Save $200* per person on the following departure when you book by May 24, 2013. Use promotion code LASTCALL
online or when speaking to our travel specialists to secure these savings.
* Offer valid on new bookings only.
OverviewNestled along sparkling Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York, the Chautauqua Institution is a unique learning community that evokes the friendliness and charm of a bygone era. With an astonishing array of programs clustered around specific “theme weeks,” the Chautauqua Institution has become a renowned summertime destination and a center for lifelong educational pursuits.
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, join us in Chautauqua for a special survey of a significant epoch in our nation's history. Popular historian A. Wilson Greene provides exclusive, in-depth discussions that examine the pivotal campaigns of 1863. Learn more about Grant's siege of Vicksburg; the Gettysburg Campaign, considered the high-water mark of the Confederacy; and the battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. You'll also attend lectures and discussions with noted Civil War experts through the Chautauqua Main Stage Events, and enjoy a full package of performing arts events, along with accommodations and meals at the Hotel Athenaeum.
Smithsonian ExpertJoin renowned historian and author A. Wilson Greene for a full week of lectures and activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War-1863. The author of more than 20 published works on the Civil War, Mr. Greene is the Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier located near Petersburg, Virginia. Read an interview with Smithsonian Expert Will Greene.
Special HighlightsEnjoy our comprehensive program—including all meals and tickets for Chautauqua performing arts events—so you’re free to relax, learn, and enjoy!Attend exclusive private lectures by A. Wilson Greene on special topics related to the events of 1863, as well as Chautauqua’s Main Stage Events presented by other leading Civil War scholars.Stay in the comfortable and historic Hotel Athenaeum, located in the heart of Chautauqua and walking distance to all events.