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K-12 Programs


Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site offer 10 different curriculum-based ranger field programs for school groups and homeschoolers who are planning a field trip to the parks.  For those who cannot make it to the parks, we can come to you, with opportunities for classroom visits to mark the National Park Service Centennial, through Traveling Trunks shipped to your school with several hands-on history stations, and with our new Virtual “Ask a Ranger program, an inquiry-based virtual lesson for 7th through 12th grade classrooms.  In addition, find out more below about our professional development opportunities in the fall and summer for teachers and administrators!

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program 2014-2015 Grant Sponsors:

Giant Food Stores, M&T Bank, Weis Markets


The Best Field Trip Ever! Planning Kit- Just getting started with your field trip planning?  Be sure to check out the “Best Field Trip Ever!” planning kit PDF to learn about all of your options.  This PDF has sections for the planning teacher, the chaperones, and the students.

Ranger Field Programs at Gettysburg and Eisenhower
Learn about and send in your Reservation Requests for our 10 curriculum-based field trip programs.  Fall 2015 season from October 5 to November 6.  Spring 2016 season from April 4 to June 3.  Special field trip programs just for homeschoolers too!


Gettysburg and Eisenhower Coming to Your School
Can’t make it here for a field trip?  This winter, we have new Ask-a-Ranger virtual field trip opportunities, ranger classroom visits to commemorate the National Park Service Centennial (1916-2016), and Traveling Trunks that are shipped to your school for two weeks (or longer) with hands-on materials and a full curriculum for your Civil War unit.  Submit your reservation requests today!


“Be Our Guest” are special fall opportunities for teachers, administrators and school board members with behind-the-scenes and leadership training opportunities for your district’s in-service, and “Summer Days With Documents” – Civil War Edition and Eisenhower Era Edition – professional development in July 2016. Get your applications in today for these new opportunities!

Education 150

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Secret Service program

Gettysburg Civil War Trading Cards