Dedication Day and Remembrance Day events calendar

Dedication Day (ceremony in the Gettysburg National Cemetery) and Remembrance Day (parade and Illumination) events all fall on Saturday Nov. 19, 2022.

All events and shuttles are free to the public.

Expect substantial road closures in the area.

The David Wills House will be open for free on November 18-19.

November 19 schedule:

9:00 am to 5:30 pm – Shuttle from Visitor Center Lot 3 to Cemetery Parking Lot. 

10:15 am to 12:00 pm – Dedication Day Ceremony in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.  November 19 marks the 159th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Full event details, including invited speakers, can be found on the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania website. 10:30 am to 4:00 pm – Road closures associated with the Remembrance Day Parade.


1:00 pm – Remembrance Day Parade. An annual parade of Civil War living history groups is held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. The parade will line up on Middle Street and then proceed to Baltimore Street and then turn onto Steinwehr Avenue.


5:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Remembrance Day Illumination in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This solemn commemoration features a luminary candle on each of the 3,512 Civil War soldier’s graves. Names of the fallen soldiers will be read throughout the evening.

More information here.

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Tim Huebner
Tim Huebner
1 year ago

Hello. I wish to participate in the Gettysburg remembrance day parade for 2023. Do I have to register with a particular reenacting unit, or can just show up? Thank you for any information you can provide… Tim H.

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