Civil War Battlefields Along the Mississippi and Its Tributaries

Float along the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers on a historic paddleboat from Chattanooga to Memphis, stopping at significant Civil War battlefields in charming port towns.
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Program No. 23278RJ
11 days
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11 days
10 nights
29 meals
10B 9L 10D
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In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." Follow in the soldiers’ footsteps as your historic paddle wheeler carries you along the Mississippi and its tributaries and delivers you to Civil War battlefields. Begin and end in the fascinating cities of Chattanooga and Memphis, and stop at quaint river towns to learn about the local economy and culture. Find out how these rolling rivers played an important role during the Civil War, and learn about the relationship between the Padoucca Indians and the European settlers who colonized these charming riverside ports.
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On Your Feet

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the home of Helen Keller in Tuscumbia, Alabama to learn about her life and contributions to the world, and discover the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.
  • Join a local expert for city explorations of Chattanooga and Memphis before and after your voyage along the Mississippi.
  • Take a field trip to Shiloh Battlefield to learn about one of Civil War’s largest and bloodiest battles fought here in 1862.
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