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VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI

On the Home Front in Vicksburg, Key to the Confederacy

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Program #1607RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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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Learn the story of civilians living on the home front while generals plotted strategy and soldiers fought the battles of America’s most uncivil war. During field trips and lectures by experts, gain a keen appreciation for daily life amid the turmoil, as you ponder these people’s lives and hear their voices in antebellum mansions and key sites in the Vicksburg area and Jackson.


Highlights

• In Jackson, learn how “Chimneyville” was burned four times by Federal troops in the 1860s, and visit the old capitol and The Oaks, one of only a few buildings to survive the fires.
• Discuss the Vicksburg military campaign in antebellum Cedar Grove, built in 1840 and home to original furnishings and remnants of the siege, including a Union cannon ball embedded in the wall.
• Hear the music of the Civil War from a duo in period costume, and explore the final home of Joseph Davis, where Jefferson Davis addressed the citizenry from the balcony.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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Walking up to one-quarter mile, one hour with stops, over paved and unpaved terrain.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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