• Gettysburg National Military Park


    National Military Park Pennsylvania

For Teachers

Student program in the cemetery.
Students participate in the Soldiers' National Cemetery program.
National Park Service

July 9, 2014

Hello Educators!

Partner with us to help prepare you and your students for your Civil War unit, state assessments, Common Core standards and more!

2014-2015 reservation request forms will be launched HERE in mid-August for Gettysburg National Military Park’s...

Fall & Spring Ranger Field Programs
Distance Learning Opportunities
Homeschool Events
Professional Development for Teachers
and Traveling Trunks, shipped to your school.

Check back here to download and submit your requests, and get everything in order before your students arrive!

Get a jump ahead by reviewing other options available for visiting Gettysburg (such as Licensed Battlefield Guides, film, cyclorama and Museum), and all of them, including procedures for reservations, are outlined in the pdf "Best Field Trip Ever!" planning kit on this website.


Thank you for making Gettysburg National Military Park a part of your 2014-2015 school year!

Barbara J. Sanders
Education Specialist
Gettysburg National Military Park


"The Best Field Trip Ever!" Planning Kit

If you are planning a trip to Gettysburg, begin by reviewing the Best Field Trip Ever Planning Kit (pdf). This package includes all of your options - from the film, cyclorama painting, and museum exhibits at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center, to the David Wills House, to ranger field programs and Licensed Battlefield tours, and more!



Gettysburg National Military Park, in cooperation with the Gettysburg Foundation, sponsors a satellite broadcast targeted for the school classroom. The DVD of the 2010 broadcast, "Big Deal at Gettysburg: The Value of Historic Places" is now available for purchase from the Gettysburg Foundation or through the bookstore at (717)334-1124, extension 6002. For additional information and lesson plans on this program and future broadcast projects, visit our Satellite Broadcast Page.


July 30 to August 2, 2014

The Richard Bartol, Jr. Educators' Conference in Gettysburg is for educators who teach the Civil War era to middle school students in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Washington D.C., and face challenges in connecting students to the Civil War or lack the necessary tools and approaches to effectively engage their students in Civil War exploration. Click here for conference information. (Registration for the conference is now closed.)

The Civil War for Teachers


Learn more about the people, the places, and the meaning of the war to Americans today at the official National Park Service web site on the Civil War.

Did You Know?

Gen. George Custer

George Armstrong Custer led a brigade of Michigan cavalry at Gettysburg, his first battle as a brigadier general.