Field Trips

Seminar participants will enjoy memorable field trips to the Gettysburg battlefield, historic sites (and a baseball game) in Harrisburg, and across Washington, DC.

Gettysburg National Battlefield (Wednesday, July 21, 2021)

Project Director Matthew Pinsker will lead a special tour of the Gettysburg battlefield and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery so that students can experience first-hand one of the nation’s most hallowed grounds.

Check out the full one-hour virtual tour

Historic Harrisburg (Wednesday, July 14, 2021)

Assistant Director Todd Mealy will lead a special tour of African American and Civil War historical sites in Harrisburg.  Later in the evening, students will also enjoy an outing at a Harrisburg Senators minor league baseball game.




Washington, DC (Wednesday, July 28, 2021)

During a day trip to Washington, DC, participants will visit President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Frederick Douglass Home and the Emancipation Memorial.



UPDATED COVID STATEMENT:  Participants in the 2022 seminar will be required to be fully vaccinated and boosted at least one month prior to their on-campus arrival on July 10, 2022.  Those unable to meet this requirement may request permission to participate remotely during our three-week session.