November is a month for remembrance in Gettysburg. We at The Gettysburg Experience are pleased to commemorate this time of year with historic articles, old-fashioned recipes, and our updated Calendar of Events. The Calendar begins on page 11. From the town’s monthly First Friday to holiday events held after Thanksgiving, undoubtedly our most famous November events are Remembrance Day, held on Saturday, November 18, and the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, on Sunday, November 19. You don’t want to miss them! Read More >
July 2, 1863 was the worst of Gettysburg’s three-days of fighting. When General Joseph Carr deployed his brigade of six regiments along the Emmitsburg Road according to orders from his corps commander, he was placing his men away from the main Union line and directly in peril. His men had lost heavily in the recent Battle of Chancellorsville, where they had been positioned at the pivoting hinge of the fight. On this summer’s day in Gettysburg, history was about to repeat itself with excessive casualties. Read More >
Remembrance Day, held this year on Saturday, November 18, takes place annually on the Saturday closest to the anniversary of the day Abraham Lincoln gave his immortal Gettysburg Address on the morning of November 19, 1863. Presented by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, the reenactment of that mild November day 154 years ago was first offered to the public in 1938. Read More >
There is always someone on our gift list who seems to have everything.
To discover unique gifts that are sure to be popular and easy on your wallet, stop in at Artworks, located at 30 York Street in downtown Gettysburg. Now under new ownership, the roomy, colorful shop is now much more than quilts and handbags. Read More >
There is no better place to find treasures of the past than Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. For decades, The Antique Center of Gettysburg, located at 30 Baltimore Street, has enjoyed a renowned reputation for its consistent offering of antiques, militaria, books, and vintage merchandise of the highest quality.
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Friday, July 3, 1863 was an oppressively hot day. When the artillery fire upon distant Culp’s Hill subsided in late morning, the men from Pickett’s Division – having arrived in Gettysburg in the evening a day earlier, waited in the shade on Seminary Ridge.
Two generals in gray engaged there in quiet conversation. They had learned what was about to take place.
One of them, with flashing eyes, a new uniform, and dark beard, lit a cigar. He then said, “This is a desperate thing to attempt.” Read More >
With many antebellum structures that remain in Gettysburg, it is unusual that a building that was built after the Civil War would carry such historic significance. That is the case with the GAR Hall, located at 53 East Middle Street. The red brick structure, however, boasts pre-Civil War roots, in that it housed Gettysburg’s Methodist Episcopal Church, and was the second building constructed by the congregation to house its growing popularity. >Read More