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.

Annual Legacy Weekend

Weekend of September 15-16, 2018

“Trouble in the Enemy’s Country”

Following Gordon’s Brigade to Gettysburg, June 1863.

Join Executive Director Dr. Daryl Black and Director of Education Peter Miele on September 15th and 16th for our 2018 Legacy Weekend program, “Trouble in the Enemy’s Country.” This special two-day bus tour (returning to Gettysburg each night) will trace the route John B. Gordon’s Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia followed from their crossing of the Potomac River, to their fight at Wrightsville, and into battle at Gettysburg on July 1. Learn about the men who fought with Gordon’s Brigade, the civilians who experienced the invasion, and the impact of the excursion on the Gettysburg Campaign. The tour will include stops at Shepherdstown, the site of the Caledonia Iron Furnace, Marsh Creek, York, Wrightsville, and Barlow’s Knoll.

September 15:

8am: Registration at United Lutheran Seminary; light breakfast and coffee

8:30am: Overview presentation

9:30am: Bus departs Seminary

Morning stops: Packhouse Ford, Shepherdstown

Lunch: Shepherdstown

Afternoon stops: Caledonia Iron Furnace, Marsh Creek, Gettysburg

5:00pm: Return to Seminary

6:30pm: Dinner at Seminary (included)

September 16:

8am: Light breakfast and coffee

8:30am: Bus departs Seminary

Morning stops: York, Wrightsville

Lunch: Wrightsville

Afternoon stop: Barlow’s Knoll

4:15pm: Return to Seminary

Cost is $195 for members and $245 for non-members.
All meals during the event are included with registration.

To register, please CLICK HERE or call 717-339-1300.

We have also made arrangements with the new Best Western Hotel Gettysburg at 301 Steinwehr Avenue. A block of rooms under "Seminary Ridge Museum" has been made available to book until August 22. The cost for rooms with two queen beds will be $150 per night. Reservations may be made by calling 717-334-1188.

 

Interpretive Tour Schedule

Monday, 8/13/18

11:30 Final Attack Walking Tour—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 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, 8/14/18

No Tours Today

Wednesday, 8/15/18

No Tours Today

Thursday, 8/16/18

No Tours Today

Friday, 8/17/18

11:30 Battlefield Lessons: Inside the Seminary Hospital—The Civil War was long believed to have been fought in the ‘medical Middle Ages.’ But what did doctors really know in the 1860s? Join an Assistant Surgeon and Hospital Steward and discover some of the advancements in medical science and logistics that emerged from the Civil War. 45 minutes. Meet in room 5 on the 3rd 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.

Saturday, 8/18/18

11:30 Final Attack Walking Tour—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 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 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.

Sunday, 8/19/18

11:30 Final Attack Walking Tour—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.

 

Sunset Cupola Tours

Friday, September 7—7pm - Click here for reservations.

Saturday, September 8—7pm - Click here for reservations.

 

 

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