Civil War - Gettysburg

The Civil War was perhaps the most pivotal event in our country’s history. The war drastically shaped our country and upheld it as one nation. See the battlefields, towns and points of interest where the historically important,  yet devastating fight for equality and freedom took place. Learn about the heroic men and women who helped crumble the foundation of slavery. Even today, there is much to be learned from the events that took place more than 100 years ago. Integrate the Civil War into your curriculum with a trip rich in history.

Lodging: Your first night will be spent at a hotel in historic Gettysburg. Day II takes you to Washington, D.C. where you will stay in one of our conveniently located hotels.

All Itineraries are Custom Designed to Suit The Needs of Our Clients.

Sample Itinerary

DAY I
•    Bus arrives at your school.
•    Depart for Gettysburg. Bring a morning snack and box lunch from home.
•    Approximate time of arrival in Gettysburg. Bus to the Gettysburg National Military Park.
•    See the Electric Map presentation and the Cyclorama.
•    Bus to your hotel. Check in and refresh before the evening activity.
•    Board your bus for an Historic Gettysburg Tavern. Enjoy dinner followed by an unforgettable visit with James A. Getty as Abraham Lincoln in his performance of “Mr. Lincoln Returns to Gettysburg”.
•    Following performance, bus to your hotel.
•    Hotel Security.

DAY II
•    Breakfast at your hotel. Pack your bus and check out.
•    Board your bus for Gettysburg National Military Park.
•    Enjoy a guided tour of the Gettysburg Battlefields.
•    Board your bus for Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
•    Pick up lunch in town – own expense.
•    Visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Enjoy a ranger guided or self guided visit to this historic area. Visit the museums, exhibits and hiking trails. ?OR?Bus to Antietam National Battlefield. Enjoy a self guided tour of the battlefields and a ranger guided program.
•    Board your bus for Washington, D.C. Bus to your hotel and check in.
•    Enjoy the Dinner Theatre or a Dinner Dance Cruise (extra expense).
•    Return to your hotel for the night.
•    Hotel Security.

DAY III
•    Breakfast at your hotel.
•    Board your bus for Manassas National Battlefield Park.
•    See the slide show, battle map and museum at the Visitor Center. Enjoy a self guided Walking Tour or Bus Tour of this historic battlefield.
•    Board your bus for lunch in the area – own expense.
•    Board your bus for Washington, D.C.
•    Bus to Arlington National Cemetery. Visit the Civil War grave site areas and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. See the Custis Lee Mansion, home of Robert E. Lee.
•    Return to your hotel to refresh before the evening activity.
•    Board your bus for Dinner in the City.
•    Meet your guide and bus and begin your Night Tour of Washington. See Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln, FDR, Jefferson, Viet Nam, Iwo Jima and Korean Memorials and the Kennedy Center as time permits.
•    Return to your hotel for the night.
•    Hotel Security.

DAY IV
•    Breakfast at your hotel. Pack your bus and check out.
•    Bus to Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House for a visit. See the box in the theatre where Lincoln was shot.
•    Bus to the Smithsonian Institution. Visit the Museum of American History and any other museums of interest. Pick up lunch in one of the cafeterias – own expense.
•    Board your bus for return trip to your school. Dinner stop along the way – own expense.

PLEASE NOTE
Our itineraries are custom designed and priced accordingly, and include 1 complimentary chaperone for every 10 Students. Please contact us for additional details.

Insurance:
Student Tours, Inc. is insured by a National Tour Association sponsored Comprehensive Liability, Errors and Omissions Insurance Plan. Terms: Student Tours, Inc. acts in the capacity as a middle man only, for making the tour available to your group in all matters pertaining to transportation, accommodations, meals, sightseeing and any other services described in our flyers. Student Tours, Inc. has agreed to so act as a middle man on the condition that its officers, servants, agents and employees are not to be held liable or responsible for any accident or injury of any other sort of nature sustained by anyone while on or participating in this tour, or any delay, loss or inconvenience that may result from situations beyond our control such as weather, mechanical failures, etc., and that it be held harmless and indemnified from any and all claims or demands. Student Tours, Inc. reserves the right to alter the itinerary, to make comparable substitutions in transportations, accommodations and other services where necessary. Student Tours, Inc. makes no implied representations or warrants whatsoever.