LBG Charlie Fennell and a school group

Since 1915 five-hundred-ninety-nine individuals have successfully completed the government testing, training and licensing process earning a license to guide. The process has evolved through the years to today’s Tiered process: application, written exam, competitive panel interview, intensive weekend training seminar, oral examination, and finally licensing. The process of attaining a license to legally conduct paid tours of the Gettysburg National Military Park is by far the question most frequently asked of veteran battlefield guides.


Code of Federal Regulations

The NPS Guide Supervisor

Licensing Process

Guide Reference Books

Sample Guide Exam

The next guide exam

Oral Examination and Training