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
Several weekends throughout the year, 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.
Camps take place several times throughout the year. We are currently working on the 2019 schedule. Please be sure to stop back
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. Stop back regularly to see future book events!
Check back for upcoming book signings!
Take a look at some of our previous book talk events, courtesy of C-SPAN.
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.
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2019 Scheduled Sunday Services:
May 26 - Memorial Day
July 7 - 4th of July
September 1 - Labor Da
November 24 - Remembrance Day
First Friday, Gettysburg Style
April 5, 2019
5 pm - 8 pm
The community is invited to come out to the Gettysburg Heritage Center for an Open House! Guests will be able to tour the museum, go through the Cellar Experience, and watch the movie, "Gettysburg: An Animated Map"! Be sure to Also available that evening will be Victorian Carriage rides (first come, first served). These short, sample rides give you an idea of what it is like to take a battlefield or town tour! GettyPeds will have their scoot-coupes, scooters and electric bikes out on display so you can see what they're like, and find out more about the tours they offer!
Donations will be collected for Forever Love Pet Rescue, located just down the street from the Gettysburg Heritage Center!
A fun evening for the entire family! Come out and learn about all the great things the Gettysburg Heritage Center has to offer!
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Join Civil War Institute’s Peter Carmichael; Gettysburg NMP’s Chris Gwinn; and Shepherd University’s James Broomall for a FREE guided walking tour of Culp’s Hill . They will provide diverse perspectives and little-known stories of the fighting on Culp’s Hill. No reservations are necessary; those interested in participating should meet at Spangler’s Spring (Gettysburg NMP) at 9:30 am. The tour will conclude at 12:30 pm.
John Heckman, aka the "Tattooed Historian," will conduct a live interactive interview with James Broomall, Chris Gwinn and Peter Carmichael at Gettysburg Heritage Center (297 Steinwehr Ave). FREE and open to the public, this interview will focus on “Letters from Gettysburg,” including a wrenchingly candid letter from John Futch, who fought at Culp’s Hill with the 3rd North Carolina, losing his brother in the process. Tour participants are encouraged to stay for this lively and interactive program, which will offer plenty of opportunities for questions from the audience.
*The April 13th programming is made available through the collaborative efforts of Gettysburg College, Shepherd University, Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Gettysburg Heritage Center.