Generations Event at Lee's Headquarters

"Ready & Aim" Those Cannons for the 160th Gettysburg Battle Anniversary

American Battlefield Trust Event
June 30, 2023 @ 4:30 PM - 6:35 PM EDT

Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg
PARKING is at the Seminary Ridge Museum
111 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Bring your kids, grandkids, neighbors, and friends and march in the footsteps of the past and help to instill in young people a lifelong passion for history. 

This event kicks off Gettysburg160 activities with American Battlefield Trust on the evening of June 30, 2023. Join the American Battlefield Trust and our partners at the Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center for an event at Lee's Headquarters on the Gettysburg Battlefield. This special “Generations” event, is designed to help adults share their passion for history with younger people.

Youth at an American Battlefield Trust Generations event
Buddy Secor

160 years ago on July 1-3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point of the Civil War.  As we gather for this Generations Event on the eve of the Gettysburg battle anniversary, we gather to learn and have an exciting hands-on-history experience.

Get in step with history as we learn to march, fire cannons, wear a kepi, gaze at historic photographs through 3D glasses, explore how Civil War doctors saved lives, and re-discover the three days of July 1863 that mark a turning point in American history. The event will take place at Lee's Headquarters, adding to the opportunity to stand where history really happened and battle-changing decisions were made!

The event is free and open to all who come with someone of another generation. The ideal ages are 6-17.


  • The school of the soldier
  • Outflank and charge your opponent!
  • All about cannons
  • Civil War medicine
  • Civil War 3D Photographs
  • Family Fun!

The event begins at 4:30pm, but we suggest you arrive early to park at the Seminary Ridge Museum and take the 2 block walk to Lee's Headquarters. 

Parking: Seminary Ridge Museum, 111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325. After parking, take a 2 block walk north to Lee's Headquarters (there will be event signs to help direct you!)


  • This event is FREE and open to all who brings someone from another generation.
  • Guardians must accompany the child they brought to the event.
  • Registration is required.
  • Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for inclement weather.


American Battlefield Trust Education Department