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Annual Gettysburg Reenactment

965 Pumping Station Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325-8110
+1 717-338-1525
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This is an annual event BUT it is relatively poorly attended by reenactors on the years between the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
gjtoth
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Louisville, Kentucky
great to see

My boyfriend and another couple and I came for July 2017 154th Reenactment. We bought bleacher... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
tracyrocks
,
Brooklyn, New York
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965 Pumping Station Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325-8110
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is an annual event BUT it is relatively poorly attended by reenactors on the years between the 5 year increments (150, 155, etc). The "off year" reenactments are held on the site where the movie "Gettysburg" was filmed. The "on year" reenactments are held...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

My boyfriend and another couple and I came for July 2017 154th Reenactment. We bought bleacher seats in advance for the first day and arrived early to beat the crowds/traffic. We are in our mid 30s and none of us are huge history buffs, but...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We've all seen the paintings of battles, most of us have seen reenactments on T.V. but it doesn't compare to the real thing. A commentator explains the battle infrequently when the action is going on. The soldiers on both sides march into and/or out of...More

1  Thank Justin W
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

I missed out this year but I am truly excited about seeing the battle that we can planning to return for the next reenactment. We'll be coming from Texas just to see the battle.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Last time we went (in 2013) the event was at another site. We actually saw far more this time and for once the Southern forces were close to the spectator area. A god turn out for Sutlers, but not enough period music

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Since we were here we wanted to go see the reenactment. We only bought a one day pass but for a family of seven that was QUITE expensive. We were all anxious for the battles. We thought it was going to be a "fight" with...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I really enjoyed it only things so hot the reactors were great really in it and they were not alone I'am gifted person ghosts attach theyselfs to my enemry I plan to put all on the pictures on the web site

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Participating at this event, I noticed a few things that would be helpful to spectators. There are minimal shade trees at the site, so you will want to have your SPF 35 on before entering. Also, there are no flush toilets (portajons) and no place...More

2  Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

It is almost real. They do such a good job you would swear it was real. You are told what is going on as it unfolds. Get tickets way in advance for the bleachers and take lots of water. The have a full three day...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

expensive if you are a family, a price of almost 40.each to stand in sun and heat to see a short battle of 30minutes and walk around the camp. My 9 and 14 year olds are history buffs.They should have a family price. There were...More

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Gary M
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
The Gettysburg Reenactment is in July, around the anniversary of the Battle. They offer tours of the battlefield year around though. I would suggest getting a hotel in Gettysburg if you go because it's several hours from... More
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Terri B
7 January 2018|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much re-enacting you want to see. You'll be sitting in the sun during the battle. I attended the 2017 event as a musician, and when we weren't playing I wandered around and saw everything of interest in a few... More
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Luann L
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Response from sweetsue522017 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the 1baggoalso the tours the houses or battlefield is so much better to prepay ahead. where u stay pay the extra money for the one that serve a full breakfast to u bring snacks & a lot of water do it get real... More
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