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The George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital Opens the 2019 Season
June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm$2 – $6
Visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have an opportunity to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the 2019 summer season. The historic site is open for visitors Friday through Sunday, June 7 through Aug 11, and is only accessible via shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center. The shuttle bus travels to and from the Museum & Visitor Center three times each hour, beginning at 10 a.m. with the final shuttle returning to the Museum & Visitor Center at 3:20 p.m.
Daily programs are offered. Special programs are offered some weekends at 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of the restored historic barn. Civil War era encampments are on site. Living historians from across the U.S. camp at the farm and provide visitors a glimpse of what happened there in 1863.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Daily (Fri. – Sun.) Programs:
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. The Spangler Farm in 1863
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. The Spangler Farm in 1863
2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm
Lower level of the restored historic barn at 12:30 p.m.
A Story of Civility and Kindness: Features three Gettysburg civilians who, after exhuming Union remains for burial in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, volunteered to identify nearly 3,000 Confederate soldiers’ graves, exhume and send the remains to their home states.
Living History Encampments:
2nd Corps Field Hospital CSA: Confederate field hospital with portrayal of Confederate surgeon, Hunter McGuire.
Confederate & Union Nurses: A unique portrayal of women who pioneered professional nursing and served during the War Between the States.
Visitors have the opportunity to purchase a single ticket to the historic site, or they can shuttle to the site free (upon request) with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket at the Museum & Visitor Center. For tickets, visit GettysburgFoundation.org or call 877-874-2478.
Visit GettysburgFoundation.org for information and reservations for tours, events and programs offered by the Gettysburg Foundation.