18-Saturday, August 22 93rd Annual South Mountain Fair. At the South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Road, Arendtsville, Pennsylvania. Featuring exhibits, live music, crafts vendors, children’s activities, and fireworks on Friday night. From 4-10 daily, Saturday 1-10. Call 717-677-9663 for more information.

Saturday, August 22 Gettysburg Brew Fest. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary. From 4-8 p.m. A sampling experience, with over 50 brews available. General admission tickets available beginning April 15. Call 717-334-0853 for more information.

SeptemberSeptember

Saturday, September 12-Sunday, September 13 11th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival. At Gateway Gettysburg, located at the Route 15 and Route 30 interchange. From 12 noon to 6 p.m. Call 717-334-8151 for details.

Saturday, September 26 48th Annual Gettysburg Semi-Annual Outdoor Antique Show. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Held in downtown Gettysburg, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-253-5750 for more information.

OctoberOctober

Saturday, October 3-Sunday, October 4 51st Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds, 415 Narrows Road, Arendtsville. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Held rain or shine. Held also on October 10 and 11. Call 717-677-9413 for more information.

NovemberNovember

Saturday, November 14 The Majestic’s 90th Birthday Gala Event. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, 8 p.m. Featuring 100 Years of Broadway. Tickets are on sale beginning June 26th. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Thursday, November 19 152nd Anniversary Commemoration of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. At the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Gettysburg. Free to the public. Commemoration begins at 10 a.m. Sponsored by The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and Gettysburg National Military Park. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details.

Saturday, November 21 Remembrance Day. This annual Gettysburg event includes a Civil War parade at 1 p.m., wreath laying ceremonies on the battlefield, and an annual illumination at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at dusk. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for additional information.

DecemberDecember

Thursday, December 10-Sunday, December 20 A Christmas Carol. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Call 717-337-8200 for times and ticket information.


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The Gettysburg Experience
P.O. Box 4271
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Or email us at loski@TheGettysburgExperience.com

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