Love it or hate it, Gettysburg’s busy season isn’t quite over yet. Here are some free events to keep you occupied now that the bikers and re-enactors are gone.
Tours at the Shriver House Museum
Date: July 27
Time: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., tours begin every half hour
Location: 309 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg
Residents will have a chance to learn more about the lifestyles, customs and furnishings of the 1860s during a series of free tours at the Shriver House. Cake and pink lemonade will also be on-hand in honor of George Shriver, one of the house’s former occupants, who was born on July 27, 1836. Space is limited to a maximum of 20 visitors per tour. For additional information, call (717) 337-2800 or visit www.shriverhouse.org.
Birds with a Gettysburg Address
Date: Aug. 2
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Gettysburg National Military Park Ampitheater, West Confederate Avenue
Gettysburg resident and South Mountain Audubon Society member Bonnie Portzline will talk about her birding experiences in and around the park during this special evening campfire program. The program includes a sampling of Portzline’s birding photos, suggestions for local birding areas and tips about nature photography. Click here for more information.
Date: Aug. 8 through 10
Dozens of bands will perform at restaurants, bars and other venues throughout Gettysburg to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund, which provides assistance to young cancer patients and their families. For more information, and a full list of bands and venues, visit Gettysburg Rocks’ website. You can also read previous coverage of Gettysburg Rock events.
Gettysburg Music Muster
Date: Aug. 15 and 16
Time: Performances start at 1 p.m. Aug. 15 and 9:40 a.m. Aug. 16
Location: Gettysburg National Military Park and surrounding locations
Civil War-inspired musicians will fill the air with song during the annual Gettysburg Music Muster. Entertainment includes instrumental performances with the fife and banjo, Victorian dance and Civil War-era ballads. The program will begin each day at the flag pole kiosk in front of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and will proceed throughout the day at various locations in and around the park. Click here for more information.
If you missed some of the recent festivities in Gettysburg, read more about them here: