Photograph of a group of children touring a battlefield

Kids participate in a American Battlefield Trust Generations event at Gaines Mill battlefield in Virginia.

Gettysburg Generations Event

The Repulse of Pickett's Charge

Join us for our first Generations event since 2019!
American Battlefield Trust Event
April 30, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - 11:05 AM EDT

Bring your kids, grandkids, neighbors, and friends and march in the footsteps of your ancestors and help to 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, 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.


  • The school of the soldier
  • Outflank your opponent!
  • Pickett's Charge
  • The Counter Attack of the Second Vermont Brigade
  • Family Fun!

The event begins at 9:00 am, and meets at tour stop #15-The High Watermark, but you may want to arrive a few minutes early to park and secure a uniform piece for your kids.


  • This event is FREE and open to all who bring 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.
  • Please only park in designated parking areas. 
  • The meeting location is tour stop #15-The High Watermark.
American Battlefield Trust Education Department