Gettysburg's Annual Remembrance Day Parade takes place on Saturday, November 23. It is the 150th Anniversary of the Parade - the 1st one took place on November 19, 1863, when the new Soldiers Cemetery was dedicated, and when President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.
This year we expect about 5,000 parade participants, mostly Civil War re-enactors. The parade starts at 1 p.m. from Lefever Street to Liberty Street, then along Middle Street to Lincoln Square, then down Baltimore Street, right past The Brickhouse Inn.
At 5.30 to 9.30 there will be the 11th Annual Remembrance Illumination - the graves of Civil War soldiers will be lit with candles.
On Veteran's Day - Monday, November 11, there will be a display of the guns most commonly used at the Battle of Gettysburg. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. Veterans and serving military personnel will be given free admission to the museum, movie and Cyclorama. Stay at The Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg's premier B&B Inn, for your visit to this great event!
This museum is a partner in Pennsylvania's Civil War 150th Anniversary initiative. In addition to the usual exhibits, the museum is hosting a series of year-long exhibits in 2011-2015 that will highlight the events, battles and personalities of those year. The 1861 exhibit opened on January 26 and discusses the inaugurations of Lincoln and Davis, the road to secession, the firing on Fort Sumter, the Baltimore Riots, and more. There will also be some lecture series. You can find more details at National Civil War Museum or call 717-260-1861.