Discover Gettysburg

Gettysburg Educational Tours

Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. This three-day battle served as the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal Gettysburg Address. A trip to Gettysburg gives students a deeper understanding of the events that shaped our nation and the importance of preserving our history for future generations.

Gettysburg Overview

A trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a valuable experience for students studying American history, the Civil War, and the impact of war on society. The town was the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, which is considered one of the most significant battles in American history. A visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park offers students a chance to experience the battlefield and learn about the events that occurred during the three-day battle. Students can participate in guided tours, view historical artifacts, and witness the battlefield where over 50,000 soldiers lost their lives.

In addition to the battlefield, the town of Gettysburg offers several other notable educational attractions. The Gettysburg Heritage Center provides students with interactive exhibits that focus on the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. Through multimedia presentations, students can learn about the strategies and tactics of the opposing armies. Students can visit the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, where President Abraham Lincoln arrived to deliver the Gettysburg Address, and learn about Lincoln’s role in the Civil War. Gettysburg College, which played a significant role during the Civil War by serving as a makeshift hospital for wounded soldiers, is open to student groups for campus tours and offers lectures on American history. and learn about the college’s commitment to social justice and community engagement.

The Shriver House

The Shriver House organization’s official website introduces the experience as a chance to: “Travel back in time with a guide in period attire as you walk through the Shrivers’ meticulously restored 1860 home to learn the other side of the story – the civilian side of the Battle of Gettysburg. Connect to the past while you listen to the story of George, Hettie, Sadie (7) and Mollie (5) unfold as you move from room to room to appreciate what life was like before, during, and after the Civil War.”