& 4th of July
|Looking for a day trip or a weekend get-a-way? Still haven't decided on the family vacation? Gettysburg is your perfect destination! We're not just for history buffs, although, if that is what you're looking for, you've come to the right place! In addition to the rich history Gettysburg has to offer, there are plenty of special events taking place, outdoor recreation, shopping, and so much more! |
The American Civil War Museum and Gettysburg Gift Center is buzzing with upcoming events, living history presentations, and special appearances by artist and authors! We are constantly changing and growing. Stop by and see what we have to offer! If you are planning a trip and want to know what is happening at the museum or in the gift store, visit www.gettysburgmuseum.com!
|Great Gifts for Dad!
|Think about all the great things your dad has done for you over the years. Family vacations, teaching you how to drive, lending you money, and much more! Dad was always there doing what he does best - being dad! On Father's Day, why not thank him for all he has done with a gift from Gettysburg! The Gettysburg Gift Center has exactly what you are looking for. Whether you are looking for replica weapons or art, apparel or books, you'll find the perfect gift!
Not sure exactly what to buy? Check out some of our special promotions or combo deals! You can find the gift you need at the price you want!
Still not sure what to get dad? Why not give him a gift certificate! Take the stress out of shopping, and dad can pick out exactly what he wants. Call our customer service at 717-334-6245 to order your gift certificate today!
Instead of giving a gift from Gettysburg, why not give a gift of Gettysburg! Perhaps an overnight stay in Gettysburg is what dad wants, or a week studying the battlefield. The Best of Gettysburg showcases accommodations, museums, tours, restaurants, and much more that will help you plan your visit. Visit www.BestofGettysburg.com online for specials, coupons, and more information. Create a once in a lifetime trip full of memories that dad will never forget!
|146th Gettysburg Battle Reenactment - July 3 - 5!
The thunder of cannons and the cries of battle will once again be heard in Gettysburg. July 3 - 5 marks the 146th Annual Gettysburg Battle Reenactment. This is the only battle reenactment that will take place in Gettysburg throughout the year.
Advanced tickets can be purchased by visiting www.gettysburgmuseum.com! Orders placed by June 21 will be mailed to you. Any orders after that date will be available for pick-up at our store upon your arrival to Gettysburg.
All sales are final, no refunds will be given. The event is held rain or shine.
|*NEW* 20 pdr Parrott Cannon by Andrew Chernak!
|Artist, historian and sculptor Andrew Chernak will release his latest sculpture, a 20 pdr. Parrott cannon on July 4, 2009! This is the seventh cannon in his "Hear the Cannons Roar" series. These large guns were used during the Battle of Gettysburg. The Union had one battery of 20 pdr. Parrott cannons at the battle. Tafts' 5th New York Artillery was posted near the front of the Cemetery gate house on Cemetery Hill, and another section of 2 guns were behind the gate house aiming at Oak Hill. There were 4 on Baltimore St. firing at Benners Hill where the Confederates had a battalion of artillery posted.
Andrew Chernak will make a special appearance at the Gift Center complex on July 4, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. He will be available to meet with visitors, discuss his many projects, including the Gold Star Mother's Memorial, and sign sculptures. Chernak's entire collection is available at the Gettysburg Gift Center. Visit our online store at www.GettysburgMuseum.com to shop for Andrew Chernak pewter sculptures.
|*NEW* General Robert E. Lee by Francis Barnum
| General Robert E. Lee is one of the most notable generals in American history. His dedication, humility, and wisdom surpassed most of his peers during the Civil War, and still many today. Francis Barnum has captured the face of war in his newest release, General Robert E. Lee. Scheduled to ship July 1, this unique sculpture is available at a preview price of $360 until July 5. After July 5, the price of the sculpture will be $450.
Francis Barnum will make a special appearance at the Gettysburg Gift Center on July 4, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. He will be available to talk with customers, sign sculptures, and discuss current and upcoming work. The Gettysburg Gift Center carries the complete collection of Francis Barnum pewter. Visit our online store at www.GettysburgMuseum.com for available sculptures and current prices.
|July 4th Weekend - Special Events!
Come celebrate the 4th of July in Gettysburg! The Gettysburg Gift Center complex will host a number of special events leading up to the 4th of July and throughout the holiday weekend. (This schedule does not include Living History presentations.)
|Schedule of Events
June 20 & 21:
Michael Zucherro, Author 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Williams, Author 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Steven Stanley & J.D. Petruzzi, Authors 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Funt, Hand-crafted Artillery 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kajsa Cook, Author 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Kelly Butterbaugh, Author 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Lucy Cadwallader, Hair Jeweler 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Michael Kanazawich, Author 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Andrew Chernak, Artist 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Francis Barnum, Artist 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rebecca Schmehl, Victorian Jewelry 10
a.m. - 3 p.m.
Steven Stanley & J.D.
Petruzzi, Authors 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Tom McGrath, Author 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Walter Heiss, Author 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Mark Hubman, Author 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Gloria Grant, Author 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The schedule is subject to change. Please visit the events page
on our website for details and any additions or changes.
|Living History Encampment and Presentation
The American Civil War Museum complex offers visitors free living history encampments March through November. Each weekend a different group camps on the front lawn and presents life as a Union soldier, Confederate soldier, or Civilian. Typically groups provide demonstrations on weapons and firing, surgical procedures, cooking, drills, and much more. Visitors are encouraged to walk through the camp, and ask questions to the reenactors. There are no battles that take place in the encampment.
July 4th weekend the Civil War Heritage Foundation will set up Union and Confederate Camps and offer a full schedule of presentations. Presentations will last approximately 20 minutes and will be held under the main presentation tent, unless otherwise noted. The schedule is subject to change, additions will be made as the event draws near. Visit our Living History page for an up to date schedule.
Civil War Heritage Foundation - Living History Presentations
10:00 a.m. - General Kemper (CSA)
10:30 a.m. - Sam Remington
11:00 a.m. - The Daughters of Charity, Sister Camilla
11:30 a.m. - Civil War Music by Kathy & Jen
12:00 p.m. - President Lincoln and Grace Bedell
12:30 p.m. - Ann Trimble, her life with Issac
1:00 p.m. - The Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln
1:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Walk across Pickett's Charge
4:30 p.m. - General Buford, (USA)(Under his tent)
5:00 p.m. - Tillie Pierce
5:30 p.m. - Major Moses (CSA)
6:00 p.m. - Mrs. Flora Stuart
7:00 p.m. - Period Clothing Attire Sale (Ladies tent)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Civil War Music
10:00 a.m. - Mrs. Belle Cave Kemper, view of love and marriage
10:30 a.m. - General Issac Trimble (CSA)
11:00 a.m. - The Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln
11:30 a.m. - Civil War Music by Kathy & Jen
12:00 p.m. - Freemasons in the Civil War
12:30 p.m. - The Great Debate: The Constitutionality of Secession
1:00 p.m. - President Lincoln and Grace Bedell
1:30 p.m. - Home for our Boys - Ladies' Aid Society
2:00 p.m. - Civil War Medicine - The Blue and the Grey
2:30 p.m. - Major Moses (CSA)
3:00 p.m. - Ladies Tea (RSVP required)
3:00 p.m. - Remington and Son's during the Civil War
3:30 p.m. - General James Kemper (CSA)
4:30 p.m. - General Longstreet (CSA)
5:30 p.m. - General Buford (USA) (Under his tent)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Civil War Music
10:00 a.m. - Chaplin Rene - Civil War Church Service
11:30 a.m. - General Buford (USA) (Under his tent)
12:00 p.m. - General Jeb Stuart
1:30 p.m. - General Wm. Extra Billy Smith (CSA)
2:30 p.m. - The Betrothed - Susan Tarleton of Mobile
The Civil War Heritage Foundation encampment is set up on the front lawn of the American Civil War Museum from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. July 3 & 4
and 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. July 5.
|Congratulations to our History Meets the Arts Drawing Winner!
Congratulations to Blanche R. who is our History Meets the Arts drawing winner! Blanche will receive a "Wade Hampton" pewter sculpture by Civil War artist Francis Barnum! Retail value of $90!
Keep reading our monthly newsletter for more special drawings and special promotions!
|Mark Your Calendar!
There are a number of events taking place at the American Civil War Museum and throughout the town of Gettysburg. Make sure you mark your calendar!!
June 13 - 34th Annual Antique Car Show. Latimore Valley Fairgrounds 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
June 18 - 12th Annual Brass Band Festival. For more information visit www.gettysburgfestival.org
June 19-21 - Pennsylvania Lavender Festival. Held at the Willow Pond Farm in Fairfield, PA. Just 10 minutes west of Gettysburg. Visit www.willowpondherbs.com for more information!
June 18 - 28 - Gettysburg Festival. A town-wide festival celebrating America's cultural arts. Visit www.gettysburgfestival.org for more information.
June 26 - 28 - Annual Civil War Collectors Show. Open to the public at the Allstar Sports Complex. Visit www.uniondb.com for more information.
July 3 - 5 - Annual Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment. Tickets are available online by visiting our website at www.gettysburgmuseum.com
July 9 - 11 - Gettysburg Bike Week. Over 30,000 motorcycles and special events! Visit www.gettysburgbikeweek.com for more details!
July 18 - 10th Annual Adams County Irish Festival. A full day of Irish music, dancers, food, and more! For more information visit www.adamscountyirishfestival.com.
August 18 - 22 - 87th Annual South Mountain Fair. Located a few miles outside of Gettysburg in Arentsville,PA. Visit www.southmountainfair.com for more information.
November 21 - 22 - Annual Remembrance Day observance. Parade Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
|We look forward to seeing you soon! Can't make it to Gettysburg? Make sure you visit our website for exciting events, special promotions, and new products! www.gettysburgmuseum.com