What an honor it was for us to climb the cupola at the soon to be opened Seminary Ridge Museum and to see some of the exhibits that will be included inside the museum which will open on July 1, 2013. For more information on this new attraction to Gettysburg see seminaryridgemuseum.org. This will become one of the best learning experiences you and your family will have while visiting Gettysburg.
In addition, the Mother Seton shrine at Emmittsburg, MD is telling the story of the brave Sisters of Charity who traveled to Gettysburg to care for the wounded soldiers. Weekend programs will be held throughout the summer.
A third new attraction is the opening of the newly restored Spangle Farm where General Armistead died. This secluded and pristine site allows you to really experience the feel of 1863 Gettysburg and will be easily accessible by shuttle bus from the National Military Park’s visitor center, and will open on May 24 of this year.
Because the Lightner Farmhouse also served as a field hospital, our in house history book will give you details on how this family was affected by the battle. It is very encouraging to us that research into the battle continues and that new exciting, interpretive experiences continue to be developed. History is alive and well in Gettysburg,PA!!!