Ford Education Center at Gettysburg

Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center at Gettysburg

The Gettysburg battlefield is one of our nation's greatest classrooms. Its lessons of sacrifice, visionary leadership and reconciliation have educational value that resonates around the world.

To help ensure that the lessons of Gettysburg reach the widest audience possible, we're supporting the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center at the Gettysburg National Battlefield. The Ford Education Center is at the heart of the new Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center's educational program, providing a dedicated space for teacher workshops, classroom use and distance learning programs.

Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center

The Ford Education Center provides visitors and students with a better understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg within the context of the Civil War and explores why these events remain so relevant today.

Through onsite activities, distance learning and web-based programming, the Education Center will reach close to 2 million onsite visitors, including 10,000 students in school groups, and 12 million offsite students each year.

The Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center consists of two state-of-the-art indoor educational resource centers and three outdoor classrooms surrounding the new Museum, the Visitor Center and the Educational Complex.

Engaging Students

The Education Center engages students outside and nationwide through interactive multimedia experiences, offering instant access to a multitude of curriculum-based resources and historical databases. It supports satellite broadcasts, web-based "electronic field trips," an educational website, the Traveling Trunk Program (which lends reproductions of personal effects of a typical Civil War soldier, along with teachers' guides and curricula, to schools nationwide) and other nationwide distance-learning initiatives.

The Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center is made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services.