Children of Gettysburg 1863


The Interactive Adventure for Young Historians

Journey back to 1863 with your family in Gettysburg’s most family-friendly children’s history museum.

Children of Gettysburg 1863 provides young visitors with a hands-on history experience in Gettysburg through the interactive exhibits featuring stories of the children, teens and young adults who lived here during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

Designed for families and children (grades K-5), the interactive adventure takes families on a journey through galleries such as Growing Up in GettysburgThe Soldiers are Coming, Surviving the Battle and Remembering Gettysburg. The interactive exhibits and experiences provide a history-based setting for creativity, discovery and learning.

Children of Gettysburg 1863 is currently free for children/youth ages 12 and younger with a ticketed adult. Adult tickets (ages 13 and older) are available to purchase online at, by calling 877-874-2478, at the ticket counter inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and on-site at Children of Gettysburg 1863. Living history presentations are offered free of charge.

To purchase tickets for Children of Gettysburg 1863 and tours, events and programs offered by the Gettysburg Foundation, call 877-874-2478 or visit

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