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The Civil War in Virginia: Campaigns Along the Appomattox & James Rivers

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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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In 1861 the U.S. ruptured into North and South and fought the bloodiest war in American history. Neither quick nor glorious, the war was four long years of attrition and sacrifice. Over half the fighting was done in Virginia, and much of it took place along the James River. Ironclad warships dueled at Hampton Roads, and Union troops sieged the Confederate strongholds of Petersburg and Richmond. With authors and historians, stand where the leaders made their calls, see what they saw, and weigh the consequences.


• Examine one of the richest collections of Civil War artifacts at the White House and Museum of the Confederacy.
• Size up General Grant’s cabin at City Point, and gaze across the opposing trench line at Petersburg, where the battlefield is still marred by the scars of war.
• Cross the moat at Fort Monroe, see the house where Abe Lincoln planned the capture of Norfolk and stand in the cell where Jefferson Davis was imprisoned.

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Walk up to two miles a day.

Coordinated by Virginia Commonwealth University.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
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