Guns of Gettysburg
Visitors to Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center will have a rare opportunity to touch a piece of American history. Presented by the Civil War Dance Foundation, original weapons used in the Civil War will be on display in the Group Lobby from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The exhibit will display the most common weapons used in the Battle of Gettysburg, including muskets, rifles, rifle-muskets, carbines, revolvers, swords and sabres. Unlike most museum exhibits, however, this display will allow close examination of the artifacts and even light handling by visitors. Knowledgeable living historians in period attire will explain the weapons and some of the new technology of the war, including breechloaders, the Maynard tape and pellet priming systems, and pinfire and rimfire cartridges.