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Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Military historian Gregg Clemmer investigates six river crossings by Union and Confederate forces. Follow the path of one as you cross the Potomac at White’s Ford in the highlight of the day.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Beguiling glass from the historic to the contemporary highlights this overnight tour to the Norfolk area. Blandford Church’s stunning collection of original Tiffany windows and the newly expanded glass galleries at the Chrysler Museum of Art are among the stops.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Ride the rails with historian Joe Nevin and the steam engine Mountain Thunder on a round-trip excursion on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. After the breathtaking trip between Frostburg and Cumberland, tour the Western Maryland Station, C&O Canal terminus, and the South Cumberland rail yards.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM

The exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cezanne offers the perfect reason to visit the Barnes Foundation Philadelphia’s stunning collection of French modern and post-impressionist art.

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM

On Sept. 17, 1862, more than 23,000 soldiers met death in the Maryland farmland of Antietam. Civil War historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer lead a tour to sites connected with this bloodiest battle of the war.

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:30 AM

The exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cezanne offers the perfect reason to visit the Barnes Foundation Philadelphia’s stunning collection of French modern and post-impressionist art.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM

In a daylong celebration of this historic port, transportation expert Scott Hercik takes you aboard vessels including a WWII-era troop ship and the world’s first nuclear-powered merchant ship as you explore Baltimore’s rich maritime heritage.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Get a taste of the Shenandoah Valley’s history as you travel with geologist Callan Bentley to three Virginia vineyards to discover how their distinctive wines reflect the area’s ancient geological origins. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:00 AM

A new partnership between the Smithsonian and Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers a rare chance to go behind the scenes at this center for cutting-edge energy science. This one-of-a-kind study tour brings you into the heart of Oak Ridge’s past and present, guided by the staff and the scientists who lead and conduct its research.         

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer bring to dramatic life the story of one of the Civil War’s most daring and controversial military actions—the attempted raid on Richmond by the fiery young Union Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick and Col. Ulric Dahlgren.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The remote Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, part of Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex, shares its island secrets during a day of boating, hiking, and outdoor learning.

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Explore the horse as a living history, symbol, and spectacular athlete in a day that begins in the Virginia foothills of the Blue Ridge and ends in an evening at one of the nation’s leading equestrian events.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Civil War historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer lead an overnight tour that follows a trail from Petersburg National Battlefield—site of a 10-month campaign during which 70,000 were killed or wounded—to Appomattox Court House, where Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

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