Since 1864. The Gettysburg National Civil War Battle Reenactment is an all-day family event. The gates open at 8:30 a.m., each day will include two exciting battles, field demonstrations, live mortar fire demonstrations, two activities tents with continuous living history programs, and a living history village with all-day activities. Visitors are invited to shop in the very impressive "Sutler Row" where they will discover period-style clothing and wares or walk through the military camps to experience 1860's military life and talk to these living historians. General admission tickets and general admission tickets with grandstand seating are both available. The grandstand seating normally sells out in advance so call early for reservations.