The George Spangler Farm
Civil War Field Hospital Site
An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm
11 a.m. to Noon
Join a National Park Service Ranger at the George Spangler Farm and discover the Union Army’s 11th Corps Field hospital, where over 1,900 soldiers wounded in the battle of Gettysburg were cared for. Hear the soldiers’ stories and the stories of the doctors and nurses who struggled to keep them alive.
Arts and Trades of the Past
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Join living historians in authentic dress demonstrating trades of the period and get a first-hand glimpse into the lives of the family and civilians at the farm before and after the site was a field hospital.
History Comes to Life: War Reaches the Homefront
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
View a dramatic ensemble cast represent soldiers and civilians who experienced the impact of the battle of Gettysburg, specifically those at the George Spangler farm. The historic buildings provide a moving backdrop for these stories of fear, pain, valor, and hope.
Interactive History Encampment
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chat with knowlegable living historians as you mingle in authenic camps portraying the civilian experience, civilian aide societies, Civil War field medicine and Union artillery.