Col. Keith Gibson gives our group a tour of VMI

2018 – 2019 History Tours

October 10-14, 2018 – Lincoln: Mr. Lincoln’s Washington & John Wilkes Booth Escape Tour

Featuring Joan Chaconas, Ed Steers, & others

Tours of Mr. Lincoln’s Washington, John Wilkes Booth Escape Route and historic Frederick, Maryland. Sites include Ford’s Theatre, Lincoln Memorial, Old Soldiers’ Home where Lincoln visited, Surratt Tavern, Dr. Mudd House, and more. Bonus tours will include “In the Footsteps of the Presidents” seeing unique  views as Abraham Lincoln, James Buchanan and Dwight D. Eisenhower at Gettysburg, Antietam, and the Cumberland Valley.

View the full itinerary here.

All programs include tours, lectures, meals, tactical maps & more.

May 1-4, 2019 - 6th Annual National Ed Bearss Symposium on Military Leadership & Combat

Featuring Ted Alexander, Steve Bockmiller, Dr. Richard Sommers, Martin West & others based in Chambersburg, Pa. Special guest Edwin C. Bearss will also join us.

Exploring American military history! Tours of the following: Civil War sites in southern Pennsylvania including Monterey Pass; military history sites in Washington County, Maryland including the Hagerstown Aviation Museum; the Forbes Campaign of 1758 featuring stops at Fort Ligonier, Bushy Run Battlefield and more. Talks also given by the historians listed above.

The full itinerary & pricing to be released soon. For updates, please contact Lark Kennedy at lkennedy@chambersburg.org or call 717-264-7101.

July 23-28, 2019 - Antietam: The Bloodiest Day

Featuring Ted Alexander, Scott Hartwig, Tom Clemens, Carol Reardon, Dennis Frye, John Michael Priest, Steve Recker, John Schildt and others based in Hagerstown, Md.

Join us for the largest Antietam conference ever held led by expert historians! Detailed battlefield walks and specialized tours of the campaign such as Crampton’s Gap, Harpers Ferry, the C&O Canal during wartime, the Battle of Shepherdstown and more. Talks also given by the historians listed above.

The full itinerary & pricing to be released soon. For updates, please contact Lark Kennedy at lkennedy@chambersburg.org or call 717-264-7101.

October 23-27, 2019 - Guerillas, Partisans and Raiders

Featuring Martin West, Kevin Pawlak, Michael Hardy, Ted Alexander, Steve French and others based in Chambersburg, Pa. Special guest, award-winning author and historian Brian Steele Wills will also join us.

Join us as we examine irregular warfare through the ages from the Romans to present. Tours will include McCausland’s Raid, the Johnston/Gilmore Baltimore Raid, Mosby’s Confederacy and McNeil’s raids against the B&O Railroad. Talks also given by the historians listed above.

The full itinerary & pricing to be released soon. For updates, please contact Lark Kennedy at lkennedy@chambersburg.org or call 717-264-7101.

Civil War Historians Carol Reardon, Eric Wittenberg, Ted Alexander, Wayne Motts, Ed Bearss and Jeff Wert.

Civil War Historians Carol Reardon, Eric Wittenberg, Ted Alexander, Wayne Motts, Ed Bearss and Jeff Wert.

Please keep in mind the itinerary is subject to change. For the latest information, please contact Lark at lkennedy@chambersburg.org.

Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours hosts Civil War tours led by nationally recognized historians since 1989.