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.
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Learning + Fun = Memorable Fieldtrips
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.
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.
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!