Plan Your Gettysburg Trip


Student Groups

Gettysburg - the perfect student destination


Student Groups

Each year, thousands of students embark on their trip to Gettysburg. May is one of the busiest months for student travel to our destination, but April, June, September and October are also popular times to immerse your students in the history of Gettysburg. We know that many student trips to Gettysburg are planned by the teacher and we understand how busy you already are. We are here to help – whether our sales team assists directly or we connect you with a local receptive tour operator, your planning can be as easy as a phone call or email.


Before you start

A few important questions to answer before starting your planning process are:

  1. What is your budget – this will help determine the types of tours and meals your group can afford.
  2. How long will you visit – is this a day trip to fall within normal school hours or will you be here for an overnight visit.
  3. How many students and chaperons do you expect on the trip – this will help us determine what attractions you can include.


Learning + Fun = Memorable Fieldtrips

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

The goal of any field trip should be to learn something, but have fun doing so. Gettysburg can delivery just that. Consider an itinerary mixing in an interactive battlefield tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide who will get your crew off the bus and into the field with a living history character at lunch. Engaging them with history will keep them more interested than simply presenting the history to them. You may also want to consider a museum experience such as the Shriver House which talks about the family experience – something they may relate to. If you are staying over, take the kids on a ghost tour. You can either have them do a seated program, a bus program or a town tour option. This will offer a bit of fun while still sharing history stories mixed in with the ghost tales. No matter what your itinerary, be sure to ask about teacher’s plans for the experience you have booked.


Staying over

Some student groups will also stay over in Gettysburg and day trip to Washington, DC and Antietam. With our central location, we are an excellent hub-and-spoke destination or a great stop along a multi- destination itinerary.


Contact us

Let us help you plan your next class trip. With a combination of tours, interactive history and fun, your students will be sure to learn more about the Civil War and have fun doing it!

Our professionals will help you plan your group tour

We want to make sure you have all the tools you need to plan your next group tour, field trip or scout outing in Adams County. Contact our Director of Sales, Nicole Absher, and she'll be there to answer your questions, assist with the itinerary, suggest restaurants and accommodations, and follow-up with you throughout the process.

Direct: 717-338-3062
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