Teachers, Have You Thought About Planning Your Own Field Trip?
Self-guided field trips are an excellent way for teachers and school groups to get out and explore the park while being able to maintain their own schedule. While many teachers understandably request ranger programs for their trips there could be several reasons you may want to consider a self-guided field trip for your class. Sometimes limited staffing and a high volume of field trip requests mean not every school group can have this experience on their preferred visit date and time. For others our current educational program offerings may not meet your curricular needs. Whatever the reason organizing your own class field trip into the park is always a great option to consider. The following resources will help in planning your visit. If you need further assistance, pleasecontact us.
Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo National Battlefield, Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield and Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail are all fee free! You do not need an educational waiver.
Lead your own field trip with help from thepark map!
Please keep group sizes under 35 participants to limit impact on other visitors and the resource.
In regards to COVID-19, mask requirements vary by specific location on the Parkway, based on CDC'sCOVID-19 Community Level tool. If the CDC identifies a location as high COVID-19 community level, masks are required for everyone in all NPS buildings regardless of vaccination status. If that location is rated as low and medium COVID-19 community level areas, masks are optional in most, but you should follow signs and instructions from park staff and volunteers. Please be prepared for all situations.