Upcoming Programs

Join acclaimed author and Antietam Battlefield Guide, John Michael Priest, on this revealing, detailed tour of the 1862 Maryland Campaign – at South Mountain and Antietam. Our tour will involve a fair amount of walking and will visit the well-known sites on both battlefields PLUS SITES that are SELDOM SEEN! 

Enroll now for this exciting adventure in Civil War history in September amid the rolling hills of western Maryland!

Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
John Michael Priest

Now here is a very exciting program for Civil War buffs and rural travel enthusiasts: a tour that will focus on the role of the cavalry in the decisive Philip Sheridan-Jubal Early Shenandoah Valley Campaign in the late summer and fall of 1864, that will take us to cavalry battle sites seldom seen!

Sep 17, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015
Scott C. Patchan

No single decision by a general in the Army of the Potomac proved to be such a lightning rod for controversy and criticism as Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles’ bold movement of the Third Corps to the high ground west of Cemetery Ridge on July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg. This decisive yet precarious choice produced the battle’s bloodiest hours of fighting and may well have given the Army of Northern Virginia its best chances for victory in Pennsylvania.

Sep 26, 2015
John Michael Priest

This intriguing seminar & tour, sponsored by the SHENANDOAH VALLEY CIVIL WAR INSTITUTE of the CWEA, will follow Thomas J. Jackson through the tumultuous year of 1861 - from Winchester, to Paris, VA, to Piedmont Station (Delaplane) and through the Battle of 1st Manassas.

 Includes Friday dinner, two talks, full-day Saturday bus tour, and buffet lunchONLY $125

Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015
Brandon H. Beck

John Hunt Morgan's famed 2,500-man cavalry division started north from Alexandria, Tennessee, on June 11, 1863, in what would be one of America's most remarkable cavalry operations. Though Bragg had ordered Morgan to stay within the confines of Kentucky, Morgan harbored a different plan. Morgan believed that in order to truly divert the Army of the Ohio away from East Tennessee, he needed to do the unfathomable -- invade the Northern states.

Oct 14, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015
David L. Mowery
Autumn Guns Bill Cannon Gettysburg Civil War Tour

As the 95,000 soldiers of the Army of the Potomac chased the 75,000 battle-hardened veterans of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia towards Gettysburg in June of 1863, over 145 men (in both armies) exercised command at their level for the first time or had not yet commanded their unit in a major battle. How did these new commanders perform during the Battle of Gettysburg? Would they rise to the challenges of leadership during a major combat? Or would their performances fall short of what was necessary to achieve victory? How many would succeed? How many would survive?

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015
Gary Kross

What a rich and multi-faceted three day adventure this will be as we explore the unique history and culture of Savannah and Beaufort!

We’ll visit forts, historic homes & churches, a cotton plantation and cemeteries. We’ll meet colorful characters, dine on delicious regional cuisine, and be educated and entertained by one of America’s most popular tour leaders.

Join us!

Nov 4, 2015 - Nov 7, 2015
Richard M. McMurry

On this two day tour, we will visit all of the keys sites associated with this fascinating campaign to hold the key city of Chattanooga including Brown’s Ferry, Wauhatchie, Lookout Mountain, Orchard Knob, Missionary Ridge and Ringgold Gap.

And we’ll eat well, too – lunches on both tour days will be at the famous Bea’s Restaurant that features family-style all-you-can-eat Southern cookin! Yummy.

Please join us.

Nov 13, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015
Norman Dasinger, Jr.

The Sarasota Civil War Symposium is widely considered to be 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. And the 2016 edition promises to be the best yet!  

Come and hear the top Civil War authors and historians deliver thought-provoking, carefully-crafted presentations on a variety of intriguing Civil War topics. After all talks, you'll be welcome to participate in question & answer dialogue with our presenters and be able to acquire books written by our faculty members - and secure autographed copies.

Jan 21, 2016 - Jan 23, 2016
William C. "Jack" Davis

“And we saw Europe - the last opportunity - in its old guise . . . In 1914 it blew up, of course. The lights went out and it was never the same again." - George C. Marshall

Jan 26, 2016 - Jan 27, 2016
Col. Robert J. Dalessandro, USA Ret.