• Gettysburg National Military Park


    National Military Park Pennsylvania

Plan A Field Trip

School group at Little Round Top
A school group at Little Round Top.
National Park Service

If you are planning a trip to Gettysburg National Military Park, begin by reviewing The Best Field Trip Ever! Planning Kit (pdf- 4.56mb). This package includes all of your options, from the film, cyclorama painting and museum exhibits at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, to the David Wills House, to ranger-guided field programs, battlefield tours with Licensed Battlefield Guides, and more!

School of the Soldier program


Once you've reviewed your planning kit and decided on the best options for your group, download and complete the NPS Reservation Request Forms (pdf) for the 2013-14 school year to reserve a program or tour for your class. Mail it to the address on the form and you've reserved your program. It's as easy as that!

Did You Know?

John Burns after the battle (Library of Congress)

John Burns, a 69 year-old veteran of the War of 1812 and resident of Gettysburg, fought side by side with Union soldiers on the first day of the battle of Gettysburg. His service is commemorated by a battlefield statue at Gettysburg National Military Park.