March 10th to 12th, 2017 – Reenactor Appreciation Weekend – Gettysburg, PA


Reenactors from all periods welcome.  Many programs, Merchant Specials, Lodging and Restaurant Discounts.  Free admission to several museums for Reenactors in any period dress, as well as a Victorian SOCIAL and MUSICAL at the 1863 Inn of gettysburg, Battlefield Tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide, walking town tour and a special viewing of the movie gettysburg in recognition of its 25th anniversary hosted by Patrick falci.  A great weekend to honor our Reenactors and history.  For more information, go to    



Reenactor Appreciation Weekend 2017 Itinerary of Events

March 10th, 11th & 12th 2017



(Please Note: Many establishments do ask that Reenactors be in uniform to receive discounts or have their weekend 

Reenactor ID card)


Hotel Accommodations:

                  INN AT CEMETERY HILL                             QUALITY INN                               COLTON HOTEL

                          (717) 334-9281                                          (717) 334-1103                                    (717) 334-5514

              613 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg                 380 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg             232 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg

              30% Discount (Code:  APPRE17)                           10% Discount                                      10% Discount


TILLIE PIERCE HOUSE INN                                            LODGES AT GETTYSBURG

(855) 874-3723                                                                      (717) 642-2500

                                   301 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg                                     685 Camp Gettysburg Rd, Gettysburg

                                                10% Discount                                                          20% Discount (Code:  REW2017)




                   44 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg            248 Hunterstown Road, Gettysburg          401 Baltimore St, Gettysburg

                                15% off Food                                             10% off Food


                                    KILWIN'S                               GETTYSBURG EDDIE'S               RELIANCE MINE SALOON

                        27 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg           217 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg                  380 Steinwehr Avenue, 

                                                                                                                                                  $2 Lager, Saturday Only



571 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325

10% off Buffet Price



                 REGIMENTAL QUARTERMASTER                                           VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

                        49 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg                                                             76 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg

                                5% off in retail store                                                                             10% off pictures


                         THE JEWELER'S DAUGHTER                                                       THE MARYLAND SUTLER

                           49 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg                                                        250 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg

                               15% off any jewelry item                                            10% off items under $50 & 5% off items over $50


                       HOME FRONT GENERAL STORE                                   TILLIE PIERCE HOUSE INN GIFT SHOP

                     Village Shops between Steinwehr Ave and                                          301 Baltimore St, Gettysburg

                                Baltimore St in Gettysburg                                                               10% off discount

                                     15% Discount


                          THE GETTYSBURG EMPORIUM                                       GETTYSBURG GHOST TOURS

                                  421 Baltimore St, Gettysburg                                            47 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg

                                         10% off discount                                                                   10% off discount



                              241 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg                                               297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg

                 Free admittance to Diorama and Spirit of G'burg                      10% off retail, free admission to museum                


                                 AMERICAN ALLEGIANCE                                            THE BLUE & GRAY GIFT SHOP                

                                53 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg                                                531 Baltimore St, Gettysburg

                                          10% Discount                                                                        10% Discount                


                         CIVIL WAR STORE AT STEINWEHR

                               41 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg             

                                           10% Discount          


Reenactor Appreciation Weekend Schedule of Events:

March 10th, 11th & 12th 2017


Friday, March 10th

4PM – 7PM Registration at:


44 Steinwehr Ave Gettysburg, PA 17325

All registered Reenactors please join us at O'Rorke's Eatery and Spirits to receive your reenactor ID card, 

schedule of events and the discount listing for participating merchants for the weekend


6PM - 7PM

Complimentary Ghost Tour


47 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Come see what all the talk is about and enjoy a Ghost Tour on us! This is a free event.


7PM - 10PM

Viewing and Commentary commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Movie with Patrick Falci


297 Baltimore Str, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Please join actor Patrick Falci (Gen. A.P. Hill) for a special viewing of the Gettysburg Movie followed by

commentary and a question and answer session. This is a free event.


Saturday, March 11th

10AM – 6PM Registration at:


49 Steinwehr Ave Gettysburg, PA 17325

All registered Reenactors please join us at Regimental Quartermaster to receive your reenactor ID card, 

schedule of events and the discount listing for participating merchants for the weekend


9AM - 10:15AM

Antique Parasols & their Restoration by Larry Loyko


301 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Learn about the construction and restoration of antique parasols. Please bring your antique parasols if you wish to have them restored to full working order.

The Professor of Prestidigitation, Dr. Marc Charisse, will also be performing authentic Civil War era magic during the tea. “Magic is the oldest of the performing arts, but 21st century audiences will find Victorian conjuring surprisingly up-to-date,” said Charisse, who has been studying and performing magic for nearly 50 years. Charisse’s performance will also include a special magical homage to President Abraham Lincoln, who attended a performance of John Henry Anderson, a Scottish conjurer billed as “The Wizard of the North.” “Anderson was a big hit with Lincoln,” Charisse said. “But the Wizard of the North never understood why his show flopped in Richmond, Virginia.”


10:30AM - 12PM

"A View to the Past: Interpreting Civil War Period Photographic Images" by Todd Harrington


297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325

You will learn the basics of dating mid-19th century photographic images as well as identifying the process used and how to glean and interpret material culture information. Attendees are encouraged to bring original images which will be used as part of the presentation. This is a free event.

Mr. Harrington is a modern practitioner of early historic process photography including photogenic drawings, daguerreotype and wet-plate collodion processes to make unique photographs on paper, glass and metal.  Mr. Harrington’s life long interest in mid-19th century material culture led him to take up wet-plate collodion photography in 2007. Since then he has traveled through out the eastern US attending American Civil War and ante-bellum period living history events portraying an itinerant photographer. Using original 19th century lenses mounted to reproduction view cameras, he plies his art for living historians desiring a period correct image as well as rendering artistic compositions. To learn his craft, Mr. Harrington extensively studied period photographic manuals and books. In addition, he has studied under the foremost modern practitioners of the art; John Coffer of Dundee, NY, Mark & France Osterman of Rochester, NY, and Mike Robinson of Toronto, Canada. 

In addition to his field work, Mr. Harrington has worked on film, television and multi-media projects including Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and History Channel’s “The Men Who Made America”. Mr. Harrington recently provided website content for National Public Radio and was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered” for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. His most recent projects include a chapter in Time’s “Gettysburg - Turning Point of the Civil War” book released in May 2013.


1PM – 2:30 PM

Gettysburg Battlefield Tour with Licensed Battlefield Guide Jim Pangborn

Tour the most infamous hallowed grounds of Gettysburg's National Battlefield with LBG Jim Pangborn as

he recounts the battle of Pickett's Charge. This is a walking tour from the Confederate to Union Lines.

Tour will meet at the Virginia Monument. Please arrive by 12:50PM     This is a free event


1PM - 3PM

Women in History Month & Afternoon Tea


   945 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, PA 17325

$30.00 per person 

Join Elizabeth Thorne, Tillie Pierce, Sammy Bueller and other historical ladies to celebrate Tillie Pierce's Birthday and the history of Gettysburg's Prominent Women. Enjoy the discussion, stay for the tea and refreshments!


3:30PM - 5PM

The Weird and Wonderful World of Victorian Funerals


 301 Baltimore St Gettysburg

Please join world-renowned author Christine Trent for a presentation on early-Victorian

funerals. Christine's presentation will be followed by a book signing. This is a free event.


7PM - 11PM

Victorian Musical & Social Assembly


516 Baltimore St Gettysburg

Enjoy an evening of music and conversation in a true Victorian Social Gathering. Bring your musical instruments

and join in the Jam Session. Includes Light Appetizers. This is a free event but space is limited. A Cash Bar will be available.


Sunday, March 12th

10AM - 11:30AM

Telegraphs of the 1860s by Larry Loyko


301 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325

A indepth and interesting discussion on the telegraph systems utilized during the 1860s.


10AM - 11:30AM

Victorian Sunday Services


297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325

        Join Chaplain Rene' Kinard and Rommi for morning services with a Victorian Flair.


Attention All Reenactors!


Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, Mexican War,

American Civil War, Spanish American War,

World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and DESERT Storm


Are all welcome to join us for

A Weekend Dedicated to Those Who Keep History Alive

Our Way of Giving Back to the Reenacting Community





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