March 23rd to 25th, 2018 – 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 TWO EVENING SOCIALS AT THE COMFORT INN SUITES, GENTLEMEN'S RETREAT/MUSKET MAINTENANCE, WORLD-RENOWNED AUTHOR TALK ON BRITISH INVOLVEMENT DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR and A LADIES VICTORIAN TEA.  A great weekend to honor our Reenactors and history.   

 

 

Reenactor Appreciation Weekend 2018 Itinerary of Events

March 23RD, 24th & 25th 2018

DISCOUNT SAVINGS

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

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

Reenactor ID card)

 

Hotel Accommodations:

                         BEST WESTERN                                       QUALITY INN                              COMFORT SUITES

                          (717) 334-1188                                          (717) 334-1103                                    (717) 334-6715

              301 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg                 380 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg         945 Baltimore Pike , Gettysburg

             BOOK BY 3/16 FOR DISCOUNT            BOOK BY 3/16 FOR DISCOUNT           

                     **Click on Best Western or Quality Inn above for the Discount

         TILLIE PIERCE HOUSE INN        

         (855) 874-3723          

               301 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg    

       

   Restaurants:

               O'RORKE'S EATERY & SPIRITS          MAY'S AVENUE RESTAURANT           FARNSWORTH HOUSE

                   44 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg                   21 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg             401 Baltimore St, Gettysburg

                                                                                              NEWLY OPENED!

 

                       GETTYSBURG EDDIE'S               RELIANCE MINE SALOON        HUNT'S BATTLEFIELD FRIES & CAFE

                  217 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg             380 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg               61 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg

                                                                                                                                                

GENERAL PICKETT'S BUFFET

571 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325

 

                

Shopping:

                 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

 

                        THE GETTYSBURG EMPORIUM                                   TILLIE PIERCE HOUSE INN GIFT SHOP

                               421 Baltimore St, Gettysburg                                                   301 Baltimore St, Gettysburg

                   15% Discount (does not include consignments)                                                10% off discount

                                    

                          CIVIL WAR STORE AT STEINWEHR                                 GETTYSBURG GHOST TOURS

                                  41 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg                                            47 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg

                                         10% off discount                                                                   10% off discount

 

                GETTYSBURG DIORAMA & HISTORY CENTER                    GETTYSBURG HERITAGE CENTER

                              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               

  

Reenactor Appreciation Weekend Schedule of Events:

March 23rd, 24th & 25th 2018

 

Friday, March 23

6PM – 10PM Registration at:

COMFORT SUITES INN

945 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, PA 17325

All registered Reenactors please join us at Comfort Suites Inn to receive your reenactor ID card, 

schedule of events and the discount listing for participating merchants for the weekend. There will also be an evening social for all participants.

 

Gettysburg Ghost Tours

Come find out what all the talk is about! All reenactors are invited to a complimentary Ghost Tour.

6PM, 7PM or 8PM

at

GETTYSBURG GHOST TOURS

47 Steinwehr Avenue Gettysburg, PA 17325

 

Saturday, March 24th

 

10AM – 3PM Registration at:

REGIMENTAL QUARTERMASTER

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 - 10:30AM

Yanks, Rebs, and Tories:  How the British Spied, Pried, and Scandalized Their Way into the U.S. Civil War, by Christine Trent

GETTYSBURG HERITAGE CENTER

297 Steinwehr Ave Gettysburg, PA 17325

In 1815, the United States kicked Great Britain out of its borders for the second, and final, time.  Or did they? Although officially adopting a position of neutrality in the escalating tensions of 1861, the British government observed America’s internal dissentions with great interest and impatience while it waited to recognize the Confederacy at its earliest opportunity.  The U.S. minister to Great Britain, Charles Francis Adams, Sr., was just as impatient to prevent parliament from doing so.

From the Trent Affair to commerce raiders, Great Britain was a constant irritant in an already painful and bloody war.  However, it would soon be Great Britain who found herself on the receiving end of pain and punishment. Join Christine Trent, author of the Lady of Ashes historical mystery series, as she spins out the story of British involvement in the U.S. Civil War, a remarkable tale full of skullduggery, sabotage, and covert mischief.

 Bio:  Christine Trent is the author of the Lady of Ashes historical mystery series, about a Victorian-era undertaker, as well as the author of three other historical novels.  The first book in her new Florence Nightingale Mysteries will release on May 8, 2018.  Christine’s novels have been translated into Turkish, Polish, and Czech.  She writes from her two-story home library, where she lives with her wonderful bookshelf-building husband, six precocious cats, a large doll collection, entirely too many fountain pens, and over 4,000 catalogued books.   Learn more about Christine at www.christinetrent.com and follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChristineTrentBooks.

 

11AM - 12PM

"3d Stereoscopic Images" by Bob Zeller

GETTYSBURG HERITAGE CENTER

297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325

45 minute discussion on 2D and 3D Stereoscopic Images.  A pair of 3D Glasses will be provided at no cost during the discussion.

 

1 – 3PM

Gentleman's Retreat, Musket Maintenance and other Various Programs

O'RORKES EATERY & SPIRITS

44 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325

While the ladies enjoy their afternoon tea, you are invited to our "Gentlemen's Retreat" at O-Rorkes to enjoy some cocktails (cash bar). a 45-minute hands-on course on musket maintenance (feel free to bring your musket/rifle along), and other various programs planned.

 

1 - 3PM

Ladies Victorian Tea (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)

COMFORT SUITES

   945 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, PA 17325

$15.00 per person

Join General Meade and Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire as they host a Victorian Tea. Enjoy the discussion, stay for the tea and refreshments! Call 717-338-1864 to reserve your seat today!

 

3:30 - 5PM

Battlefield Fact or Fiction

O'RORKES EATERY & SPIRITS

44 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Please join Licensed Battlefield Guide Timothy Smith as he discussed facts and fictions of the Gettysburg Battlefield.

 

3:30 - 5PM

Tussy-Mussy

TILLIE PIERCE HOUSE

301 Baltimore St Gettysburg

On March 24th from 3:30 to 5pm at the historic Tillie Pierce Inn, Cindy Warlick will host a free informational over view on the usage and history of the Tussie Mussie and the language of the flower.  Cindy has been working in the Civil War world for over 31 years. She was the long time owner of Heirloom Emporium and now manages the Gettysburg Emporium and the Tillie Pierce Inn.

 

7 - 10PM

Evening Social

COMFORT SUITES

945 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, PA 17325

Join us at the Comfort Suites for an Evening Social, live music by The Camptown Shakers. You may come in Period or Casual Attire.

 

Sunday, March 25th

10AM - 11:30AM

Victorian Sunday Services

GETTYSBURG HERITAGE CENTER

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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