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9-Day American Civil War Tour - A Nation Tested



Join us on our 9-day American Civil War Tour to some of the major battlefields of the War Between the States, including an unforgettable re-enactment of events. Leading up to the surrender at Appomattox we explore the area known as “the crossroads of conflict,” from the site of the bloodiest single-day battle at Antietam, through the turning of the conflict at Gettysburg to the longest siege in American warfare at Petersburg. We visit both capitals of the period, Richmond and Washington, DC, and finish by paying our respects at Arlington National Cemetery.
Please note that the summer departure date for this tour has been moved from June 26-July 4 to July 3-July 11, 2019 due to a change in the scheduling of the annual Gettysburg anniversary and re-enactment. The information printed in our 2019 tour brochure shows the original date. The final and correct date is the one shown on the website.

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  • Jul 3, 2018 - Jul 11, 2018
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    Sep 25, 2018 - Oct 3, 2018
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Single supplement : $500
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  • Jul 3, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019
    !Date has changed!Anniversary Tour
    Sep 24, 2019 - Oct 2, 2019
Single supplement : $500
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Single supplement : $500


  • 8 nights’ accommodation at 4-star hotels
  • 8 breakfasts 7 lunches 8 dinners
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 glass of beer/wine at lunch and dinner
  • Welcome drink and tour orientation
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • Luxury coach transportation
  • Local expert guiding
  • 24/7 tour manager
  • All museum admissions
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus and at hotels
  • Online access to personalized My Trip account
  • All taxes and credit card fees
  • All departures guaranteed


  • Passengers are greeted at Ronald Reagan National Airport and transferred to the hotel. The afternoon is spent at the National Museum of American History, followed by a brief guided tour of the monuments of the National Mall, including the Lincoln Memorial. In the evening there is an introduction to the tour and a chance to get acquainted over a welcome drink.

  • In the morning we head to the Shenandoah Valley and the picturesque town of Harpers Ferry, where in 1859 the abolitionist John Brown tried to seize the Virginia State arsenal in an attempt to start a slave revolt. We follow events leading up to September 1862 in Antietam, where the bloodiest single-day battle in American history took place.

  • Following a morning of exploring the area near Manassas, Virginia and the Battles of Bull Run, we head north to Gettysburg and start with visiting the Jennie Wade House. This museum dedicated to the only civilian killed in the Battle of Gettysburg also houses an exhibit on domestic life during wartime. Those who dare have a chance to experience a night time ghost tour of the battlefield.

  • The day is dedicated to the Battle of Gettysburg, including the annual re-enactment on the June departure date. We enjoy lunch at the Dobbin House, Gettysburg’s oldest and most historic building that was used as a station to hide runaway slaves fleeing with the help of the “Underground Railroad.” We stand at the spot President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address and remember the fallen at the National Cemetery.

  • Leaving Union ground behind, we head to the capital of the Confederate South: Richmond. On our way we stop to explore the sites of the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House and Chancellorsville, where Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded.

  • Petersburg, Virginia was the site of the longest siege in American warfare. Considered the gateway to the fall of Richmond, we revisit the 10 months in the trenches that led up to Robert E. Lee’s retreat and surrender. The afternoon is dedicated to Richmond’s Confederate White House, which President Lincoln visited just a few days prior to his assassination.

  • Our last stop in the South is at Appomattox Court House, where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865. We then head back to Washington, DC and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

  • The last day of the tour is dedicated to Arlington National Cemetery, where we pay our respects to the fallen and witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. In the afternoon we learn about life in the Union capital during the Civil War, including a visit to Ford’s Theater, where President Lincoln was assassinated.

  • After saying goodbye, our guests are brought to Ronald Reagan National Airport for their return flights.