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The Field Trip Fund

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Apply for funding of Civil War Trips for your classroom

The Civil War Trust strongly believes that battlefields are outdoor classrooms — truly unique locations for education, commemoration, and contemplation. The Civil War Trust's Field Trip Fund provides funding and assistance to K-12 teachers, who are planning field trips to Civil War, War of 1812, or Revolutionary War battlefields or related historic sites.

More than 11,000 students and teachers served!

Teachers: Scroll down to learn more or Apply Today! »

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How It Works:

1. Apply for funding by filling out a Field Trip Fund Application Form prior to your field trip.

2. The Civil War Trust will review your application and respond with a proposal that could amount to full or partial sponsorship of your field trip.

3. Go on the field trip!  Keep your receipts, take lots of photos, and record a thank you video of your students while on the field trip! When you come back, fill out a Field Trip Reimbursement Form. Email these materials to the Civil War Trust. Your reimbursement will arrive shortly thereafter. 

Rules & Guidelines:

  • The following items can be covered by the Field Trip Fund: transportation, meals, admission fees, and presenter/guide fees.
  • The following items will NOT be covered by the Field Trip Fund: non-Civil War-related trips, luxury options, overnight lodging, and souvenir purchases.
  • Total funding will not exceed $1,500.00.
  • The Field Trip Fund is designed to bring K-12 classes to battlefields and historic sites.   
  • The Field Trip Fund program requires you to submit at least seven (7) photos from your trip, a 30 second thank you video, and at least five (5) thank you notes from your students. Field trips will not be funded without such a commitment.  

See all of the exciting sites our Field Trip Fund has sent classes to: