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.
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 for future book events!
Thunder on the Strip:
Gettysburg Bike Rally
July 12 - 15
Gettysburg's annual Bike Week is here! Every year, over the second weekend in July, hundreds of bikers come to Gettysburg to relax, learn about the history, eat, shop, and have fun!
The Gettysburg Heritage Center will host a vendor village, including food and beer, and bands each evening! There is no admission fee to enter the event. Beer tent benefits and is operated by Buchanan Valley Vol. Fire Dept.
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!
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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September 2 - Labor Day
November 18 - Remembrance Day