Saturday, February 11 / 12:20 pm
Who Are We?: A Festival Celebrating the Films of Ken Burns
The Civil War
Episode 1 - 1861: "The Cause"
Beginning with a searing indictment of slavery, this first episode dramatically evokes the causes of the war, from the Cotton Kingdom of the South to the northern abolitionists who opposed it. Here are the burning questions of Union and states' rights, John Brown at Harpers Ferry, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter, and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides.
Run Time: 1 hour, 40 mins
Ticket reservations are required for this showing and are not available online. Call (717) 337-8200 or visit 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA to reserve your tickets. Use the form available here to plan your festival reservation. Advanced reservation strongly recommended. Please click here for a timeline version of the schedule.
Make it a Marathon with the free Civil War Pass!
Includes admission to all episodes of The Civil War shown Saturday and Sunday. Does not include admission to the showing of Episode 5 on Friday, February 10. This pass must be reserved in person or by phone.
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