ALERT: Due to the weather forecast of a prolonged heat wave to peak by the weekend and heat advisories expected, the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital is closed Friday-Sunday, June 21-23. The historic site is expected to reopen with living history and programming June 28-30.

ALERT: Little Round Top is currently closed to all visitation for rehabilitation. The National Park Service estimates Little Round Top to reopen to the public in late Spring or early Summer 2024. Learn more.


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July 2, 2021


George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital


Acclaimed stage and screen actor, playwright and author Stephen Lang will perform a reading of his book The Wheatfield at 2 p.m., Friday, July 2, as part of the battle anniversary special programming at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital.

A highlight of the programming for the 158 anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Lang will perform the rare public reading of his book The Wheatfield that tells the true story of Union Soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, James Jackson Purman and his encounters with friend and foe in the Gettysburg Wheatfield.

Docents are available for questions. 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.

The historic site is open to visitors Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 


A ticket to the Museum & Visitor Center does not guarantee entry. Attendance is first-come, first-served.


With the popularity of visits to the historic site during the battle anniversary weekend, July 1-4, the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital is accessible via shuttle from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, July 1-4, beginning at 10 a.m. The shuttle bus transports visitors to the Spangler Farm from the Museum & Visitor Center every 20 minutes three times each hour, 10 a.m. through 1:40 p.m. with no shuttle at noon.


The shuttle bus returns visitors to the Museum & Visitor Center every 20 minutes three times each hour, with the final return shuttle departing the Spangler Farm at 2:50 p.m. A timed shuttle ticket to the historic site is included at no additional charge with a ticket to programs at the Museum & Visitor Center. In accordance with TSA guidelines on public transportation, face coverings/masks on the shuttle are required.

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