Step Back in Time: Discover the Significance of Gettysburg on Educational Excursions!

Plan Your Next Student Trip to Gettysburg

Welcome to Gettysburg.  While on this historical student tour, you and your group will learn how the Battle of Gettysburg, where thousands died over three days, changed the course of the Civil War. A licensed Battlefield Tour Guide will take you around to many historic sites including, Devil’s Den, Little Round Top, and the site of Pickett’s Charge. In Gettysburg you must also see where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his most famous Gettysburg Address. While in Gettysburg, you will also have time at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center.

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While on your student tour, you and your kids may see:

Cyclorama »

The cyclorama is a 360 degree painting depicting “Pickett’s Charge,” the famous Confederate attack on the Union forces during the Battle of Gettysburg. Four versions were painted, two of which are among the last surviving cycloramas in the U.S. The second painting was originally exhibited in Boston. After restoration, this cyclorama is now on display at the new Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center.

Diorama »

While on your school tour of Gettysburg, this is one stop you should not miss. The Diorama, also known as The Gettysburg History Center, presents the Battle of Gettysburg in a unique and original way. Your students will first see a light and sound show to have to have a better understand when touring the actual battlefield. The students can view the three day battle across a three dimensional landscape that is the largest military diorama in the United States. While at the museum, the kids will also see a large display of historical items and Civil War paintings.

Gettysburg Battlefield »

The Gettysburg Battlefield is the most important stop while in Gettysburg. While on this historic site, a licensed tour guide will jump on your bus to provide a bus tour of the Battlefield. While on tour, your group will have access to almost 1,400 monuments and markers that mark the 6,000-acre Gettysburg Battlefield. Since you cannot see everything, your tour guide will stop at famous sites including Little Round Top, Culp’s Hill and Pickett’s Charge

Gettysburg National Cemetery »

Gettysburg National Cemetery is the burial ground for more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. Many monuments are located in the cemetery that commemorates the Union and Confederate troops who fought on the battlefield. At the cemetery’s dedication on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his most famous speech known as “The Gettysburg Address.” While on this class trip, many students recite this historical speech

Ghost Tour »

During this candlelight ghost tour in Gettysburg, you and your kids will take an evening walk covering some of the most haunted spots in town. You tour guide will tell you tales of local haunts and legends, mixed with stories and historical facts as you walk along some of the very streets soldiers walked over 150 years ago. This is a favorite for many on their class trip of Gettysburg.

Hall of Presidents »

If you have enough time on your bus tour of Gettysburg, the Hall of Presidents is a great stop. Your participants will see life-sized wax figures of all the U.S. presidents. Each president has a recording that tells about his presidency, both their accomplishments and failures. The Hall of Presidents also provides dolls of the First Ladies wearing replicas of their inauguration ball gowns.

National Civil War Wax Museum »

Many students enjoy this Civil War Wax Museum while on their school tour of Gettysburg. This museum presents the history of the Civil War era and Battle of Gettysburg with outstanding life-sized dioramas. Your group will also experience a re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg in the digitally enhanced Battle room exhibit, followed by an animated deliverance of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Underground Railroad Stop »

Underground Railroad was an informal network of people who helped slaves escape and reach freedom in Northern States. On your class trip, your students will learn that the Underground Railroad was not underground nor was it a railroad. In fact, it was a system where slaves would go from house to house until they could escape to freedom.

When thinking about your student tour to Gettysburg, you may also consider adding on Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, or Penn Dutch.

At eduSTAR, we can customize your itinerary to make your school tour experience well worth it!

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