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  • Parking Lot Closure at Museum & Visitor Center

    Parking Lot 2 at the NPS Visitor Center will be closed for major repairs from Aug. 18 through Sept. 14. Gettysburg Tour buses, ACTA, and shuttle to Eisenhower NHS will run from a station on the east side of the building. More »

Professional Development

The learning experience.
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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.

Professional Development Reservation Form 2014-15 (pdf)


The Richard Bartol, Jr. Educator's Conference, 2016

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. Details about the next conference will be posted here in 2015.

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.