The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site

Friday, June 06, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Educational Event

The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site is one of the most intact Civil War field hospitals used during the battle of Gettysburg. During and after the battle, the Spangler family’s homestead was occupied by the Union army’s Eleventh Corps who used the buildings and fields as a hospital for some 1,900 wounded Union and Confederate soldiers.

Free admission and shuttle tickets are available at the Ticketing Counter inside Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. The site is accessible by shuttle only. Tickets may only be obtained the day of your visit to the Spangler Farm.

 

Program Schedule

An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

11am-Noon

Join a National Park Service Ranger at the George Spangler Farm and discover the field hospital where over 1,900 soldiers wounded in the battle of Gettysburg were cared for.

Arts and Trades of the Past

10:15-10:45am

12:15-12:45pm

Join living historians demonstrating trades of the period and get a glimpse at civilian life at the farm.

History Comes to Life: War Reaches the Homefront

1-1:30pm

View a dramatic ensemble cast of soldiers and civilians who witnessed the battle of Gettysburg and the George Spangler Farm’s transformation from home to hospital.

Interactive History Encampments

10am-2pm

Mingle with living historians in authentic camps portraying the civilian experience, civilian aide societies, Civil War field medicine and Union artillery.

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  1. Greg Vavroch says:

    Where is the George Spangler Farm. Do you have a narrative description, or a GPS location?

    • bonnie says:

      The George Spangler Farm is not open for public traffic. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center chartered our bus for the tours that were held their this summer which ended this past weekend. However, they sometimes have specials at different times throughout the year to the George Spangler Farm. I would check with them to see if there are other times scheduled for the remainder of 2014. Their website: http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
      I hope this helps.

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