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155th Anniversary: Special battle to draw thousands of reenactors

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:52 pm

The build-up for the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is underway. Tickets are available for order now.

This summer’s annual 155th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Battle Reenactment will be a very special 5-Year National Event.

Thousands of reenactors will descend on Gettysburg from all over the country and some even coming from foreign countries around the world.

They will bring massive artillery and hundreds of mounted cavalry to give this event special significance. The four-day event will be held on July 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2018 at the Redding Farm just North of Gettysburg at 1085 Table Rock Road.

Besides major battles on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this all day family event will feature an explosive mortar fire demonstration and pyrotechnics on the field each day.

There will be other field demonstrations and continuous programs in two large Living History Activities Tents. Programs will include ladies period dress, Civil War music, presentations by the Generals, period worship services, Civil War photography and several authentic Civil War weddings.

There will also be a large and diverse Living History Village where visitors can experience a variety of civilian impressions. Also, the Sutler Row at the Gettysburg event is one of the most impressive on the East Coast. It is easy to spend several hours there shopping and browsing.

Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to walk through the military camps to experience 1860’s military life and ask questions of these living historians.

The 155th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Battle Reenactment will stimulate all your senses.

The smell of black powder, the echo of thundering hooves, the booming of cannon fire, the rebel yells from charging Confederates and ladies in period dress strolling down Sutler Row will make those dusty old history books come alive. The large number of reenactors, artillery, and horses for this Gettysburg 5-Year National Event, indeed, makes it a very special reenactment.

This is an event that will both entertain and educate from the time the site opens at 8:30 a.m. to after the last battle.
A variety of delicious food and beverage vendors are available for your enjoyment. Bring the family, come early and stay late.

Ticket sales for this extraordinary event are on sale now. There are both general admission and general admission with bleacher seating. Bleacher seating normally sells out in advance so be sure to order your tickets early. To order tickets and obtain complete event information, visit their website at