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WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA

Freedom, Faults, and Frustrations: The Real Story of the Civil War on the Virginia Peninsula

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Program #17428RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
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.
Gain a detailed understanding of the crucial 1861-62 Civil War campaigns of the Virginia Peninsula, discovering how these oft-overlooked events tremendously impacted the politics, strategies and length of the war. Witness the war’s impact on towns caught in the middle, families left behind and slaves hungry for freedom, and walk the hallowed ground of a half-dozen battlefields to experience them from the perspective of the soldiers who fought and died there.


Highlights

• Through in-depth, on-scene exploration, uncover the stories of battles from Big Bethel to the little-known but important clash at Williamsburg to the “murderous” charge at Malvern Hill.
• Wonder at the revolving ironclad Monitor turret, resurrected from the sea, during an exclusive visit to the lab where it is being preserved.
• Be captivated by the story of a contraband slave, newly emancipated and learning to deal with the realities of freedom and lost family ties.

Activity Notes

Walking up to 3 miles per day over uneven terrain at a moderate pace. Some areas have no resting place.


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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Performances

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