Becoming a Licensed Battlefield Guide
Since 1915 more than five hundred seventy 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 step process: application, written exam, 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.
The National Park Service and a committee of Licensed Battlefield
Guides, are currently in the process of revising the entire licensing
process. Accordingly, the information contained in the following
pages may or may not be valid.
The links accessed below will provide detailed information for individuals interested in learning about the guide-licensing process.