JOIN US ON THE TRAIL THIS YEAR! We have a very exciting selection of programs.
Here's a synopsis of our 2017 conferences and tours:
March 31-April 1 - Hood’s Other Battles for Atlanta: Peach Tree Creek and Ezra Church, Marietta, GA, led by Robert D.Jenkins & Norman Dasinger, Jr. (Friday 8:30 AM-Saturday 4:30 PM - includes 2 lunches - Registration Fee: $325.
April 8 - American Revolution: Banastre Tarleton’s Charlottesville Raid. A Field Tour, Glen Allen, VA, led by John R. Maass ()Saturday 8:30 AM- 5:00 P)- includes lunch - Registration Fee: $150.
April 22-23 - The Best of Gary Kross at Gettysburg: A Field & Walking Tour plus a Saturday dinner at the Dobbin House, led by Gary Kross - includes Saturday lunch & dinner - (Saturday 8:30 AM-Sunday 11:30 AM) Registration Fee: $245.
April 27-29 - Lee and Jackson at Chancellorsville: An Insider’s Walking Tour, Fredericksburg, VA, led by Robert K. Krick (Thursday 7:30 PM-Saturday 4:30 PM) - includes 2 lunches - Registration Fee: $325.
May 4-6 – Grant Invades Tennessee: The Battles of Forts Henry and Donelson: A Field & Walking Tour, Paris Landing State Park, TN led by Timothy B. Smith (Thursday 7:30 PM-Saturday 5:00 PM) - includes 2 lunches - Registration Fee: $325.
May 11-13 - Perryville 1862: A Walking Tour, Danville, KY led by Darryl Smith (Thursday 7:30 PM-Saturday 5:00 PM) - includes 2 lunches - Registration Fee: $295.
May 20 – The Heart of Jackson’s Valley Campaign, A Field & Walking Tour, Front Royal, VA, led by Gary Ecelbarger (Saturday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM) - includes lunch - Registration Fee: $150.
June 9-11 - 12th Annual Gettysburg All-Star Conference & Tour with Gary Kross, Charlie Fennell, Zachary Fry, Roger Heller and others TBA - (Friday 8:30 AM-Sunday 11:30 AM) - includes 2 lunches, Friday PM Open Bar at O'Rorke's Eatery, and a Saturday PM cookout at the area home of Roger & Lynn Heller - Registration Fee: $395.
June 14-17 - Great Cities of American History - The Chesapeake Bay: Annapolis, St. Mary’s and St. Michaels, A Walking, Bus and Boat Tour; Annapolis, MD with Thomas A. Reinhart and John R. Maass (Wednesday 7:30 PM-Saturday 5:00 PM) – includes 3 lunches, Friday dinner and an excursion by ferry boat to St. Michaels - Registration Fee: $595.
June 22-24 - “Stonewall versus Abe” - The 1862 Valley Campaign: from Harper's Ferry to Port Republic, A Field Tour with Gary Ecelbarger and Scott Patchan, New Market, VA (Thursday 7:30 PM-Saturday 5:00 PM) - includes 2 lunches - Registration Fee: $325.
July 13-15 - The Generalship of Robert E. Lee - A Seminar & Tour plus a reception at the home of Bud and Betty Robertson - the 3rd annual gathering of the Robert E. Lee Fellowship. Fredericksburg, VA with Robert K. Krick, James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jay Jorgensen, Juanita Gibson, Richard M. McMurry and Stephen Lee Ritchie (Thursday 7:30 PM-Saturday 5:00 PM) - includes Friday & Saturday lunches, Friday dinner and a Saturday mid-afternoon Reception at the home of Bud & Betty Robertson - Registration Fee: $395.
July 28-30 - The West Virginia Mine Wars - A Field Tour, Charleston, WV with Doug Estepp - (Thursday 7:30 PM-Saturday 5:00 PM) - includes Friday night lodging at Twin Falls State Park and 2 lunches - Registration Fee: $395.
August 6-12 - 10th Civil War History Camp for High School Students (and Adults) at Shepherd's Spring Retreat in Sharpsburg, MD, with John M. Priest and Kevin Pawlak, and Demetria Metcalf, Camp Director - pricing to be announced.
August 11-13 - George Washington: the Early Years – A Seminar & Tour, Fredericksburg, VA, led by John R. Maass - (Friday 7:30 PM-Sunday 12:00 N) - includes Saturday lunch and dinner - Registration Fee: $325.
Aug 17-19 - 1st Annual Spring Mill Civil War Symposium, Spring Mill Historic State Park, Mitchell, Indiana with Stephen Lee Ritchie, Thomas Y. Cartwright, John F. Marszalek, David. L. Mowery, Scott C. Patchan, Dale K. Phillips, James I. "Bud" Robertson, Darryl Smith, Craig L. Symonds and Jeffry D. Wert (Thursday 7:00 PM-Saturday 8:30 PM) - includes Thursday PM reception, Friday & Saturday lunches, Friday dinner and Saturday PM cookout - Registration Fee: $395.
September 9 - A Walking Tour of Antietam, with John Michael Priest (Saturday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM) - includes lunch - Registration Fee: $150.
September 13-17 - Upstate New York (and Vermont): The French & Indian War and the American Revolution - A Field & Walking Tour of sites at Lake George, Siege of Fort William Henry and Massacre (Last of the Mohicans), Crown Point, The Battle of Fort Carillon, Lake Champlain-Valcour Island, Fort Ticonderoga, Hubbarton and Bennington, Vermont, and the two battles of Saratoga, based in Lake George, NY with Scott C. Patchan - (Wednesday 7:30 PM-Sunday 4:00 PM) - includes 4 lunches - Registration Fee: $595.
September 17-23 - Enchanted New Mexico: A Deluxe History & Heritage Adventure, based for three nights at the Hotel Albuquerque and four nights at The Lodge in Santa Fe, including visits to Pueblo of Acoma, Albuquerque Old Town Plaza, the Turquoise Trail, Sandia Park Tramway, Museum of Indian Art, Bandelier National Monument, Bradbury Science Museum at Los Alamos, Taos Pueblo, Hacienda de los Martinez, Kit Carson Home, Abiquiu, Georgia O’Keefe Ghost Ranch, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and Old Town Santa Fe sites including Loretto Chapel, San Miguel Chapel and the Palace of the Governors (beginning in Albuquerque on Sunday night at 7:30 PM and returning to Albuquerque on Saturday for a dinner and night's stay – includes 7 nights’ lodging, 5 lunches, 3 dinners, all admission to sites as described, deluxe motor coach transportation - faculty to be announced - Registration Fees: SINGLE: $2495; DOUBLE per person (2 staying in one room): $1935.
September 27-30 – The Making of a President: Abraham Lincoln in the Heartland – A Field Tour, Springfield, IL led by Gary Ecelbarger (Wednesday 7:30 PM-Satuday 5:00 PM) - includes 3 lunches and 1 dinner - Registration Fee: $595.
October 4-8 - 3rd Annual Shenandoah Valley Civil War Institute Conference & Tour- Talks and Tours, Winchester, VA with Brandon H. Beck, Stephen Lee Ritchie, Scott C. Patchan and others TBA (Wednesday 7:30 PM-Sunday 11:00 AM) - includes 3 lunches and Saturday PM banquet & William Woods Hassler Award presentation - Full Program Registration Fee: $395.
October 13-14 - Cedar Creek: The Most In-Depth Field & Walking Tour of this Battle Ever!, Strasburg, VA with Scott C. Patchan (Friday 8:30 AM-Saturday 5:00 PM) - includes 2 lunches - Registration Fee: $325.
October 18-21 - John Hunt Morgan's Great Raid and Surrender: Reedsville to West Point – A Field Tour from Pittsburgh, PA with David L. Mowery (Wednesday 7:30 PM-Saturday 5:00 PM) - includes 2 nights lodging and 3 lunches - Registration Fee: $695.
October 19-22 - Embedded with the Troops - Follow James Taylor as He Sketches the Lower Shenanodah Valley in 1864 at Harpers Ferry, Summit Point, Berryville, Old Chapel, Boyce, Double Toll Gate, Nineveh Church, Cedarville, Reliance, Middletown, Newtown (Stephens City), Bartonville, Kernstown and Winchester, based in Charles Town, WV, with Dana MacBean (Thursday PM-Sunday 11:30 AM) - includes 2 lunches - Registration Fee: $395.
October 27-28 - Gettysburg Fall Muster, with Gary Kross and Charles Fennell- (Friday 8:30 AM-Saturday 4:30 PM) - includes 2 lunches and Friday PM Open Bar at O'Rorke's Eatery - Registration Fee: $295.
November 1-4 - The Vicksburg Campaign: A Field & Walking Tour, Vicksburg, MS with Terrence J. Winschel and Timothy B. Smith (Wednesday 7:30 PM-Saturday 4:00 PM) - includes 3 lunches - Registration Fee: $495.
November 16-18 - Alabama: the Birth of the Confederacy and Witness to its Final Collapse – A Tour of Montgomery, Selma, Cahaba, Marion, Ebenezer Church and Plantersville, Selma, AL, led by Norman Dasinger, Jr. (Thursday 8:30 AM-Saturday 5:00 PM) - includes 3 lunches - Registration Fee: $325.
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