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Civil War & Historic USA

  • Destination: United States RV Tours

April 19 – May 31, 2017

Two Person / RV $8,295
One Person / RV $6,495
Additional Guest $3,795

April 17 – May 29, 2019

Two Person / RV $8,895
One Person / RV $6,995
Additional Guest $3,995

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A Celebration of History

A Story of Triumph and the Freedom We Celebrate Today

Be a part of the defining moment in American History with this 43 day caravan dedicated to the history of the Civil War. We rendezvous in Vidalia, Louisiana and end this historic tour in Yuma, Tennessee closely following the route where many important battles were fought. We have organized this trip to see as many of the sites relating to the Civil War as possible and still take in most of the non-related exciting and interesting sights and activities along the way. We went to great efforts to obtain the services of the best transportation, guides and facilities available so you would experience a fantastic tour and have the most enjoyment possible.

Check out this itinerary! It is loaded with historical sites, museums and points of interest – all related to the Civil War. We have included guided tours of all of the major battlefields and significant Civil War events. In Vicksburg, MS we visit the Vicksburg National Military Park, and the White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, AL. In Georgia, we visit the Kennesaw Mountain Historic Battlefield site, the National Civil War Naval Museum, the National POW Museum, and the Atlanta History Center. We tour Fort Sumter (where first shots of Civil War were fired) in South Carolina. Virginia has us touring the Museum of the Confederacy, Stonewall Jackson Shrine, and numerous battlefields. In West Virginia, we visit Arlington National Cemetery, Kennedy’s Gravesite, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the ‘War’ Memorials. The Gettysburg Civil War Museum and General Lee’s Headquarters are on our list in Pennsylvania. We visit Appomattox Court House National Park (site of Lee’s surrender) along with the Robert E. Lee Chapel, Museum and Grave.

Some other highlights of this tour are: The re-enactment of the New Market Battle in West Virginia, Guided Motorcoach Tours of Washington, DC, and the other major cities, Dinner Theaters & Shows, Boat Cruises and many other special places and activities that are unique to their areas. We also have free time to enjoy Pigeon Forge and Nashville where there’s always something fun and exciting going on.

Whether you’re a history buff or just interested in learning more about our country, this is a fabulous tour. Enjoy the great history this tour offers and enjoy the camaraderie of others who share your interests. This is a fun trip.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
Vidalia, LA / Natchez, MS
● Get Acquainted Party & Orientation
● Natchez Visitor Center
● Guided Natchez Motorcoach Tour
– and introduction to Civil War History
● Lunch at Carriage House Restaurant
● Frogmore Cotton Plantation Tour
Day 3 - 4
Vicksburg, MS
● Natchez Trace Scenic Drive
● Visit Emerald Indian Mounds (En route)
● Tour Grand Gulf Military Park (En route)
● Guided Vicksburg Motorcoach Tour
● Vicksburg National Military Park
● Vicksburg Battlefield Film
● Vicksburg City Tour
● Old Depot Museum
Day 5 - 6
Montgomery, AL
● White House of the Confederacy
● Alabama State Capitol Building
● Martin Luther King’s Baptist Church (Photo Op)
● Oakwood Cemetery
Day 7 - 9
Columbus, GA
● Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (En route)
● Columbus Motorcoach Tour
● Andersonville Prison National Historic Site
● National POW Museum
● Jimmy Carter’s Hometown, Plains, GA
● Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
● Drive-by Jimmy Carter’s Present Home & Boyhood Farm
● National Civil War Naval Museum
Day 10 - 11
Stone Mountain, GA
● Guided Atlanta Campaign Motorcoach Tour
● Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
● Atlanta History Center
● Tullie Smith House
● Kennesaw Mountain Historic Battlefield
Day 12 - 14
Savannah, GA
● Savannah History Museum Visit
● ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ Trolley Tour of Historic Savannah
● Fort Pulaski Ranger talk, Film & Tour
● Old Fort Jackson Self-Guided Tour
● Staff Prepared Picnic Lunch
● Field Cannon Firing Program
Day 15 - 18
Charleston, SC
● Guided Charleston Motorcoach Tour
● Hunley Submarine Tour
– World’s First Successful Combat Submarine
● Market Square
● Cruise thru Charleston Harbor to Fort Sumter
● Tour Fort Sumter (First Shots of Civil War Fired)
● Medal of Honor Museum
● USS Yorktown
Day 19
Fayetteville, NC
● Travel Day
Day 20 - 24
Richmond, VA
● Guided Richmond Motorcoach Tour
● Richmond National Battlefield Park
● Tredegar Ironworks
● Malvern Hills & Gaines Mill Battlefields
● Guided Richmond Campaign Motorcoach Tour
● Hollywood Cemetery
● Virginia State Capitol Building
● St Paul’s Church of the Confederacy
● Richmond Whitehouse of the Confederacy
● Museum of the Confederacy
● Kanawha Canal Historic District
● Boat Ride on the Kanawha Canal
● Guided Fredericksburg Motorcoach Tour
● Chatham Manor (Union Headquarters)
● Fredericksburg Battlefield Park
● Chancellorsville Battlefield
● Wilderness Battlefield
● Stonewall Jackson Shrine
Day 25 - 28
Gettysburg, PA
● Manassas Battlefield (En route)
– 1st & 2nd Battle of Bull Run, Museum & Electric Map
● Gettysburg Motorcoach Tour
● Eisenhower National Historical Park
● Eisenhower Farm Tour
● Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum
● Guided Motorcoach Tour
● Gettysburg Civil War Museum
● Gettysburg Cyclorama Center
● Lunch at Dobbin House
● Wills House
● Guided Gettysburg Battlefield Tour
● Eternal Light Peace Memorial
● General Lee’s Headquarters on Seminary Ridge
Day 29 - 32
Harpers Ferry, W VA
● Guided Washington DC Motorcoach Tour
● Arlington National Cemetery
● Kennedy’s Grave Site (Eternal Flame)
● Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
● Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
● World War II Memorial & Lincoln Memorial
● Smithsonian Institution of American History
● Vietnam War Memorial and Korean War Memorial
● White House (Exterior Only)
● Guided Harpers Ferry Motorcoach Tour
● Harpers Ferry City Tour
● Antietam National Battlefield Guided Tour
● Pry House Field Hospital Museum
● Harpers Ferry Motorcoach Tour
● New Market Battlefield
● Hall of Valor Civil War Museum
Reenactment of Battle of New Market
● Stonewall Jackson’s Shenandoah Headquarters
● Old Court House Civil War Museum
Day 33 - 34
Natural Bridge, VA
● Natural Bridge of Virginia
● Monacan Indian Living History Village
● Natural Bridge Motorcoach Tour
● Appomattox Court House National Park
– (Site of Lee’s Surrender)
● Lexington, VA
● Stonewall Jacksons House & Grave
● Robert E Lee’s Chapel, Museum, and Grave
Day 35
Pigeon Forge, TN
● Free Time to Enjoy Pigeon Forge, Shows & Surrounding Area
Day 36 - 37
Chattanooga, TN
● Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater
● Chattanooga Motorcoach Tour
● Chickamauga Battlefield
● Lookout Mountain Battlefield
● Chattanooga Battlefields Electric Map & Museum
● Visit Point Park
● Ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
● Ruby Falls & Rock City
Day 38 - 40
Nashville, TN
● Guided Nashville Motorcoach Tour
● Winstead Hill
● Lotz House
● Franklin Battle Sites
● Carter House
● Carnton Plantation
● Free Day to Enjoy Nashville
Day 41 - 43
Yuma, TN
● Yuma Motorcoach Tour
● Guided Corinth Battlefield &
– Civil War Interpretive Center Tours
● Guided Shiloh Battlefield Tour
● Tennessee River Museum
● Cherry Mansion
● Farewell Dinner at Patty’s Restaurant
● Hitch-up Continental Breakfast, Hugs & Good-byes

Tour Features

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– Expert Civil War Historians & Guides

 

Tour Route

 

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Tour Blogs

Get a feel for what happens on this tour from a tour blog by some of our staff.

Civil War 2013 – Phil & Sue Schaaf and Bill & Carol Hamilton

 

Testimonials

  • “Excellent trip! We experienced so much in a relatively short period of time. The length of this trip was perfect for us. The amount of free time was perfect.”
    Frank & Roz Jaronzyck
  • “Excellent trip and leaders!”
    Len & Carole Adams
  • “We loved every minute of it!”
    Walt & Lyn Alsegg
  • “I always wanted to know more about Texas – why people come here. Now I know!”
    Gayle Crompton
  • “Very nice campgrounds. Our Wagonmasters and Tailgunners made the experience very enjoyable!”
    Ed & Marjorie McMahon
  • Wonderful Staff (Conrad, Clary and Ron on the Polar Bear tour) - I had car trouble, I had a cabinet fall right out of the wall, and I fussed about my transmission on the RV. I had slide covers full of heavy wet snow --- all these problems solved with cheerful and competent efficiency. A widow on my first alone adventure ---totally looked after. Thanks to these fellows - I am delighted with my experience.
    Linda Ellis – Polar Bear Tour

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Civil War & Historic USA

  • “We learned so much! We definitely have a real appreciation for this wonderful excursion!”
    Bill & Carol Harrison
  • “Excellent trip and leaders!”
    Len & Carole Adams
  • “We had a great trip. We went to many places & shows that we wouldn’t have done on our own. The Wagonmasters & Tailgunners were great! They went beyond the call of duty with all the great food, campfires, socials, etc!”
    Steve & Pat Fuchs
  • “Four star, a wonderful time, we did so much, saw so much and made at least three couples as life-long friends.”
    Monte & Linda Toon
  • When we signed up for the tour all we knew was that we were going to Alaska. Adventure Caravans made this trip, for us, a once in a lifetime experience. Everything was taken care of, all we had to do was leave in the morning and be in the next campground by a certain time. We enjoyed every facet of the tour from the log meetings and socials to the tours and our free time. Kudos to the wagon masters and the Penny and Tom. The icing on the cake are the wonderful friends that we made and know we will keep in touch. The camaraderie among the whole group was amazing but the trip left us with memories for a lifetime. Thank you Adventure Caravans.
    Alaska Caravan Guest
  • I can't wait to participate in another tour.  We are doing Christmas in the Smokies in November, but it can't possibly compare to the Grand Circle and the wonderful experiences we had there.
    Smitty & Louise Smith
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