For civil war enthusiasts, journey through the battlefields and renowned sites that changed the course of history.
7 to 10 days
Spring, Summer, Autumn
2 to 4 star
Washington DC to Gettysburg, PA:
Any Civil War trip is not complete without a trip to this small town. Follow beautiful country roads to trace the battle that was the turning point of the war. Stand at the spot where President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.
Gettysburg to Sharpsburg, MD:
A short drive brings us to this key town in Civil War history. Antietam Battlefield was home to the bloodiest day in the war. Visit the famed Dunker Church, Sunken Road, Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge.
Sharpsburg to Harpers Ferry, WV:
Bordered by the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, the small village of Harper's Ferry offers an experience all its own. Stroll through the living history village and visit the spot of abolitionist John Brown's famous raid.
Harpers Ferry to Manassas, VA:
Follow the Potomac River to Manassas, home of the famous Battle of Bull Run.
Manassas to Appomattox, VA:
Follow the Appalachian Trail and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains to the small town of Appomattox. Located in the heart of Virginia along the James River, the Appomattox Court House saw the surrender of the Confederacy and the end of the war.
Appomattox to Richmond, VA:
Visit the town that was the Capital of the Confederate States during the war. Tour the White House of the Confederacy, stroll the battlefield and enjoy the eclectic culture Richmond has to offer.
Richmond to Fredericksburg, VA:
Tour three battlefields in this area: Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Chancellorsville. See the exact spot where Stonewall Jackson was shot and visit the historical site where he passed away.