Membership in the A.L.B.G.: Licensed

Licensed membership in the Association is open to all individuals who have successfully passed the licensing process and actively maintain a valid guide license.  Only licensed members may hold office in the organization and only licensed members may place motions before the ALBG, participate in discussions on motions and vote on Association business. Annual dues for licensed members are set at $75 per year. To join the Association as a licensed member OR to renew your membership please download the LICENSED MEMBER APPLICATION (linked below,) fill it out and mail it to the Association post box along with a check for annual dues. If you would prefer to pay by credit card please click the link below.  Mail your completed form in with the notation “Paid online by credit card.


Membership in the A.L.B.G.: Associate

In 1988 the Association opened up membership to anyone interested in joining by establishing an “Associates” category. Associate membership in the ALBG is open to anyone with an interest in the battle in general and guiding in particular who does not hold a valid guide license. Associates are entitled to all the privileges of membership licensed guides have except that they may not vote or participate in ALBG business meetings. (Please note that some business items may necessitate the meeting being adjourned to “Executive Session” open only to licensed members.) Among the benefits are:

Participation in ALBG Continuing Education programs & field trips.

Quarterly issues of the newsletter ” The Battlefield Dispatch “

Annual Association Day Trip to a Civil War Battlefield or related site.

Participation in the ALBG Family Picnic – generally in July

Invitation to attend our annual banquet and Visiting Scholar’s programs.

Ability to take advantage of any ALBG book discounts.

First hand news of what’s going on in the park and town.

Fellowship with individuals who share common interests

The annual dues for ” Associate ” membership is set at $25.00 per year for individual memberships OR $35 per year to include spouse/family.  Download, print and complete the ASSOCIATE MEMBER APPLICATION and mail it with your dues check to: Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides Attn: Membership P.O. Box 4152 Gettysburg, PA 17325 If you would like to pay your dues online please click the link below.  You should also complete and mail in the application form. Make a notation on the form that you already submitted the annual dues via an online credit card payment.

Associate Membership Application Form


Updated: March 15, 2021



In consideration of the services of The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides®, their officers,  agents, and members, and/or all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereinafter collectively  referred to as “ALBG”) I agree as follows: 

Although ALBG has taken reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate equipment and experienced,  skilled guides so I can enjoy an activity for which I may not be skilled, ALBG has informed me this activity is not  without risk. Certain risks are inherent in each activity and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique  character of the activity. These inherent risks are some of the same elements that contribute to the unique  character of this activity and can be the cause of loss or damage to my equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or  in extreme cases, permanent injury, trauma and/ or death. ALBG does not want to frighten me or reduce my  enthusiasm for this activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to be aware of and to  expect and to be informed of the inherent risks as reasonably as possible. Most programs will be conducted on  the grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park (“GNMP”). The following describes some, but not all, of  those risks.

  • Tripping, slipping and/or falling on uneven, slippery and/or brush and/or leaf-covered terrain
  • Exposure to severe weather, including but not limited to: Excessive cold, heat and/or humidity, sun,  heavy rain, thunderstorms, lightening and/or high winds 
  • Exposure to stinging insects, poison ivy and/or poison oak 
  • Traffic on GNMP and public roadways adjacent and through GNMP, which may be heavy at times and  may include, but is not limited to: automobiles, buses, motorcycles, scooters, horses, horse-drawn  vehicles, Segways and bicycles 

I am aware that outdoors programs entail risks of injury, trauma and/or death to any participant. I  understand the description of these inherent risks is as complete as is reasonably possible, and that other unknown  or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury, trauma and/or death. I agree to assume and accept full  responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified but may  also occur. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary; no one is forcing me to participate and I elect to  participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks. 

I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than  other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that the staff of ALBG [and the  Staff of the Gettysburg National Military Park who are publicly available to all Visitors for information at no  charge] has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the  inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity. 

I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full  responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death or  loss of personal property [including but not limited to automobiles, other vehicles, pets, etc.] and expenses as a  result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically  identified, and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity. 

I have carefully read, clearly understood and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and  acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon myself, my heirs, assigns, personal  representative and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children.

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