Ford Family Day
- Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
- August 5, 2017
- 08:00AM - 06:00PM
- Free and open to the public
- Event Website
The Gettysburg Foundation is pleased to announce that the Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring a day of free educational programs at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center Saturday, August 5. The event is a collaboration of Ford, Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park. The public is welcome to come and enjoy an activity-filled day for adults and children alike, with free admission to the Cyclorama, Film and Museum, along with other special events held only on this day.
FREE programs include:
Cyclorama, Film and Museum
8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Timed Tickets are required and available at the Ticketing Counter at the Visitor Center
Start with our feature film “A New Birth of Freedom” narrated by Morgan Freeman, then spend time with the world-famous “Battle of Gettysburg” Cyclorama painting in the round, followed by a browse through the 12-gallery museum.
Explore and More with a Licensed Battlefield Guide
1:00 p.m. -1:45 p.m.
45-minute interactive Monumental Treasure Hunt with a Licensed Battlefield Guide.
Located in Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center at the Visitor Center
NPS Family Activities
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A Family Activities Area full of special programs and hands-on history activities just for kids will be presented with a variety of history stations. Stations will include a Junior Ranger Station, Summer Reading Adventures at 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon, Selfies in Civil War clothing from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Hands on History Cart from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Join the Army interactive sessions at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy Civil War period music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outdoors. Come sing, dance and tap your toes to the lively music. A variety of musical acts will perform throughout the day highlighting musical traditions from historic to Americana selections.
Ice Cream Break
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (while supplies last). Enjoy a free scoop of locally made Mr. G’s ice cream.
Living History Encampment
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A specially priced picnic lunch will be available for purchase between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325, and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Visit Event Website for More Info