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20 Day America's Civil War

 

 

Start Date Mar 28, 2022
End Date Apr 16, 2022
2 Other Dates
 
 

Tour Itinerary

  • 19 Camping Nights
  • 31 Events & Meals
  • 1158 Driving Miles
  • 129 Avg. Daily Miles

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Follow the path of the Civil War and visit historic sites along the way.

Tour Highlights


Visit Fort Sumter – Starting Place of the Civil War

Explore Historic Battlefields

Living History Interpretations and Civil War Reenactments

Battle of Gettysburg Private Guided Tour

Battles for Chattanooga atop Lookout Mountain

Southern Museum of Civil War

Virginia Military Institute Museum

Carriage Tour of Old Town Charleston

H.L. Hunley Submarine Tour

Explore Appomattox – Lee’s Surrender




Day By Day Details


  • Orientation and Get Acquainted Social
  • Welcome Dinner
  • H.L. Hunley Submarine Tour--one of the most unique tourist experiences available in Charleston
  • Local Lunch
  • McLeod Plantation Historic Site
  • Carriage Tour Of Old Town Charleston--Experience 25-30 blocks of Charleston’s historic downtown district
  • Cruise thru Charleston Harbor to Fort Sumter Site - Experience where the Civil War began…the ONLY tour that stops at Fort Sumter and disembarks visitors to spend time on the National Historical Park.
  • Oakland Plantation Tour

  • Relic Room and Military Museum--a unique opportunity to discover and explore the state’s military history
  • OPTIONAL--South Carolina State House--The South Carolina State House and grounds of the Capitol Complex are home to many beautiful portraits, monuments, plaques and other works of art.

  • Gourmet Dinner at The Commons
  • Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History Guided Tour--As a prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations member, the museum is an inclusive and committed history center dedicated to educating, inspiring and enriching people of all ages.
  • Atlanta History Center--the 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, enchanting gardens, & interactive activities
  • OPTIONAL - Experience the many adventures available within the park on your own today. Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, Ducks, SkyHike, Stone Mountain Golf Club, The Antebellum Plantation or a self-guided driving tour.

  • Campground Cookout
  • Incline Railway to the top of Lookout Mountain--The thrill of riding "America's Most Amazing Mile" has delighted guests for over a century.
  • Battles for Chattanooga atop Lookout Mountain--lets you experience the battles as they were fought over 150 years ago – the battles that sealed the fate of the confederacy.
  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Self Drive Tour--Join a park ranger for a 90 minute to 2 hour car caravan tour of the battlefield.


  • OPTIONAL ENROUTE- Stand in Two States at Once--Two great states, two fantastic cities, one incredibly welcoming community – that’s Bristol!
  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Lexington City Tour--includes stops at the Burial of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and the Virginia Military Institute and Museum.
  • Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery--General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, and Margaret Junkin Preston - the Civil War Poet Laureate of the South - are buried here.
  • University Chapel and Museum--named a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
  • Virginia Military Institute Museum Guided Tour--collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits the heritage of VMI as recorded in the 15,000 artifact collection.
  • Local Lunch

  • American Civil War Museum-Appomattox--Appomattox is deeply embedded in the consciousness of people from the many states and nations who study the Civil War and American history.
  • McLean House - Site of Robert E. Lee's Surrender
  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park--experience the history of the village that was the site of the surrender in 1865

  • Battle of New Market Guided Captain's Tour--Self-guided tour of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War; shopping at the General's Store; Field of Lost Shoes, our Emmy award-winning film on the Battle of New Market; Guided tour of the battlefield and Bushong Farm
  • OPTIONAL - Endless Caverns Guided Tour--Discovered in 1879, Endless Caverns has been thrilling visitors with their underground treasure for generations.

  • Guided Tour of Antietam National Battlefield--The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led Abraham Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Guided Tour of Harpers Ferry National Historic Park -- A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, is like stepping into the past.

  • Battle of Gettysburg Private Guided Tour-- recounting the events of those fateful three days and the strategies used by both armies to better understand the decisions made!
  • Gettysburg NPS Museum Film & Cyclorama-- See a short film about the battle narrated by Morgan Freeman and take in the grandeur of the famous Cyclorama, painted in the late 1880’s.
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Goodbye Continental Breakfast



Tour Prices

  • 19 Camping Nights
  • 31 Events & Meals
  • 1158 Driving Miles
  • 129 Avg. Daily Miles

$4,495.00

$3,895.00

Additional Departure Dates


2023
Mar 28
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2024
Mar 28




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Short to moderate walking distances (15 to 30 minutes); likely to include ramps and/or short runs of stairs. May include extended periods of standing or sitting.