Gettysburg Address Anniversary

Gettysburg Address Anniversary

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln was invited to deliver remarks as part of the official dedication ceremony for the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, the site of one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles of the Civil War. This speech would become known as the Gettysburg Address. Although President Lincoln was not the featured orator that day, his 273-word address would be remembered as one of the most important speeches in American history. On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, join the National Constitution Center for a day of reflection and commemoration exploring the impact of this famous speech. Visitors can take in the newly expanded Civil War experience in the museum’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People; interact with artifacts from the time period; join in a live reading of the Gettysburg Address; and examine its legacy with scholars. Exhibit supported in part by The McLean Contributionship.

The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

General museum admission prices are $14.50 for adults, $13 for students with valid ID and seniors ages 65 and over, and $8 for children ages 4-12. Active military personnel and children ages 3 and under are free. Group rates also are available. For adult groups of 20 or more, cost of general admission is $9. For student groups of 20 or more, admission is $7.50.For group sales, call 215-409-6800.

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Gettysburg Address Anniversary
Event Category: Conferences
When: November 19, 2013
Where: National Constitution Center
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