SEPTEMBER 8 (Tuesday): arrive Richmond, Virginia, and check into our headquarters hotel (free airport shuttle, hotel to be named this week). We’ll kick things off that night (6:30 p.m.) in a hotel meeting room with a pizza/beer/wine reception (food and beverages are included in your registration). Meet your host & tour guide, pick up your map packet and other registration info, and hear an orientation talk by Gordon (7:30 p.m.) to set the stage for the rest of the week.
Four full days of battlefield tramping. Each day we'll depart the hotel at 8:15 a.m., and return by 6:00 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 9 (Wednesday):
The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5–6, 1864
SEPTEMBER 10 (Thursday):
The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House,
and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7–12, 1864
SEPTEMBER 11 (Friday):
To the North Anna River, Grant and Lee, May 13–25, 1864
SEPTEMBER 12 (Saturday):
Cold Harbor, May 26–June 3, 1864,
and On to Petersburg, June 4-15, 1864
$585 per person until April 30, 2020
($625 per person after April 30)
Included in your registration: battle map booklet/program, a seat on our luxury motor coach, entrance fees to any museums or other pay sites, all tours, professional coordination and assistance by your on-board tour host, and the services of our indispensable, expert guide. Also included: box lunch each tour day, bottled water on the bus, and the opening night pizza/beer/wine reception, and orientation presentation.
Our base of operations will be a Richmond Airport hotel, to be announced in the next few days. The hotel will offer free airport shuttle, as well as a complimentary hot breakfast. Once the hotel information is posted here, you'll need to call the number provided, or use the online link. Our room block is set for 4 nights (Sept. 8-11), but you include Saturday night (Sept. 12) at the same rate, if you plan to stay over after the tour ends Saturday afternoon.
Lodging is not included in the tour registration; you are not required to stay at our headquarters hotel (you need only be sure to board the bus each morning before our 8:15 a.m. departure time).