Trail Closure, May 14-17, 2013
The walking trail from Sykes Avenue to the 20th Maine Monument and old Chamberlain Avenue is temporarily closed for repairs and paving. We anticipate it will reopen on Saturday, May 18.
Towers Closed For Inspection
Observation towers in the park will be temporarily closed for inspections on Thursday, May 16. The closures are: Oak Ridge Tower 8 AM-10 AM; Longstreet Tower 10 AM-12 PM; Culp's Hill Tower 12 PM-2 PM
February 19, 2013
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 Planning Kit is organized with sections for the planning teacher, the chaperones, and the students.
All of our spring 2013 programs are completely booked! Teachers can still arrange call 877-874-2478 for Licensed Guides, film, cyclorama, and museum tickets by calling 877-874-2478 or through the Group Visits page at the Gettysburg Foundation.
Finally, we're always looking for ways to connect your students to the study of the Civil War, and we share these connections via The Gettysburg Schoolbus, a new blog for educators.
All of us at Gettysburg send our best wishes for a successful school year; we'd love to be a part of it!
Barbara J. Sanders
"The Best Field Trip Ever!" Planning Kit
SATELLITE BROADCASTS FOR SCHOOLS
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.
THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Strategies and Acitivities for the Middle School Classroom
In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are co-sponsooring this special conference on the most famous address in American history and how its special meaning can be taught and experienced in the classroom. MORE.
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Did You Know?
The statue of General Robert E. Lee atop the Virginia Monument at Gettysburg National Military Park was sculpted by F. William Sievers. A similar equestrian statue of Lee is located on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.