• Gettysburg National Military Park


    National Military Park Pennsylvania

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    The park bookstore will close at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 for inventory. It will reopen on its regular schedule on Wednesday, October 1.

Curriculum Materials

A student program at Gettysburg
(National Park Service)


Lesson preparation booklets for our ranger-guided field programs are easily adaptable for the classroom, even if you are unable to visit Gettysburg. Explore these Cirriculum Materials for lessons on Gettysburg subjects and for further details on these ranger programs, visit our While at the Park page.


Four themed programs designed to provide students with a focused story about the soldiers who served during the Civil War, the harsh reality of medical treatment at this time, the civilian experience at Gettysburg, and the importance of the Soldiers' National Cemetery and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Download the Care of the Wounded Program Guide (pdf, 20.8mb)*

Download the Impact of War Program Guide (pdf, 8.85mb)*

Download the Civil War Soldier Program Guide (pdf, 5.75mb)*

Download The Unfinished Work Program Guide (pdf, 21.9mb)*


Download the Pickett's Charge Program Guide (pdf, 18.37mb)*

Download the Battlefield Footsteps Program Guide (pdf, 4.04mb)*


Download the Gettysburg NMP Teacher's Guide for Traveling Trunks (pdf, 1.60mb)

War for Freedom
On the road to freedom.
(Harper's Weekly)

The War For Freedom: A Curriculum

Gettysburg is the best-known and most visited Civil War battlefield in America and for many of our visitors has become a touchstone of the symbolic struggle that decided the future of our nation as one "dedicated to the propostion that all men are created equal." Gettysburg's African Americans, who most likely understood the roots of the conflict better than the town's white residents, were suddenly thrust into the center of a battle that threatened not only their property, but their freedom as well. MORE

Did You Know?

Eternal Light Peace Memorial

The Eternal Light Peace Memorial at Gettysburg National Military Park, the result of a cooperative effort between veterans of the North and South, was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 3, 1938 during the 75th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg.