Exciting Living History at the Daniel Lady Farm

This post is sponsored by the Daniel Lady Farm

For living history enthusiasts, and those just looking to experience a beautiful and historic Adams County Farm, plan to attend the 160th Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary Event or one of the other events happening at the farm in 2023. The Historic Daniel Lady Farm, occupied by CSA Major General Johnson’s Division during the battle, is spread over 146 majestic acres of southern Pennsylvania countryside. This large 10-year living history reenactment will feature full-scale battles, cavalry skirmishes, artillery demonstrations, civil war medicine, sutlers, period music, and a living history village to entertain and educate all ages!

The extensive 10-year 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is being held June 30, July, 1 & 2, 2023. The daily battles will feature thousands of troops, a large contingent of cavalry, and 50 thundering artillery pieces. The Friday afternoon reenactment features Buford’s Stand – The First Shot as General Heth attacks General Buford’s cavalry entrenched on Seminary Ridge. On Saturday, the feature event will be Rolling Thunder-from the Wheatfield to the Valley of Death, a day that produced more than 9,000 casualties. Sunday afternoon will feature Kempers Assault During Pickets Charge, a day that ended up being the turning point in the Civil War.

All three days there will feature two all-day Living History Activity Tents with a variety of continuous programs. Attend a civil war religious service on Sunday morning. Besides the featured battles there will be skirmishes and numerous other living history activities and programs, including tours of the historic barn and house. The barn was a significant Confederate hospital and the stone house was Confederate General Johnson’s Headquarters during the battle. It was the staging area for the Confederate attacks on Culp’s & East Cemetery Hill. Tours of the house and barn are available to event patrons with admission.

The Daniel Lady Farm will also host the 1st Annual Gettysburg Brewfest & Trail 5K Run/Walk. This event is a 3.1-mile trail run and walk in the morning followed by a beer and cider sampling festival in the afternoon with musical entertainment, food vendors, and barn and house tours. For more information on this event go to www.gettysburgbrewfestandtrail5k.com or www.danielladyfarm.com for other events the Daniel Lady Farm will be hosting in 2023. The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association owns the farm, hosts the events, and all proceeds go towards preserving the farm.

Bring the whole family to the large 10-year, 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg on June 30, July 1 & 2, 2023, where history books come alive before your eyes!  To experience the ground shake from the 50 big guns, hear the pounding of horse hooves, the clashing of swords, smell fresh gunpowder, view bloodstains in the barn and house, and hear the piercing rebel yell, go to www.danielladyfarm.com or call 717-398-2026. Food and beverages will be available during event hours.

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Paul Lemley
11 months ago

There is a larger reenactment on Blackhorse Tavern Rd on 23,24 and 25 June. This reenactment should be covered by The Connection…..

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