Children of Gettysburg 1863

Partner Event
September 4, 2021 @ 9:00 AM EDT

Rupp House History Center
451 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

More than a typical children's museum, Children of Gettysburg 1863 provides young visitors with 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. 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. During your visit, you'll introduce your child to Gettysburg and its significance while supporting a new generation of young learners on an interactive start to a lifetime of learning, inspiration and creativity.

Gettysburg Foundation
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325