Ranger Programs at Gettysburg

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2021 Ranger Programs

Daily Ranger-led hikes, walks, and talks that explore the people and places that made history at Gettysburg. All programs are free and open to the public. You can also visit our Calendar page for the full schedule.

Gettysburg History Hike: 3 Days in 90 Minutes (90 minutes)
Meet at Ranger Site 1 - behind the Museum & Visitor Center
Hike from the Visitor Center to Cemetery Ridge where fighting raged on July 2 & 3, 1863. Get an overview of the battle, visit the site of Pickett’s Charge, explore the Bloody Angle, and walk in the footsteps of the men who struggled there.
Monday – Friday, 10:30 am
Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery (45 minutes)
Meet inside the National Cemetery - Taneytown Rd. Gate - Auto Tour Stop 16
Visit the site of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and explore the Soldiers’ National Cemetery where over 3,500 soldiers killed in the battle were laid to rest.
Daily at 10 am, 11 am, 1pm, 4 pm

Join the Army - A Children's Program (60 minutes)
Meet at Ranger Site 1 - behind the Museum & Visitor Center
Visit ranger-led stations examining soldier recruitment, medical care, and camp life! Learn what it took to be a soldier during the Civil War, what they were fighting for, the hardships they faced, and how they adapted to life in the Army. Children and their families are welcome to stop by any or all stations.
Wednesdays to Sundays at 11 am

Hold to the Last! The Battle for Little Round Top (60 minutes)
Meet at the Warren Statue, Little Round Top - Auto Tour Stop 8
For over an hour on July 2, 1863, Union and Confederate troops battled for possession of this small hill. Explore the rocky summit, see original Union breastworks, and discover why Little Round Top was so important to both armies.
Daily at 2 pm

The Care of the Wounded (60 minutes)
Meet at Ranger Site 2 - behind the Museum & Visitor Center
Civil War medicine was more than just bone saws and amputations. Learn how the wounded were evacuated and treated and discover the amazing story of the doctors and nurses who struggled to keep them alive.
Daily at 3 pm

Then and Now, The Photographs of Devils Den (60 min)
Meet at the Devil's Den parking lot
We will use our Devil's Den Then and Now web page to tell the story of the aftermath of the battle around Devils Den. Stand where the photographers stood when they captured their iconic pictures. Be sure to bring your smart phone or tablet for this interactive program.
Thursday at 3:30 pm

African American History Hike: On Freedom’s Tenuous Edge (60 minutes)
Meet at the “Ranger Program Begins Here” sign, National Cemetery Parking Lot - Auto Tour Stop 16
From their involvement with the Underground Railroad, to their experiences during the fighting and its aftermath, explore the impact of the battle upon Gettysburg’s African American community, and discover the fascinating lives of those who called this place home.
Saturday & Sunday at 3:30 pm

Battlefield in a Box (30 minutes)
Meet at Ranger Site 1 - behind the Museum & Visitor Center
This program is intended for new visitors designed to help explain the campaign and Battle of Gettysburg in an interactive fashion by building a map of the battlefield using select props.
Daily at 4 pm


Virtual Tour

A park ranger points across a green field to two hills in the background.

Virtual Tour

We offer all our visitors the opportunity to experience the battlefield, no matter where you are, with our park-wide virtual tour!

Last updated: July 16, 2021

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