The 17th Corps Field Hospital
The George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital
Visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have an opportunity to experience the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital throughout the 2019 summer season. Walk the grounds, hear the stories and feel the emotions of life – and death – at this historic farm suddenly transformed into a corps field hospital. 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 for visitors Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug 11, and is only accessible via shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center. Daily programs are offered. Special programs are offered some weekends at 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of the restored historic barn.
Saturday, June 29, 2019 Programs:
10:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. - The Spangler Farm in 1863
11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. - An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm
Living History Encampment:
17th Corps Field Hospital: Exhibits and demonstrations of Union Civil War medicine includes pill making, nursing, nutrition, medicines, medical instruments including a pocket and capital amputation kit, and daily sick call illnesses.
(12:30 p.m. lower level of the historic barn)
Medicine of the 1860s: Medicines and medical procedures of the era.
Visitors have the opportunity to shuttle to the historic site free (upon request) with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket at the Museum & Visitor Center or purchase a single ticket to the site. For tickets, visit GettysburgFoundation.org or call 877-874-2478.
Visit GettysburgFoundation.org for information and reservations for tours, events and programs offered by the Gettysburg Foundation.
Date & Time
June 29, 2019
10:00AM - 3:30PM
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center 1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg 17325 PA US http://www.susquehannalife.com/businesses/pa-gettysburg-gettysburg-national-military-park-museum-and-visitor-center
Adult tickets $6/Youth tickets $2 OR Free upon request with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience ticket