Children of Gettysburg 1863

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

Grand Opening: September 4, 2021

Children of Gettysburg 1863 is the interactive adventure for young historians, It provides a hands-on history experience in Gettysburg through the stories of the children, teens and young adults who lived here during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

Designed for families and children (grades K-5), the interactive 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.

Located at 451 Baltimore Street in downtown Gettysburg, Children of Gettysburg 1863 opens following a complete interior renovation of the ground floor of the building. The home of John and Caroline Rupp and their six children during the battle, the house previously provided visitors with a look at civilian life during the battle. The building will now be the permanent home of Children of Gettysburg 1863.

The Children of Gettysburg 1863 experience is currently free for young historians 12 and under when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

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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.