September 19, 2020
Maryland Civil War Tour
$209.00 per person
All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 25 full paying passengers. Rates are subject to change.
• Free Parking with roundtrip motorcoach transportation
• Lunch at Dutch’s Daughter
• Tours and admissions as listed per itinerary
• Local step on guide
• All taxes and gratuities
• Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
Arrive at Walkersville Southern Railroad for a trip back in time on the Civil War Reenactment train excursion. You’ll see Union and Confederate reenactors on the train and trackside. (There will be the sound of gunfire with skirmishes along the line and a mock battle at the park.) The Walkersville Southern Railroad’s station is a “turn of the Century” small-town railroad station built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the late 1800’s. Ride in vintage 1920s passenger cars as we pass a 100-year-old lime kiln, and see picturesque Maryland farm country. This afternoon enjoy a buffet lunch at Dutch’s Daughter.
Following lunch, we’ll join history professor and local guide, Fred Campbell, for an exploration of two of the Civil War’s key battles. Our tour will begin at Monocacy Battlefield, which in 1864 saw Union forces delay the march of Confederate General Jubal Early towards Washington D.C., in what historians have described as the, “battle that saved the capital.” We will visit two key locations and hear the stories of two Medal of Honor recipients. Our tour will then take us to Antietam Battlefield, which in September 1862 saw the bloodiest day in American history. Our visit will stop at three key locations of the battle: The Cornfield, Sunken Lane, and Burnside Bridge. The tour will cover not only the larger explanation of the troop movements, but it will also fold in personal stories of the participants.
8:00AM: Motorcoach will depart Lancaster, AC Moore store at the Lancaster Shopping Center on the Oregon Pike/Route 272 side of the store.
9:00AM: Motorcoach will depart Harrisburg, AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Road, upper lot behind the building; travel to Virginia with a rest stop enroute.
5:00PM: Approximate departure time for Central Pennsylvania with a fast food dinner stop en route.
7:00PM: Approximate arrival time back in Harrisburg
8:00PM: Approximate arrival time back in Lancaster
Tour Activity Level: 2
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
Itinerary is subject to change at anytime without notification and/or compensation.
Full payment of $209 per person is due to AAA with this registration to confirm your reservation
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $20
Day of payment to day of departure: No refunds.
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Temperatures for Maryland in September average in the 70s. Casual clothes that can be layered and comfortable walking shoes are recommended; be prepared for potential inclement weather.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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