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On the Home Front in Vicksburg, Key to the Confederacy

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Program #1607RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Philip from Crawfordsville, IN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
The Vicksburg program was a very enjoyable experience. It was well planned, entertaining and educational.

Edward from Rolla, MO Number of programs attended: 27
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
Excellent program for anyone interested in the Civil War. Ed from MO

Dennis from Rome, GA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
If you want to learn not only what happened but why it happened and why it was so important to the nation this program is ideal.

Phyllis from Houston, TX Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/23/14 - 03/28/14
The Vicksburg program was outstanding! General Parker and Carol Hills as our guides were the example of what all Road Scholar Tours should be blessed with! General Hills made it "come alive." His wife - the "Chief" - was such an additional benefit to him and to all of us on the tour. The descriptions of the events surrounding Vicksburg during the Civil War were vibrant. The stories and people General Hills knows were unlimited. The Military Park, the museums, the homes, the meals, the location of the hotel, the considerate bus driver --- all of these elements came together flawlessly to provide a memorable time.

Elizabeth from San Pablo, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/23/14 - 03/28/14
My husband and I took his 88 year old mother on this trip. It was one of the best (if not the best) of the road scholar trips that our family has taken together. The trip leaders (Parker and Carol Hills) were so gracious and a true example of a tour host. The knowledge we gain about Vicksburg and the Civil War was immense. Definitely, a must for anyone interested in the Civil War and/or want to see Mississippi.

Louis from Huntsville, AL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/23/14 - 03/28/14
My wife and I just finished our first program with Road Scholar. We could not be more pleased with all aspects of the program, and look forward to participating in more programs in the near future.

Monica from Dousman, WI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
We had a really great experience coming to this our second Road Scholar program. If you love Civil War and history then this program is for you. Brigader General (ret.) Parker Hills is a wealth of knowledge on many subjects..loved the trivia he had. His wife Carol, whome he affectionately called the Chief,exuded that gracious Southern hospitality and charm and you just loved her all the more for it. We would highly recommend this program and would gladly come to a reunion of our group, which we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know. Lots of great memories,Parker,Carol, Bob, Pam, Shirley,June,Gene,Richard and the rest.

Robert from Smithtown, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
Robert from Smithtown, NY

Richard from Taylorsville, NC Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
This program will give you a thorough understanding of the battle(s)prior to the siege of Vicksburg and if their importance. It also highlights the political advantage the Vicksburg victory gave the north.

Shirley from Clinton, MS Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
Have you always wanted to know more about the Siege of Vicksburg and the events leading up to it? If so, sign up immediately with the program led by Gen. Parker Hills and his lovely wife, Carol. You will learn more than you could ever imagine while experiencing warm Southern hospitality at its best. This is a life-changing experience you won't want to miss.

Kay from Palmyra, VA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/12/13 - 05/17/13
This is an excellent program run by highly qualified program personnel. Anyone interested in The Civil War will thoroughly emjoy all aspects of this program

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