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America's Civil War: Causes, Conflict, Consequences

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
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When the U.S. divided into North and South, both sides expected a quick war filled with glory. Instead they faced long years of attrition and sacrifice. Richmond was at the center of the conflict as the capital of the Confederacy and the object of the Union’s military campaign. With the help of authors, historians and other experts, examine the causes and events that divided the nation, survey the conflicts, leaders and tactics of major battles and investigate the consequences of the war for all players.


• Sight down a cannon barrel at Drewry's Bluff to see how the Confederate capital was defended, and at the American Civil War Center, located at the South’s great armory, Tredegar Iron Works, interpret the war from Union, Confederate and black perspectives.
• Go inside the Virginia State Capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson, to stand where Robert E. Lee took command and sit where the Confederate Congress held its sessions.
• At the White House of the Confederacy, be introduced to the rooms where Confederate President Jefferson Davis made a life with his family, and at the adjacent museum examine one of the richest collections of Civil War artifacts.

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Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Coordinated by Virginia Commonwealth University.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
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5 Field trips
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