Adams County Community Appreciation Day
The Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park invite Adams County residents to a Community Appreciation Day. On four designated Community Appreciation Days a year, Adams County residents enjoy free admission to the Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and free admission to the David Wills House. Local visitors should be prepared to show proof of Adams County residence, such as a driver’s license, to obtain tickets. Due to the popularity of previous community events, Adams County residents are encouraged to arrive early. Tickets at the Museum and Visitor Center and at the David Wills House are available on a first-come, first-served basis. (Advance reservations are not available for Community Appreciation Day tickets and rain checks will not be available.) In conjunction with Community Appreciation Day, the Rupp House History Center will be open with special hours (admission is free/tickets are not required.)
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
Start with our film presentation, a New Birth of Freedom, immediately followed by a viewing of the famous Gettysburg Cyclorama. Then continue your visit by immersing yourself in our twelve-gallery museum. Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm. (the last show will begin at 4:00 p.m.) The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg.
David Wills House Delivers History and Preservation
The Civil War came to the doorstep of the David Wills home in 1863 as Confederate soldiers occupied the town and the Wills house was used by wounded and dying soldiers. Months later President Abraham Lincoln stayed in this home just before delivering his Gettysburg Address. The David Wills House offers a self-guided museum tour that includes five galleries, two recreated rooms, including the Lincoln bedroom, two interactive stations, two films and a gift shop. Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm. The David Wills House is located at 8 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg.
Rupp House History Center Offers Civilian and Soldier Experiences
Through interactive exhibits that use sight, sound, touch and even smell, Rupp House visitors are able to immerse themselves in 19th century culture and learn about the civilians and the soldiers who struggled here, the John Rupp family and the preservation work that is critical to understanding the Battle of Gettysburg. Hours: 12:00pm – 5:00pm. The Rupp House History Center is located at 451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg.