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Spring Volunteer Work Days
Spring Volunteer Work Days
April 29 & 30
Gettysburg remains in pristine condition thanks in part to the hands-on work done by volunteers. The Spring Volunteer Work Days are your opportunity to help preserve and maintain Gettysburg's national parks. You can volunteer both days or just one.
April 29: Spring Volunteer Work Days
April 30: Spring Volunteer Work Days

Heritage Trail Hike
Heritage Trail Hike

May 4-5, 2018 Sold Out
Hike the Billy Yank and Johnny Reb trails - 15 miles in two days! Join Licensed Battlefield Guide Larry Korczyk for an in-depth look at the Gettysburg Battlefield from beyond the roadways.

Sat 5/4/19 Heritage Trail Hike

May Encounters with History
May Encounters with History
May 18, 2019 Sold Out
“Action Forward!” Civil War Field Artillery at Gettysburg with Licensed Battlefield Guide David Donahue
This classroom and battlefield exercise is a 6 hour introduction to the use of artillery by the armies at Gettysburg. The three-hour morning classroom session will be a lecture/discussion of the mission, tactics, ammunition, equipment, organization, and logistical support of artillery in the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia. The afternoon practical exercise will take the students to the First Day battlefield where they will have the opportunity to evaluate the challenges that Union First Corps artillery battery commanders faced on July 1st, 1863. Participants can then determine how and why those batteries fought as they did that day. The afternoon session will include a roughly one mile walk over rough terrain.
Sat 5/18/19 May Encounters with History

Volunteer Work Day
Volunteer Work Day
June 1, 2019
Participants will spend a full day working on preservation projects at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, alongside the National Park Service Maintenance Team. Work assignments vary each year but include the following categories: building and painting fences, detail painting or cleaning headstones in Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg or clearing brush. Be sure to register early as space is limited.
Sat 6/1/19 Volunteer Work Day

July Encounters with History
July Encounters with History
July 20
The Union First Corps First Division of the Army of the Potomac – Morning July 1, 1863 with Licensed Battlefield Guides Larry Korczyk and Bill Trelease
The morning tour of the Day 1 battlefield will detail the action of General Lysander Cutler’s brigade of the First Division of the Union First Corp, while the afternoon tour will cover the action of the Iron Brigade of the First Division of the Union First Corps and the fight on McPherson’s Ridge. Overall, the two tours will involve about a mile of walking over moderately strenuous ground. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
Sat 7/20/19 July Encounters with History

Friends Merchandise
Friends Merchandise
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Gettysburg Foundation Field Bag
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