Dates: June 22 and 23
Time: June 22, 10am-4:30pm June 23, 12:00pm-4:30pm
Cost: $10 adults, $9 senior citizens and $8 for children 4-17, those 3 and under are free. Heritage Hill Members FREE.
It is the 150 year anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg which occurred from July 1, 1863 to July 3, 1863. This battle involved 160,000 Americans, including people from Northeastern, Wisconsin.
As we commemorate this 150th anniversary you will see three different battles over two days that tell the story of the Battle of Gettysburg. Meet world renowned Lincoln impersonator Fritz Klein and listen as he gives the Gettysburg Address and addresses the crowd on many other occasions.
Mr. Klein has been seen in the New York Times, on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television, C-Span, USA Today and across Europe through VIDICOM of Hamburg.
While at Heritage Hill we invite you to Interact with Union Regiments from Wisconsin and Confederate soldiers and civilians. There are hands on activities for the entire family all weekend long. Children can experience training to be a Civil War soldier and participate in a scavenger hunt.
For specific activities and times for Saturday see below:
Lincoln greets visitors on our Garden Patio just outside of the Education Center. Shake your hand with the 16th president of the United States and take your picture with him.
The struggle begins on July 1, 1863. Watch as the Union and
Confederates reenact this battle with period canons and muskets. Before the battle began many major cities to the north including Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington were fearing attack. The Union tried to keep the Confederates at bay at Willoughby Run.
See and learn the various medical techniques at the time of the Civil War.
Join the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry and become a Civil War soldier! Hear President Lincoln address the new recruits.
Learn about life in the White House during the Civil War. What was Mary Todd Lincoln and his children like?
It is July 2, 1863 and Robert E. Lee attacks the left flank of the union army of the Potomac. See what happens. This battle is complete with period canons and muskets.
Hear Lincoln recite an authentic version of the Gettysburg Address
Gnome Games and the Green Bay War gamers Guild will be hosting Civil War Battles in miniatures. Take command of a Company or Regiment for part of the battle and see if your tactics can save some lives or win the day. Take command for a few turns and experience some of the decisions that the leaders on the battlefield experienced.
View diary letters from Wisconsin soldiers that served in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Guests will be able to visit Confederate and Union military and civilian campsites and ask questions. Take time to view the various period items at each encampment.
Each child will be given the name of an actual union or confederate soldier and will be locating items in the park and then will find out the fate of his/her soldier.
Visitors may park in our main parking lot at 2640 South Webster Avenue. If you arrive and the parking lot is full, please follow the Shuttle Bus signs to the Cerebal Palsy Center 2801 S Webster Ave. Here you can catch a FREE Shuttle Bus ride to Heritage Hill. Plan in advance and arrive early to plan time to take the Shuttle Bus.