• 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

Dear Educator,

We hope the 2014-2015 school year is going well for everyone!

There are still many 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.

THE BEST FIELD TRIP EVER! Planning Kit (pdf)

But below are the dates STILL AVAILABLE for Ranger Field Programs for the Spring 2015 season (as of December 29, 2014), as well as a link to the Reservation Form pdf for spring programs, and more. Thank you for making Gettysburg National Military Park a part of your school year!

SPRING RANGER FIELD PROGRAMS are still available on the following dates:

Friday, April 10 –for one class in the afternoon;

Monday, April 13 –for two classes in the afternoon;

Wednesday, April 15 –for one class in the morning;

Thursday, April 16 –for one class in the morning and one in the afternoon;

Friday, April 17 –for two classes in the afternoon;

Friday, April 24 –for one class in the morning;

In addition, we have opened up a pre-season week and have the following availability:

Monday, March 30 –for two classes in the afternoon;

Thursday, April 2 –for two classes in the morning and two in the afternoon.

Spring 2015 Ranger Field Programs pdf

If you cannot get to Gettysburg but are interested in reserving a Traveling Trunk full of hands-on materials and lesson plans on the "Life of a Civil War Soldier", below are the dates STILL AVAILABLE for them (as of October 28, 2014), as well as a link to the Reservation Form pdf.

TRAVELING TRUNKS are still available for the 2014-2015 school year, for the following:

June 1 to 12, 2015

Homeschool Family Days

Update December 22, 2014: Homeschool Family Days are filled to capacity for this year. Thank you for your interest!


"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!



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. Further details will be announced in 2015.

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.

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