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.
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.
Students from Jim Percoco and Brad Swain's Applied History classes at West Springfield High School take a field trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield that includes the use of our Gettysburg Battle App at Little Round Top and Devil's Den.