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An Evening with the Painting
An Evening with the Painting things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Next Month, Jul 20, 2019 (Saturday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Special After-Hours Exclusive Program Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, on the platform Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 6 p.m.


An Evening with the Painting
An Evening with the Painting things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Aug 17, 2019 (Saturday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Special After-Hours Exclusive Program Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, on the platform Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at 6 p.m.

An Evening with the Painting
An Evening with the Painting things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 12, 2019 (Saturday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Special After-Hours Exclusive Program Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, on the platform Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at 6 p.m.

An Evening with the Painting
An Evening with the Painting things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Nov 22, 2019 (Friday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Special After-Hours Exclusive Program Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, on the platform Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at 5 p.m.

An Evening with the Painting
An Evening with the Painting things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Nov 23, 2019 (Saturday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Special After-Hours Exclusive Program Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, on the platform Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at 3:45 p.m.


Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment
Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment
July 4th Weekend, Jul 05, 2019 (Friday) to Jul 07, 2019 (Sunday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg!

August Weekends @ PA Military Museum
August Weekends @ PA Military Museum things to do on a rainy day in Pennsylvania
Aug 03, 2019 (Saturday) to Aug 31, 2019 (Saturday) History event in Boalsburg, PA USA

Get an $8 tour for $6 or less! Guided Tour Weekends - Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price on Saturdays and Sundays. 1:00 p.m.

Dedication Day
Dedication Day
Nov 19, 2019 (Tuesday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Anniversary of Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address. November 19, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, was formally designated as Dedication Day, by a joint resolution of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, on November 19, 1946.

DOCUMENTARY FILM: “The Battle of the Somme”
DOCUMENTARY FILM: “The Battle of the Somme” things to do on a rainy day in Pennsylvania
July 4th Weekend, Jul 06, 2019 (Saturday) History event in Boalsburg, PA USA

One of the first propaganda movies every made DOCUMENTARY FILM: “The Battle of the Somme” – In 1916, a British War Office film crew documents the first days of this summer battle that lasted four months at the cost of more than one million killed and wounded.


Evening Fireside Chats at the Rupp House History Center
Evening Fireside Chats at the Rupp House History Center
July 4th Weekend, Jul 06, 2019 (Saturday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Fireside Chat: Officers for the Union Visitors to the Rupp House History Center will have an opportunity to enjoy a new series of evening Fireside Chats throughout the 2019 spring/summer season. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in the side yard of the Rupp House, located at 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg.

Evening Fireside Chats at the Rupp House History Center
Evening Fireside Chats at the Rupp House History Center
Aug 10, 2019 (Saturday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Fireside Chat: Officers for the Union Visitors to the Rupp House History Center will have an opportunity to enjoy a new series of evening Fireside Chats throughout the 2019 spring/summer season. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in the side yard of the Rupp House, located at 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg.

Evening Fireside Chats at the Rupp House History Center
Evening Fireside Chats at the Rupp House History Center
Sep 14, 2019 (Saturday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Fireside Chat: Officers for the Union Visitors to the Rupp House History Center will have an opportunity to enjoy a new series of evening Fireside Chats throughout the 2019 spring/summer season. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in the side yard of the Rupp House, located at 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg.

Exploring the Armor
Exploring the Armor
Sep 29, 2019 (Sunday) History event in Boalsburg, PA USA

Get up close and personal with historic pieces of armor “EXPLORING THE ARMOR” - Take a private history tour of the outside tracked vehicles including a look inside the crew compartments. Tour begins in the museum theatre. Seating is limited; Reservations required. 2:00 p.m.

Kids Day Dress-Up
Kids Day Dress-Up things to do on a rainy day in Pennsylvania
July 4th, Jul 04, 2019 (Thursday) History event in Boalsburg, PA USA

Play dress-up with parents “KIDS DAY: Dress Up and Discover!!” - Kids of all ages get to wear combat gear and helmets from the museum education collection. Pose for pictures behind the wheel of an authentic Jeep! Regular Admission Rates Apply; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

OPEN Labor Day 2019
OPEN Labor Day 2019 things to do on a rainy day in Pennsylvania
Labor Day, Sep 02, 2019 (Monday) History event in Boalsburg, PA USA

Get an $8 tour for $6 or less! OPEN Labor Day. Guided Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute
Dec 07, 2019 (Saturday) History event in Boalsburg, PA USA

A Date the Will Live in Infamy Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute: Seventy-eight years ago, on December 7th, the US Pacific Fleet at Hawaii was attacked by aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy. America was at war.

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies
Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies
Nov 23, 2019 (Saturday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Honor those who fought for our country in Gettysburg. Join us in honoring the soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War in this special annual parade held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary.

Then & NOW Living History Encampment/Bivouac
Then & NOW Living History Encampment/Bivouac
Sep 21, 2019 (Saturday) to Sep 22, 2019 (Sunday) History event in Boalsburg, PA USA

Military Time Line of Uniforms and Equipment “Then & NOW Living History Encampment/Bivouac” – Visit this Living History Time Line of Uniforms and Equipment from the 18th through 21st centuries on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Battle dress uniform show and weapons demonstrations begin at 1:00 p.

Then & NOW Military Time Line
Then & NOW Military Time Line
Sep 21, 2019 (Saturday) to Sep 22, 2019 (Sunday) History event in Boalsburg, PA USA

Discover three centuries of militaria “Then & NOW Living History Encampment/Bivouac” – Visit this Living History Time Line of Uniforms and Equipment from the 18th through 21st centuries on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Battle dress uniform show and weapons demonstrations begin at 1:00 p.

Third Thursdays Exclusive Program
Third Thursdays Exclusive Program things to do on a rainy day in Gettysburg, PA
Next Month, Jul 18, 2019 (Thursday) History event in Gettysburg, PA USA

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

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