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  • May 4, 2018–May 13, 2018
  • Off Campus
  • $2,375 per person based on double occupancy

Walk where armies won triumphs and suffered losses. See the memorials that stand today. In this 10-day tour, you'll learn how America remembers the Civil War.


Come experience American history. Civil War battlefields and related sites are the focus of this 10-day tour. With Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA as your bases, you will visit northern and southern Civil War sites, which includes the following:

  • John Brown Wax Museum to see abolitionist John Brown’s attempt to take arms from the armory for freed slaves
  • National Museum of American History, to see the Civil War Exhibit
  • Washington D.C., with several evenings to explore the nation's capital at your leisure
  • Battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, the site of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s second invasion of the north
  • President Lincoln's Cottage, where Lincoln spent time with wounded soldiers and self-emancipated men, women and children, and drafted the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Museum of the Confederacy and the Confederate White House in Richmond, VA
  • Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Museum

For more information, see trip details in the tour brochure. If you would like to receive a print copy of this brochure, email

Hosted by Dan Miller

A native of southern California, Dan graduated from Westmont College (BA in History) in 1972. He earned an MA and PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with concentrations in U.S. and Latin American History. He began teaching in the Calvin College history department in 1983 and retired in 2015. Dan’s fascination with the Civil War began when he was a middle school student and has not abated in the years since. He has taught classes and given public lectures on "The Civil War and Reconstruction" and "Race Relations in the U.S. Since the Civil War."


$2,375 per person, land only, from Grand Rapids, based on double occupancy. 


Register online and use the booking code 050418MILL, or complete and return the printed registration form found at the end of the tour brochure.


The registration deadline is July 26.

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