SEPTEMBER 28 (Tuesday): arrive Richmond, Virginia, and check into our headquarters hotel (Homewood Suites). 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 29 (Wednesday):
The Battle of the WILDERNESS, May 5–6, 1864.
Stops include Grant's Headquarters, Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern Site, Ellwood Manor, Saunders Field, Higgerson Farm, Chewning Farm, Tapp Field, Longstreet's Wounding, Brock Road–Plank Road intersection, site of Todd's Tavern.
SEPTEMBER 30 (Thursday):
The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House, and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7–12, 1864, Stops include: Laurel Hill, Upton's Road, Bloody Angle, Harrison House, McCoull House site, East Face of Salient, Heth's Salient, Lee's Last Line, Fredericksburg Road, Harris Farm, Massaponax Church, Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Yellow Tavern, J.E.B. Stuart's Line, Lomax Attacked, Sheridan's Advance, Wickham's Line, J.E.B. Stuart Monument
OCTOBER 1 (Friday):
To the North Anna River, Grant and Lee, May 13–25, 1864, Stops include: Mt. Carmel Church, Long Creek, Henagan's Redoubt, Noel's Station, Confederate Line, Hanover Junction, Fox House
OCTOBER 2 (Saturday):
Cold Harbor, May 26–June 3, 1864, and On to Petersburg, June 4-15, 1864, Stops include: Visitor Center, Confederate Turnout, Union Turnout, Cold Harbor Road, Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Garthright House, Early Assaults on Petersburg
$685 per person
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.
Homewood Suites, 5996 Audubon Dr, Sandston, VA 23150. The hotel offers free airport shuttle, as well as a complimentary hot breakfast. The (base) room rate is $129 for a King Suite (king bed, sofa bed, kitchenette). Our room block is set for 4 nights (Sept. 28-Oct. 1), but you can include Saturday night (Oct. 2) at the same rate, if you plan to stay over after the tour ends Saturday afternoon.
To book your room. click HERE
(Enter the dates and click on the "Special Rates" button, then type WBG into the "Group Code" field. This will bring up the group rate of $129.00)
or call: (804) 737-1600
(request reservation with Woodbury Historical Tours)
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). Itinerary is subject to change as circumstances dictate.
Read an essay on the 1864 Overland Campaign by Gordon Rhea, published in the American Battlefield Trust's, "Hallowed Ground," Spring 2014. The Overland Campaign, some 40-odd days of maneuver and combat between the Rapidan and James Rivers, pitted the Civil War’s premier generals — Lt. Gen Ulysses S. Grant for the Union, and Gen. Robert E. Lee for the Confederacy — against one another in a grueling contest of endurance and guile. Click HERE to read in full.