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Fire Our Civil War Cannon

Saturday, September 2, 2023
11:00 am2:00 pm
Cannon firing at Gettysburg Beyond the Battle Museum

Have you ever fired a cannon? Now is your chance! You can take part in the firing of our reproduction 10-pounder Parrot rifle. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to join our trained cannon crew and pull the lanyard (rope) to fire a blank (black powder) round.

The cannon will be fired once every 10 minutes, so please book a specific ticket "appointment" by clicking below. Please be sure to select "other times" to show all available slots.

Important note: All participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability prior to firing the cannon. In order to fire the cannon you must be at least 13 years old and children ages 13-17 must have a parent or guardian present to sign the waiver. Although not required, ear plugs and safety glasses will be provided at no additional expense.

In the event of unfortunate weather, the cannon firing will have to be delayed, rescheduled or cancelled. Attendees will receive an option to reschedule or get a full refund if cancellation is necessary.

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