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Events for Everyone

Seminary Ridge Museum offers special events and programs throughout the year. Please check this page for updates and registration and ticket information.

Interpretive Tour Schedule

Monday, 10/8/18

11:30 Soldiers at the Barricade — Join a Union and a Confederate soldier to examine their motivations to go to war and their actions on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. What brought these two very different groups to fight on the fields of south-central Pennsylvania, and what happened to them when they clashed near the back door of the Seminary on July 1? Meet in room 5 on the 4th floor of the museum.

2:30 Peace and Reunion at Gettysburg — Discover the story of the Peace Portico, the structure on the west side of the building that was the first monument to peace on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Learn how the structure commemorates peace, reunion, and reconciliation. 20 minutes. Meet near the elevator on the 2nd floor.

3:30 Slavery and Freedom on the Border — Examine slavery and freedom through the personal experiences of African-Americans in a northern border county. During this interactive program, you will have the opportunity to handle replica artifacts and copies of newspaper advertisements. 25 minutes. Meet in room 4 on the 2nd floor.

Tuesday, 10/9/18

11:30 Slavery and Freedom on the Border — Examine slavery and freedom through the personal experiences of African-Americans in a northern border county. During this interactive program, you will have the opportunity to handle replica artifacts and copies of newspaper advertisements. 25 minutes. Meet in room 4 on the 2nd floor.

2:30 The Seminary in the Battle — Join a guide for a short walk along Seminary Ridge. Learn about the families and students who lived here when the battle raged across this ground on July 1, 1863, and what they experienced in the days and months after. 30 minutes. Meet at the main entrance of the building.

3:30 Peace and Reunion at Gettysburg — Discover the story of the Peace Portico, the structure on the west side of the building that was the first monument to peace on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Learn how the structure commemorates peace, reunion, and reconciliation. 20 minutes. Meet near the elevator on the 2nd floor.

Wednesday, 10/10/18

No Tours Today

Thursday, 10/11/18

No Tours Today

Friday, 10/12/18

10:00-3:00 (continuous program) ‘Mountain Boys’ at Gettysburg: The 149th PA and 34th NC at Gettysburg — Join a United States and a Confederate soldier to examine their motivations to go to war and their actions on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. What brought these two very different groups to fight on the fields of south-central Pennsylvania? What does this say about the larger feelings about war? Meet at the Lee’s Headquarters site, Buford Avenue (walking distance from Seminary Ridge Museum).

2:30 The Seminary in the Battle — Join a guide for a short walk along Seminary Ridge. Learn about the families and students who lived here when the battle raged across this ground on July 1, 1863, and what they experienced in the days and months after. 30 minutes. Meet at the main entrance of the building.

3:30 Peace and Reunion at Gettysburg — Discover the story of the Peace Portico, the structure on the west side of the building that was the first monument to peace on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Learn how the structure commemorates peace, reunion, and reconciliation. 20 minutes. Meet near the elevator on the 2nd floor.

Saturday, 10/13/18

No Tours Today

Sunday, 10/14/18

11:30 The Final Attack: July 1, 1863 — Join a guide for a tour of the first day’s fighting, with a specific focus on the importance of the Seminary grounds to the battle. Learn about the Union army’s defensive action, how the Confederates overcame the position, and how the fighting on July 1 set up the action for the next two days. 45 minutes, ½ mile walk. Meet near the front door of the museum.

2:30 Slavery and Freedom on the Border — Examine slavery and freedom through the personal experiences of African-Americans in a northern border county. During this interactive program, you will have the opportunity to handle replica artifacts and copies of newspaper advertisements. 25 minutes. Meet in room 4 on the 2nd floor.

3:30 The Seminary in the Battle — Join a guide for a short walk along Seminary Ridge. Learn about the families and students who lived here when the battle raged across this ground on July 1, 1863, and what they experienced in the days and months after. 30 minutes. Meet at the main entrance of the building.

Annual Legacy Weekend

Due to the uncertain weather conditions associated with Hurricane Florence, we postponed the Annual Legacy Weekend until Spring 2019. Please check back for details.

Save the Date

Our Annual Symposium will be held on the weekend of March 16, 2019. Please check back for details.

 

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