Historic Field Trip to Gettysburg, PA

On April 24, 2017, our students took a field trip to historic Gettysburg. Our teachers, students, and chaperones left campus bright and early at 6:30 AM arriving at Gettyburg around 10 AM.

Students spent their first hour at the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War, whose collection of artifacts and archival items tell the story of the Battle of Gettysburg and its significance to our nation’s history.

Highlights of the Museum Exhibits include interactive and visual stations. Five of the galleries include short video presentations on the causes of the Civil War, the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg and the results of war, and two “Voices” theaters feature readings from battle participants. The main themes of the museum include Abraham Lincoln’s Gettyburg Address, the Gettysburg Campaign, and the causes and consequences of the American Civil War.

Students then proceeded to three locations in the park. First, they visited Little Round Top (Site of Day Two of the Battle), next, the Virginia Monument (the Confederate Gathering Point on Day 3) and finally, the Angle, where the most intense attacks occurred. There was also plenty of woods, trails, large rocks, and paths to explore.

See Eric listening intently to the Park ranger’s seminar and discussion (pictured above).

To finish off the day, students went into the nearby town of Gettysburg to walk down its quiet streets and go souvenir shopping.

Thank you to all parents and teachers who helped for making this event a great success!