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Bring someone at least one generation younger than you — your child, grandchild, or friend — to register for this FREE event



We will meet at Big Round Top Parking Area — park on the right side of South Confederate Avenue

Gettysburg National Military Park

S Confederate Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA


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Attack and Defend Little Round Top

Sept. 3, 2016 @ 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

A Civil War Trust Generations Event

Bring someone at least one generation younger — your child, grandchild, or friend — for a FREE event, as part of our Civil War Trust Generations program.

The struggle between Union and Confederate soldiers on the slopes of Little Round Top at Gettysburg is among the most famous fights of the Civil War. Back and forth swayed the fortunes of both sides amidst giant boulders and wild terrain that lent the fighting a particularly brutal character. Share your passion for history with your child, niece, grandson or friends for this special “Generations” event, sponsored by the Civil War Trust and the National Park Service.

Choose to be a member of the 20th Maine of the 15th Alabama regiment; charge or defend the hill while we replicate the movements of our ancestors at the very place they performed their heroic deeds. Some lucky kids will even get to don the uniforms of their choice! As always, our "Cadet Conference" format employs hands-on activities and stresses teamwork, leadership, ethics and responsibility lessons as the fighting, photos and fascinating evolution of Little Round Top comes to life.


  • Registration is required.
  • The event is FREE and open to all who brings someone from another generation.
  • Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for inclement weather.


Saturday, September 3

  • 9:45 am to 10:00 amMeet at the Big Round Top Parking Areain Gettysburg National Military Park (Directions)
  • 10:00 amWelcome
  • 10:15 amAttack and Defend Little Round Top
  • 11:15 amThe Open Slope—Men, Monuments and Memory
  • 12:00 pmThe Crest—Photos, Fighting and Folklore
  • 12:15 pmWrap up
  • 12:30 pmProgram concludes, allow time to return to your vehicle or continue to explore Gettysburg

Resources at Home

Are you interested in learning a bit with your child, grandchild or friend at home before (or after) the event? Check out these resources:

Battle of Gettysburg



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