Our late August tour will follow first in the footsteps of George Washington and his regiment of Virginians who set out into the untamed wilds of Southwest Pennsylvania in 1754 to enforce the British claims on the region against the French. After an overview at our base hotel in Greensburg, PA on Thursday evening, we will set forth on Friday to visit ...

Following his crushing defeat of John Pope’s hapless Army of Virginia at the Battle of Second Bull Run, Robert E. Lee elected to take his Army of Northern Virginia northward across the Potomac River in an effort to bring the ravages of war to Northern territory. In early September 1862, the Confederates began their invasion of Maryland, opening it with a complex operation to remove the...

On New Year's Day of 1862, Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson ordered his force of about 9,000 Confederate soldiers to march northward from Winchester, Virginia toward the banks of the Potomac and ultimately Romney, the control of which was the object of the campaign. What followed was a saga of drama, courage and sacrifice for both the Union and...

From July 13-26. 1863, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan led a daring group of more than 2,000 men across Southern Ohio. His mission: to distract and divert as many Union troops as possible from the actions in Middle and East Tennessee. Union troops under the command of Major General Ambrose Burnside gave chase. Although they were ultimately successful, ending Morgan's raid...

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What can we make of the myriad, strange phenomena, witnessed and reported over many years by men, women and children of all backgrounds while visiting the battlefield at Gettysburg?  Apparitions, fires, the slamming of doors in battlefield buildings, mysterious muzzle flashes – can all of these be satisfactorily explained within our modern world-view? Do spirits exist, and if so,...

Many of us fondly recall the 1956 movie, The Great Locomotive Chase, starring Fess Parker as James J. Andrews. Now, here is the tour.

On April 12, 1862, James Andrews and a band of Union spies stole the locomotive, The General, from under the watchful eyes of guards at Big Shanty, Georgia and set out for Chattanooga, in an...

Over the past quarter century, our organization has presented programs on almost every era and aspect of American History except NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY. But in January, on the warm, white sands of Lido Beach in Florida, we will begin to redress that, at the first annual Sarasota Native American History Conference – and what an exciting new chapter this...

The Sarasota, Florida Civil War Symposium is widely acclaimed as the premier Civil War conference in the country - because of its stellar faculty, spirited attendees, comfortable ambiance and alluring location on the warm white sands of Lido Beach. Since its inception in 1993, the symposium has enjoyed robust attendance and hatched many enduring friendships....

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  • Back by Popular Demand - UNSEEN GETTYSBURG

    A tour designed and led by the legendary Gary Kross – on Saturday, October 29 (Halloween Weekend). This will not be a silly canned “...

  • 25th ANNIVERSARY SARASOTA CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM is FILLING FAST!

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WE FOUND IT IN INDIANA!

The base camp for our long planned annual Civil War Summer Symposium, beginning in August, 2017 at Spring Mill State Historic Park – a sylvan setting, family friendly, affordable, and a WORLD CLASS FACULTY OF HISTORIANS. Do four things please:

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   January 17 - 18, 2017 on Lido Beach

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October 7-8

$150 fee includes Friday dinner & 2 talks

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Saturday bus tour & lunch

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