Gettysburg National Military Park sponsors Civil War living history demonstrations, battle anniversary guided walks, musical programs, and much more throughout the year. Check the schedule below for dates, subjects, and times. Most events are free of charge unless noted. Inquire at the park Visitor Center for further event information and check back for updates as they are made available.
Many of the Hotels and Motels, Bed and Breakfast Lodging and Camping Facilities ready to assits in your reenactment trip or Civil War history buffs wanting to walk the battlefield will find walking tours guided bus tours and private guide information at the Gettysburg Lodging establishments.
The Herr Tavern and Publick House was built in 1815 by Thomas Sweeney. Sweeney built his tavern here to capitalize on the route that led west. This is now US Route 30. It is possible that while Sweeney owned the tavern, Davey Lewis hid out there. Davey Lewis was a famous bank robber in the early 1800's. There are stories of "Lewis the Robber" using the tavern as a base of operations for counterfeiting. If this was the Davey Lewis of legend, he had to have been here when Thomas Sweeney owned the building, because Davey Lewis died in prison in Bellefonte in 1820. Bank Robbers aside, Mr. Sweeney's prosperity would not last long.
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|Comfort Inn - Gettysburg
871 York Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Heated indoor swimming pool Pet-friendly hotel - click & read - allows pets up to 25 pounds - pets allowed in smoking rooms only
Holiday Inn Battlefield - Gettysburg -
516 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Rated high by guests Swimming pool - restaurant - lounge Pet-friendly hotel - click & read Guest review: Close to everything, good price - no hassles - Jan 2006 Guest review: A good value - walk to good restaurants
Enjoy romance & comfort in this 1815 country inn. Used as the first Confederate hospital during the "Battle of Gettysburg" . Herr Tavern & Publick House is where history meets hospitality. Gettysburg PA 's finest Bed and Breakfast!
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Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms
Over 700 photographs and a rarity scale for each gun, this comprehensive guide to the thousands of weapons used by Billy Yank and Johnny Reb will be indispensable for historians and collectors.
The Civil War Reenactors' Encyclopedia
Besides his weapons, the soldier needed a leather belt with a cap box for the percussion caps that fired his weapon, a box for his cartridges, a sling/scabbard for his bayonet, a haversack and/or knapsack to carry his rations and his few personal items
The Civil War Catalog
More than 200 illustrations and restored photographs, all the weapons, uniforms, and implements of battle. Packed with color photos of insignia, medals, kits, paper ephemera, rare uniforms, and personal equipment for all enlisted ranks.
Don Troiani's Regiments and Uniforms of the Civil War
Individual units that earned their reputations on the battlefield and the distinctive uniforms they wore. In addition to 130 paintings of battle scenes and individual figures, the book also includes more than 250 full-color photographs of the uniforms the soldiers wore and the accouterments they carried
Reliving the Civil War: A Reenactor's Handbook
Excellent information on the reenacting hobby
Uniforms of the Civil War: An Illustrated Guide for Historians, Collectors, and Reenactors
Photographs and paintings illustrate this definitive guide to the uniforms worn by both sides
Arms and Equipment of the Civil War
Marvelous illustrations, the text describes what materiel was available to the armies and navies of both sides. Iron-clad gunboats, submarine torpedoes, and military balloons to pontoon bridges, percussion grenades, and siege artillery
Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Union and Confederacy
Comprehensive reference identifies and describes uses of more than 800 items. Arranged alphabetically by topic, subjects range from artillery accouterments and boats to tools and patriotic sheet music.