Family Day

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Family Day

Date & Time

Saturday May 27, 2023
10:00 AM : 3:00 PM UTC-4

The Gettysburg Foundation will host Family Day at Spangler, a free, one-day event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. The event offers free admission and the opportunity for the Adams County community and visitors to Gettysburg to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital.

Family Day at Spangler offers an educational day for families to experience and learn more about the history of the 80-acre historic site.

The family-friendly programming and offerings include the opportunity to:

Visit one of the best-preserved Civil War field hospitals utilized during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Hear stories about the civilians and their role at the farm during and after the battle.
Explore Civil War era pharmaceuticals and dentistry.
Learn about the Letterman System and how it was used during the battle.
See a reproduction of a Civil War Wheeling (Rosecrans) ambulance that was used to transport the wounded.
Hear stories about the Spangler family.
Discover Civil War era games.
Treat yourself to a local favorite with Mr. G’s old fashioned ice cream.

Shuttles to the Family Day will depart from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center throughout the day. Free shuttle tickets are required and are available at the Ticket Counter inside the Museum & Visitor Center, online or by calling 877-874-2478.

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