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Weekend Warrior Tours

Battle of New Orleans – January 8, 1815. Created/Published: c1841. Courtesy Library of Congress.

BGES is proud to offer a series of affordable programs designed for an early Friday get away and Sunday evening return. Our “Weekend Warriors” tours provide a meaningful weekend survey program of significant but often overlooked events of the Civil War. Each program is designed to give you the best experience possible on a two-day excursion. They’re shorter than our other programs but just as high in quality. All include two lectures, two days touring, admissions fees, bus transportation, two lunches, services of an expert historian, a tour leader and any other transportation needed. Registration, except for Charleston which includes a dinner cruise, is $375 for non-members or $330 for BGES members. Charleston is $450 for members and $395 for non-members. All tours are limited to one motor coach.

Charleston, Heart and Soul of the Rebellion. December 1-3, 2017. With Richard Hatcher and Kyle Sinisi from Charleston, SC. This program concludes the season and is one of our favorite destinations. The program which officially starts with a dinner cruise on Charleston Harbor will have a real bang up lead in with a 2 PM meeting at the Citadel with Kyle and a two hour walking tour of this picturesque and historically important post. Weather and Corps training schedule permitting the trip to the Citadel will conclude with an impressive parade complete with bagpipes, drummers and regimental band in full dress uniform–a social event in Charleston not to be missed. Following the dinner cruise, Saturday will commence with a walking tour of historic Charleston followed by a tour of critical sites like Fort Johnson and Secessionville on James Island. Sunday will be a tour de force with visits to Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie and the Lash Conservation Lab to see the Hunley. The program closes with a visit to the sacred grounds of Magnolia Cemetery. Here are buried heroes and scions of South Carolina Society. Charleston is one of our favorite cities and this tour will help make it one of yours as well. A great wrap to a great season. The detailed itinerary and registration information is here: Charleston, Heart and Soul of the Rebellion
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To register by mail, download our 2017 Weekend Warrior printable registration form.