Children of Gettysburg 1863

451 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 338-1243

Children of Gettysburg 1863®
The Interactive Adventure for Young Historians

Journey back to 1863 with your family in Gettysburg’s most family-friendly children’s interactive history museum.
Children of Gettysburg 1863® provides young visitors and families with a hands-on history experience in Gettysburg through the interactive exhibits featuring stories of the children, teens and young adults who lived in and near the town of Gettysburg during and after the 1863 battle.

Designed for families and children (grades K-5), the interactive museum adventure takes families on a journey through galleries such as Growing Up in Gettysburg, The Soldiers are Coming, Surviving the Battle and Remembering Gettysburg. The interactive exhibits and experiences provide a history-based setting for creativity, discovery and learning. Living history, family-friendly programming and special events take place on select dates throughout the year.

Children of Gettysburg 1863® currently offers free admission tickets for children/youth ages 12 and younger with a ticketed adult. Adult tickets (ages 13 and older) are available to purchase online at, by calling 877-874-2478, at the ticket counter inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and on-site at Children of Gettysburg 1863®.

To purchase tickets for Children of Gettysburg 1863® and tours, events and programs offered by the Gettysburg Foundation, call 877-874-2478 or visit

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  • Notes: April through mid-November (through Remembrance Day weekend): Daily, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mid-November through March (after Remembrance Day weekend): Thursday through Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.