With National Geographic Expeditions
Oct. 30 – Nov. 05, 2010
Step into one of the most defining chapters of American history on an in-depth exploration of the pivotal Civil War battles that raged just hours from the nation’s capital. Trace the strategies of legendary generals as they moved from Frederick to Harpers Ferry and on to Pennsylvania. In the company of a war historian, stroll across serene landscapes that once saw epic battles, from the evocative cornfield at Antietam to the sweeping meadows of Gettysburg.
- Visit the newly restored President Lincoln’s Cottage, where Abraham Lincoln and his family spent summers during the Civil War.
- Delve into the tactical successes and errors that defined each battle, as well as the human stories of those who fought or witnessed them, with a renowned war historian.
- Explore the colorful history of Harpers Ferry, first attacked by John Brown in 1859 and later by Stonewall Jackson in 1862.
- Relive Pickett’s Charge—one of the most legendary military maneuvers in U.S. history—on the very fields where it took place.