• Gettysburg National Military Park


    National Military Park Pennsylvania

Professional Development

The learning experience.
(National Park Service)

Planning Your Day at Gettysburg

Need advice on planning for your class trip to Gettysburg? Or how about some ideas on how to approach the vast subject of the Gettysburg story with your students? What about the science of the battlefield?

To get you started with the support you need, attend one of our Workshops for Teachers. You'll get a jump start to your field trip planning, preview a range of ideas to bring to the classroom and on a field trip, and options to meet the grade level, time frame and size of your group. These four hour-long workshops will be offered annually at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

"The Common Core at Gettysburg" Workshop
January 21, 2014

This year's workshop was held in January. For further information about our Teacher Workshops, contact Education Coordinator Barbara Sanders at (717) 334-1124, extension 3151.


The Richard Bartol, Jr. Educator's Conference
July 30 through 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.


Did You Know?

The Leister House in 1863. (Library of Congress)

The tiny home of widow Lydia Leister was used by Union General George G. Meade for his headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.