Generations Event @ Gettysburg

Pickett's Charge - A Family Generations Event
American Battlefield Trust Event
September 7, 2024 @ 2:00 PM EDT

Gettysburg National Military Park
Event begins at the North Carolina Memorial
West Confederate Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Bring your kids, grandkids, neighbors, and friends and march in your ancestors' footsteps, and help instill in young people a lifelong passion for history. Join the American Battlefield Trust at Gettysburg for this special Generations event, designed to help adults share their passion for history with younger people. 

More than a century and a half ago, 12,000 Confederate soldiers assaulted the center of the Union line at Gettysburg in the most famous attack of the Civil War. Today, this event is commonly known as "Pickett’s Charge," named after the commander of one of the Confederate division leaders. 

Outmaneuver your opponent, wear a kepi, take a battlefield walk, and learn about one of the most famous charges in American military history. The event is free and open to all who come with someone of another generation. 

The event is free and open to all but is geared toward kids. The ideal ages are 6-17. 

Saturday, September 7, 2024 

2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

2 miles of hiking, following National Park Service paths and roadways 


  • The school of the soldier 
  • Outflank your opponent! 
  • Pickett's Charge 
  • Family Fun! 

This event will entail up to two-miles of walking and will take participants from the North Carolina Memorial across the fields of Pickett’s Charge to the High-Water Mark following National Park Service paths and roadways. 


American Battlefield Trust