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


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



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


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


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