• Gettysburg National Military Park


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  • Park Bookstore Closed on Tuesday, September 30

    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.

For Teachers

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

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year,
and all that Gettysburg National Military Park has to offer you and your students!

Below are Reservation Request Forms for fall and spring ranger field programs, virtual field trips and traveling trunks for those who cannot get to Gettysburg, and as well as professional development opportunities for teachers, and Homeschool Family Days.

Please also be sure to check out the "Best Field Trip Ever!" Planning Kit –a coordinating PDF document with everything else you need for a successful Gettysburg field trip.

Review these files carefully and submit all of your 2014-2015 reservation requests today!

All of us at Gettysburg National Military Park send our best wishes for a successful school year;we'd love to be a part of it!

Links to Reservation Forms

Fall 2014 Ranger Field Programs pdf

Spring 2015 Ranger Field Programs* pdf
(*Lottery drawing September 23 and 24)


Traveling Trunks pdf

NEW! Homeschool Family Days pdf

Update Sept. 30, 2014: Homeschool Family Days are filled to capacity for this year. Please submit
your request, and you will be added to a waiting list in the event of cancellations. Thank you!

NEW! Teacher Professional Development pdf


"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.

Did You Know?

Confederate and Union veterans with President Wilson at Gettysburg.

In July 1913, over 50,000 Union and Confederate veterans camped at Gettysburg National Military Park to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the battle.