Event details


June 21, 2019


George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital


Discover one of the best surviving farms used as a corps field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg—the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital—minutes from the battlefield. Hear the stories of the Spangler family, the soldiers, the surgeons and the civilians. Learn how the Spangler family went from working their 80-acre farm to facing extreme adversity as the farm was transformed into one of the largest field hospitals where more than 1,900 wounded Union and Confederate soldiers were treated. Explore the restored barn that sheltered wounded soldiers. Visit the rehabilitated summer kitchen where Confederate General Lewis A. Armistead reportedly died from wounds received during Pickett's Charge. See Civil War era encampments and mingle with historians from all over the U.S.

Open Friday-Sunday in the summer months and on the Battle Anniversary (July 1-3). The historic site is 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 Visitor Center at 3:20 p.m.

FREE admission with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama, and Museum ticket. Discount will be reflected in your cart.

Tour time: at least 1 hour plus shuttle time
Tours start/end: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

Daily 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

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

Living History Encampment

June 21, 22 & 23   Blue & Grey Hospital Association: Civil War living history organization teaches Civil War medicine: caregivers, medical staff, orderlies, ambulance corpsman, and the civilians nurses and field relief roles.

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