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Civil War Programs
Defending the Capital: Civil War Forts and Fortifications
All-Day Tour

Civil War historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer lead a tour that traces the Union capital’s vital role in the conflict, focusing on the sites of forts and defensive fortifications in Maryland, Virginia, and the District. 

Date
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
The American Civil War and the World

Far from being a domestic conflict, the Civil War was closely watched by other countries. Paul Quigley, director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, explores international perspectives on the war, ranging from ideological affinities to economic calculations to strategic considerations.

Date
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
The Civil War: Three Key Sites - Harpers Ferry, Antietam, and Gettysburg
All-Day Tour

Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania were the settings for some of the most momentous events of the Civil War. During this introductory tour led by historian Gregg Clemmer, learn about and explore the sites of three major battles in our region.

Date
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
New Market and Fisher’s Hill
All-Day Tour

Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley was both a crucial invasion route and the breadbasket for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Author and historian Garrett Peck leads a tour of two critical 1864 battlefields in the region.

Date
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Ride to Yellow Tavern: Stuart Confronts Sheridan
All-Day Tour

Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer retrace an epic 1864 campaign across Virginia’s central Piedmont that ended in a battle between Union and Confederate forces outside Richmond.

Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.