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Pennsylvania

Three Civil War Battlefields: Harpers Ferry, Antietam and Gettysburg

Dive deep into the story of the Civil War as you learn about John Brown’s raid in Harpers Ferry, the Emancipation Proclamation in Sharpsburg and the war’s turning point in Gettysburg.
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Program No. 16301RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,599
Pennsylvania

Three Civil War Battlefields: Harpers Ferry, Antietam and Gettysburg

Dive deep into the story of the Civil War as you learn about John Brown’s raid in Harpers Ferry, the Emancipation Proclamation in Sharpsburg and the war’s turning point in Gettysburg.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,599
Program No. 16301 RJ
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DATES & starting prices
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May 2 - May 7, 2021
Small group
Starting at
1,599
Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2021
Small group
Private Group
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1,599
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Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2021
Small group
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 2 - May 7, 2021
Small group
Starting at
2,059
Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2021
Small group
Private Group
Starting at
2,059
Itinerary Note

Travelling Shepherds

Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2021
Small group
Starting at
2,059

At a Glance

The armed slave revolt at Harpers Ferry, the devastating battle at Antietam and the turning point victory at Gettysburg — these three battles were perhaps the most significant in the entire Civil War. They were also among the bloodiest battles in American history. Remember their legacies as you investigate these fateful sites and learn from the past. Unravel the events that led to John Brown’s anti-slavery raid, discover how the Battle of Antietam convinced President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and trace the dramatic timeline of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day on uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the site of John Brown's Fort at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
  • At Antietam, try to grasp the gravity of a battle where 22,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, captured or missing in 12 hours of grueling combat.
  • Experience lively evenings while watching the movie “Gettysburg” and listening to authentic Civil War-era music.

General Notes

Select dates are designated for small groups and are limited to 24 participants or less.
Featured Expert
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Dave Booz
Dave served as a high school principal and teacher for thirty years and is now an adjunct professor in the Civil War Era Studies program at Gettysburg College. He was also the Executive Director of the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg. Dave is active in the North-South Skirmish Association, the Maryland Arms Collectors Association and St. John Lutheran Church in Fairfield, Pennsylvania.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Richard Kohr View biography
Richard Kohr has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide since 1995, and is the former president of the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. Rich has led presentations at several seminars and Civil War round tables, and has taught continuing education courses on the Gettysburg campaign at the Gettysburg campus of Harrisburg Area Community College.
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Dave served as a high school principal and teacher for thirty years and is now an adjunct professor in the Civil War Era Studies program at Gettysburg College. He was also the Executive Director of the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg. Dave is active in the North-South Skirmish Association, the Maryland Arms Collectors Association and St. John Lutheran Church in Fairfield, Pennsylvania.
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Tom was a founding member of the West Orrtanna String Band, as well as the Orrtanna Mountain Steamers, and played with these groups from 1972 to 1999. Through funding from The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, their five albums were archived and preserved in a set, “Traditional Music from Orrtanna.” Tom is also an instrument maker, specializing in the hammer dulcimer. He is a sought after artist-in-residence and lives with his family in the foothills of the Appalachians, near Gettysburg.
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Bruce Rice View biography
Bruce is a licensed battlefield instructor at Gettysburg and is now semi-retired from a career in the private sector and higher education. He is originally from the Pacific Northwest, relocating to Pennsylvania in 1990 when he accepted an administrative position at Dickinson College. His private sector experience includes five years with a small software company, and he also served twenty years in the Coast Guard. Bruce holds an MBA and has facilitated numerous leadership, management and bicycle seminars. He is married and has four sons.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
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High Tide at Gettysburg
by Glen Tucker
A wonderful history of the battle from a Confederate view point. He also makes great use of anecdotal incidents.
The Killer Angels
by Michael Shaara
A historical fiction Pulitzer prize winning novel of the Battle of Gettysburg
At Gettysburg or What a Girl Saw and Heard at the Battle- A True Narrative
by Mrs. Tillie (Pierce) Alleman
An excellent story as Tillie Pierce a young teen age girl tells about her involvement and reaction during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Women at Gettysburg
by Eileen F. Conklin
Extraordinary and Fascinating Biographies of 40 women who served, nursed, or aided the soldiers after Gettysburg.
John Brown: The Thundering Voice of Jehovah
by Stan Cohen
Harpers Ferry
The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command
by Edwin Coddington
Highly recommended by the Gettysburg National Military Park and Battlefield Guides. Extremely authoritative account of the entire Gettysburg Campaign.
Six Years of Hell: Harpers Ferry During the Civil War
by Chester G. Hearn
Harpers Ferry
Gettysburg: A Journey In Time
by William Frassanito
A study of Civil War photography and the use of photos as historical documents. Photos of the Gettysburg battlefield were taken immediately after the battle and each photo is analyzed and accompanied by a modern view.





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