The Gettysburg Heritage Center contracts weekends to various living history groups. Each group creates their own schedule for the weekend they are participating. If you are a frequent visitor to Gettysburg, you could see a different group & programming each time you visit!
To help you plan, please click on the group name for their schedule.
October 3, 2020 - 1:00 PM
87th PA Volunteer Infantry
The 87th PA, Company C Volunteer infantry re-enactors will be demonstrating the everyday training of the Union soldier during the Civil War. These re-enactors will show the techniques of the "Manual of Arms", loading and firing by the nine-count, and marching procedures that the soldiers drilled routinely. Several soldiers will also demonstrate the procedures used by the Signal Corp to communicate with other officers and soldiers much farther than a "social distance" away.
Please stop back, we are working very hard to get back to our normal events and presentations. At this time, we are looking to the fall months, and hope to have some living history camps again. The health and safety of our visitors, reenactors, and staff is our top priority. As things evolve, we will update our calendar. Thank you for your continued support and understanding!
We are accepting application for the 2021 season.
If you group would like to participate in our Living History program, please contact us at 717-334-6245 or email us at email@example.com
Please note: We require all groups to carry liability insurance, and have a minimum of 10 participants on site during our museum's operating hours.
Groups are required to provide visitors with demonstrations, and daily activities that are authentic, and enhance our guests experience to Gettysburg, and the Gettysburg Heritage Center.
What is Living history?
Find out these answers and more when you visit our Living History Encampments!
Special weekends*, May 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.
*Featured participants & programs will vary and represent different aspects of life. Programming is dictated by the contracted living history unit.