Scout groups are invited to participate in the Gettysburg Heritage Trail Program sponsored by the BSA New Birth of Freedom Council, Eisenhower National Historic Site, and Gettysburg National Military Park. The program includes two hiking trails through the Gettysburg Battlefield, tours of Eisenhower National Historic Site and historic downtown Gettysburg, and a stop at the National Cemetery and Visitor Center. Patches are awarded for completion of each hike and tour.
The Gettysburg Heritage Trail Guide provides all the information required to complete the program. The Guide is sold for $1.99 + tax and is available at the Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center Bookstore. To order patches and for further information visit the New Birth of Freedom Council website.
Access to Eisenhower National Historic Site is by shuttle bus only. Shuttle buses depart from the Gettysburg Visitor Center daily on a regular basis. Please visit our Fees & Passes page to learn more about shuttle bus ticket costs and how to make reservations.