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Civil War & Historic USA

  • Destination: United States RV Tours
  • Duration: 43 days

April 19 – May 31, 2023

Two Person / RV $10,295
One Person / RV $8,995
Additional Guest $4,395

Early Bird Discount $100 (if registered 12 months prior)
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Walk in the Patriotic Footsteps of your Ancestors as we journey along the pathway of history…

Whether you’re a history buff or just interested in learning more about our country or your ancestors, we invite you to join us as we journey along the pathway of history. Uncover the absorbing history of colonial America and the American Civil War on a tour of its eastern cities. Our route closely follows the landmarks, battlefields, museums and many other historical sites…the road trip alone is a classic rite of passage. We have organized this trip to include something for everyone.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
Vidalia, LA / Natchez, MS
● Orientation & Get Acquainted Social
● Guided Natchez Motorcoach Tour
– and introduction to Civil War History
● Natchez Visitor Center
● Lunch at Carriage House Restaurant
● Frogmore Cotton Plantation Tour
Day 3 - 5
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 6 - 7
Montgomery, AL
● Montgomery Visitors Center
● Time to explore on your own
● Alabama State Capitol Building
● First White House of the Confederacy
● Martin Luther King’s Baptist Church (Photo Op)
● Oakwood Cemetery
Day 8 - 9
Columbus, GA
● Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (en route)
● Columbus Motorcoach Tour
● Andersonville Prison National Historic Site
● National POW Museum
● Staff Prepared Box Lunch
● National Civil War Naval Museum
Day 10 - 11
Stone Mountain, GA
● Atlanta Campaign Motorcoach Tour
● Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
● Atlanta History Center with Cyclorama
● 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
● Old Fort Jackson Self-Guided Tour
● Staff Prepared Picnic Lunch
● Field Cannon Firing Program
● Fort Pulaski Ranger talk, film & tour
Day 15 - 18
Charleston, SC
● Guided Charleston Motorcoach Tour
H. L. Hunley Submarine Tour
– World’s First Successful Combat Submarine
● Market Square
● Cruise throuogh Charleston Harbor to Fort Sumter
● Tour Fort Sumter (First Shots of Civil War Fired)
● Medal of Honor Museum
● USS Yorktown
Day 19
Fayetteville, NC
● Overnight Stop
Day 20 - 24
Richmond, VA
● Guided Richmond Motorcoach Tour
● Richmond National Battlefield Park
● Tredegar Ironworks
● Malvern Hills Battlefield
● Gaines Mill Battlefield
● 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
● Guided Fredericksburg Motorcoach Tour
● Chatham Manor (Union Headquarters)
● Fredericksburg Battlefield Park
● Chancellorsville Battlefield
● Wilderness Battlefield
● Stonewall Jackson Shrine
Day 25 - 27
Gettysburg, PA
● Manassas Battlefield (En route)
– 1st & 2nd Battle of Bull Run, Museum
● Gettysburg Motorcoach Tour
● Eisenhower Farm Tour
● Eisenhower National Historical Park
● Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum
● Guided Motorcoach Tour
● Gettysburg Civil War Museum
● Gettysburg Cyclorama Center
● Lunch at Dobbin House
– (Oldest Building in Gettysburg)
● David Wills House
● Guided Gettysburg Battlefield Tour
● Eternal Light Peace Memorial
Day 28 - 29
Washington, D.C.
● Guided Washington, D.C. Motorcoach Tour
● World War II Memorial & Lincoln Memorial
● Vietnam War Memorial and Korean War Memorial
● White House (Exterior Only)
● Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
● Air Force Museum
● Arlington National Cemetery
● Kennedy’s Grave Site (Eternal Flame)
● Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Day 30 - 32
Harpers Ferry, W VA
● Guided Harpers Ferry City Motorcoach Tour
● Antietam National Battlefield Guided Tour
● Pry House Field Hospital Museum
● Harpers Ferry Motorcoach Tour
● Stonewall Jackson’s Shenandoah Headquarters
● Hall of Valor Civil War Museum
● New Market Battlefield
Reenactment of Battle of New Market
Day 33 - 34
Natural Bridge, VA
● Natural Bridge of Virginia
● Monacan Indian Living History Village
● Natural Bridge Motorcoach Tour
● Lexington, VA
● Stonewall Jacksons House & Grave
● Robert E Lee’s Chapel, Museum, and Grave
● Appomattox Court House National Park
– (Site of Lee’s Surrender)
Day 35
Pigeon Forge, TN
● Free Time to Enjoy Pigeon Forge, Shows & Surrounding Area
● Buttonwillow Civil War Theater
Day 36 - 37
Chattanooga, TN
● Dinner at Local Restaurant
● 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
● Farewell Dinner at Patty’s Restaurant
● Hitch-up Continental Breakfast
● Hugs & Good-byes

Tour Highlights

– Explore Historic Battlefields
– Cruise through Charleston Harbor to Fort Sumter
– Fort Sumter Tour
H. L. Hunley Submarine Tour
– Civil War Reenactments
– Guided Gettysburg Battlefield Tour
– Boat Ride on the Kanawha Canal
– Ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

Includes

– Professional Adventure Caravans Staff
– 42 Nights RV Camping
– Tickets, Admissions and Gratuities for Shows, Events, and Activities Listed
– 7 Meals Provided and 91 Events
– 17 Days of Motorcoach Transportation
– Expert Civil War Historians & Guides
– AVC Apparel, Name Badges & Tour Pins
– Pet Tag(s) if applicable

Additional Tour Details

– Comfortable Walking Shoes Recommended
– Total Miles 2,599
– Longest Travel Day 291 Miles
– Frequent Caravan Miles Earned Upon Completion of Tour $130

 

Tour Route

 

 

Civil War & Historic USA

  • We enjoy the family feeling between owner, staff, and guests. Bob & Toni C.
    Adventure Caravans Guest
  • We enjoyed this caravan more than we thought we would, because of the care we received from the Wagonmaster and the Tailgunner and the outstanding organization.
    Randy H – Civil War 2019
  • We would never experience such a variety of activities, visit so many places or meet so many interesting people if we traveled on our own. A big plus. Safety in numbers! Allan & Pat
    Allan & Pat H.
  • Exceeds expectations – Good $ Value. Saw many things I never would have found on my own. Carol H.
    Carol H
  • Good Value for the money. Our leaders communicated details of the trip very well. Ron & Martha M.
    Ron & Martha M.
  • Adventure Caravans provides the absolute best for a secure and enjoyable travel experience – You won't be disappointed… Marvin & Dee C.
    Marvin & Dee – Gaspe 2019