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George Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital

Summer Season Closing Weekend- 136th NYSV Medical Hospital

136th NYSV Medical Hospital will be onsite to help you discover the stories of the soldiers, surgeons and civilians of Gettysburg–just minutes from the battlefield. Based in Charlotte, NC, the 136th portrays a regimental field hospital demonstrating surgeries, nursing techniques and duties, such as the use of mannequins and period instruments. A special feature of this presentation is a chance to see Dr. Hovey’s actual surgeon kit, still intact, after 155 years that was actually used at the Spangler Farm! A special program, “Civil War Apothecary: What and How Medicines were used during the Civil War” will also be held on Saturday, August 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of the barn. The site will be open for the 2018 summer season from June 8 – August 12 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Access is via shuttle from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Shuttle tickets (Adults $6/Youth $2) are available at the ticket counter, at or by calling 877-874-2478. FREE upon request with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum ticket. 

Date & Time

Weekly on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday

Aug 10, 2018 through Aug 12, 2018

10:00AM - 3:30PM

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Adults $6/Youth $2

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