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"The Best Field Trip"

Planning a Gettysburg Field Trip

A brand new, all-inclusive kit for Gettysburg field trip planning is now available on the Web. “The Best Field Trip Ever!” kit is a field trip planner for teachers, chaperones and students that can be downloaded right from our website. The field trip planning kit is a one-stop shop for a day long or a multi-day educational experience at Gettysburg for students of all ages and from all types of educational institutions – public, private, charter or homeschooled.

Download “The Best Field Trip Ever!” Kit

What’s Inside the Gettysburg Field Trip Planner?

The kit is divided into three sections — one for the planning teacher, with all the activity options, phone numbers, and price lists. A second section for the other teachers and chaperones includes activity ideas for the bus ride and maps with all park restroom locations. And a third section is filled with activities and materials for the students themselves.

A special section includes themed “treasure hunts” for Gettysburg National Military Park’s Museum and Visitor Center, including activities in the museum galleries about the life of a solider, caring for the wounded, the home front, and “My State in the Civil War.”

Teachers can coordinate their trip objectives by filling in or printing out pages from the downloadable files. Chaperones can add to and print out a checklist of day trip reminders. Students can preview maps of Gettysburg National Military Park and the Museum and Visitor Center in advance of the trip.

Sponsors of “The Best Field Trip Ever!” Planning Kit

This publication was made possible through a generous gift to the Gettysburg Foundation by Bob and Marion Wilson of Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., who continue their commitment to education by supporting this and other projects at Gettysburg. This publication is a project of the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, made possible by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Contact Gettysburg National Military Park Group Reservations

To make reservations for attractions at Gettysburg National Military Park, including the Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience, please contact our group sales and reservations department: