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Adventures Afloat: Civil War Sesquicentennial: The Confederacy’s Last Hurrah

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10 Days | 9 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.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Embark on a classic river voyage that immerses you in the story of America’s Civil War. On expert-led field trips and during presentations aboard the steamboat, you’ll delve into the political and strategic aspects of the war but also the personal side, learning what it was like to live in a nation at war with itself.


• Journey to Shiloh National Military Park, site of one of the Civil War’s most dramatic, deadly battles.
• Discover lovely Carnton Plantation and learn its Civil War story.
• Visit the childhood homes of Helen Keller and “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy.

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Walking up to one mile per day. Flat terrain with some occasional stairs, ramps are available at most locations.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Nashville, Tenn., 2 nights; embark American Queen, 7 nights (ports of call include Dover, Paducah, Ky., Savannah, Tenn., Florence, Ala., Decatur); disembark Chattanooga, Tenn., departure.

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9 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips


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