The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosts many educational and entertaining events throughout the year. Various authors, historians, living history groups and musical guests appear at the Heritage Center annually. It is our goal to enrich guests' visits through special programming, performances, and a variety of unique presentations.
Living History Camps
Most weekends*, April through November, the Gettysburg Heritage Center hosts complimentary Living History Encampments. Visitors are welcomed to actively learn by strolling through the camp, viewing drills and demonstrations, and engaging in conversation with historians. To find out more, visit our Living History page by clicking here!
Author & Artist Events:
Periodically throughout the year, visitors to the Gettysburg Heritage Center have the opportunity to meet various authors and artist. Visitors are able to meet the author/artist, purchase their work and have it personalized.
Please stop back often as we add authors to our events schedule often.
Civil War Era Church Service
Chaplain Rene Kinard, and his wife Rommi offer non-denominational Civil War era Church Services at the Gettysburg Heritage Center on special event weekends. All services are open to the public, and begin at 10 am. Seating is limited, it is recommended you bring a lawn chair in the event all seats are filled.
Scheduled Services for 2016:
Hanover Lancers Senior Drum & Bugle Corps
Friday, June 10 at
Returning to the Gettysburg Heritage Center for the second year in a row, the Hanover Lancers will offer spectators a concert like no other! The local drum & bugle corps will offer various music selections that will be sure to keep your toes tapping! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, and come enjoy this free show! Great for the whole family!
Lt. Col. (ret) Ralph Peters - Presentation & Book signing
Saturday, July 2 at 7 pm
First official book signing of his latest novel, "The Damned of Petersburg"!
Ralph Peters, currently a media commentator for Fox News, will be kicking off a book tour for his soon to be released book, "The Damned of Petersburg". His latest novel focuses on the summer and autumn of 1864, and the sacrifices by both sides, as Grant pushes Lee to Richmond and Petersburg. That confrontation shaped the nation that we know today.
The event will begin with a brief presentation by Ralph at 7 pm at the Gettysburg Heritage Center. Immediately following his talk, he will be available to sign copies of his books. Copies will be available to purchase prior to, and during the event.
Click Here to place an order for a signed copy of Ralph's book!