Field Trips

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

Historic Carlisle 

During our seminar,  we typically visit the Old Courthouse in Carlisle and take part in the Dickinson & Slavery walking tour.

Gettysburg National Battlefield

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 

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.

COVID STATEMENT:  Participants in the 2023 seminar will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID prior to their on-campus arrival on July 16, 2023.  Those unable to meet this requirement may request permission to participate remotely during our three-week session.