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A Divided State: The Civil War in Missouri

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7 Days | 6 Nights
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. 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.
Only two states during the Civil War saw more battles than Missouri, a border state unique in its divided allegiances and particular variety of guerilla warfare. Let history come alive as you set out each day from St. Charles on dynamic field trips to important battle sites and significant places where the Civil War left its mark on Missouri. Local authors accompany you both on site at and en route to these historic locales, sharing their considerable Civil War expertise in discussions of battle strategies, guerilla tactics and the men and women who lived, fought and made history in Civil War-era Missouri.


• Visit Fort Davidson Historic Site, the oldest operating U.S. military station west of the Mississippi, the site of the Dred Scott decision and many other key locations in Missouri’s Civil War history.
• Gain further insight during a series of fascinating museum visits, including the St. Louis History Museum, Campbell House Museum, Missouri Civil War Museum and White Haven, home of Ulysses S. Grant, to name but a few.
• Enjoy a dramatic performance at the Missouri History Museum, a Civil War Trivia Night and an authentic Civil War-era meal in Jefferson City, and lunch at the Arcadia Academy.

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Walk up to one mile and stand for long periods on uneven battlefields and cobblestones; some stairs in historic buildings.

Coordinated by St. Charles Community College.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
1 Performances


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