Gettysburg re-enactment Remember history this weekend...

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June 29, 2000|By Crystal Williams

Gettysburg re-enactment

Remember history this weekend and Monday during re-enactments of the Gettysburg Battle in Gettysburg, Pa. The annual Civil War Heritage Days celebration includes re-enactments of Gen. Howard's Retreat Saturday; the Wheatfield and Cemetery Hill attacks Sunday; and Pickett's Charge Monday. Also featured will be field demonstrations, a Civil War wedding and a period worship service. Traveling salesmen of the Civil War era offer an array of food, merchandise and collectibles. You can also tour the soldiers' campsites and chat with re-enactors.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Monday, 8 a.m. Sunday. Grandstand seats in advance are $17 and $23; $10 and $16 general admission. Tickets at the gate are slightly higher. Call 717-338-1525.

Railroad heritage

Hop on a train Sunday for a three-mile ride on the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad and learn about railroad history. The occasion is the season opening of the Ma & Pa Heritage Village in York, Pa. The restored village features a general store, museum, mill complex and railroad station. Tour the village and its historical displays with guides dressed in period costumes.

The village is located in Muddy Creek Valley in York, Pa. Hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. through Labor Day. Admission to the village is free, but train rides are $4 for adults and $2 for children. Call 717-927-9565.

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