Adams County Community Appreciation Day
The Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park invite Adams County residents to a Community Appreciation Day on Monday, January 15, 2018. On four designated Community Appreciation Days each year, Adams County residents enjoy free admission to the Cyclorama Painting, Film and Museum Experience at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. This first appreciation day of the year falls on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Offers “New Birth of Freedom” Film, Cyclorama Painting Sound and Light Show, 12-Gallery Museum
Start with our film presentation, A New Birth of Freedom, immediately followed by the sound and light show on the spectacular 377-foot Cyclorama painting of Pickett’s Charge completed in 1884. Continue your visit by immersing yourself in our 12-gallery Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. Presidents' Day Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – the last film/cyclorama show will begin at 4:00 p.m.
Local visitors should be prepared to show proof of Adams County residence, such as a driver’s license, to obtain tickets. Due to the popularity of previous community appreciation days, Adams County residents are encouraged to arrive early. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Gettysburg National Military Park preserves, protects and interprets for this and future generations the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and their commemorations. The Eisenhower National Historic Site preserves and interprets the home and farms of the Eisenhower family as a fitting and enduring memorial to the life, work and times of General Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, and to the events of far-reaching importance that occurred on the property. nps.gov/eise
The Gettysburg Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit philanthropic, educational organization operating in partnership with the National Park Service to preserve Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site, and to educate the public about their significance. The Foundation raised funds for and now operates the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park. The Gettysburg Foundation has a strong focus on education and the preservation of land, monuments and artifacts—all in support of the National Park Service’s goals at Gettysburg.