Field Trips

Seminar participants will enjoy memorable field trips to the Gettysburg battlefield, historic sites around Carlisle and across Washington, DC.

Historic Carlisle (Wednesday, July 13, 2022)

This day will include a special joint session with the National History Academy, over 75 high school students from across the country who are spending their summer based in Northern Virginia and traveling around the “Hallowed Ground” national heritage area as part of a rigorous US history curriculum.   We will visit the Old Courthouse in Carlisle, the Dickinson & Slavery walking tour, the US Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) museum and will conduct a special tour introducing the subject of the Carlisle Indian School on the grounds of the present-day US Army War College.

Gettysburg National Battlefield (Wednesday, July 20, 2022)

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

Washington, DC (Wednesday, July 27, 2022)

During a day trip to Washington, DC, participants will visit the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, National Archives, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln Park.

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.