Relive two of the Civil War’s fiercest battles—Antietam and Gettysburg—during this five-day Special Interest Journey and learn how the battle cries for a lasting union still echo through history. 

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A Civil War Journey: The Road to Antietam and Gettysburg

5 days from $3,495

Relive two of the Civil War’s fiercest battles—Antietam and Gettysburg—during this five-day Special Interest Journey and learn how the battle cries for a lasting union still echo through history. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Accommodations

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Embassy Row Hotel

Washington, D.C., United States

A sophisticated urban retreat in the heart of Dupont Circle, the Embassy Row Hotel is the place to stay in Washington D.C. This boutique hotel is brimming with eclectic style and flair, influenced by the surrounding neighborhood, and is centrally located to the National Mall, White House, and other major D.C. landmarks. The recently redesigned rooms feature bedside outlets, iPod docking stations, bathrobes, complimentary coffee and tea maker, and in-room safes. An on-site, high-end coffee shop, The Coffeehouse, makes sure that travelers get their caffeine fix and a rooftop lounge provides stunning views of the D.C. skyline.

Number of nights: 1

Courtyard Gettysburg

Gettysburg, PA, United States

The Courtyard Gettysburg hotel is the ideal home away from home. With modern amenities to satisfy every comfort, the hotel provides charm and a superb location to the battlefield. Enjoy a swim in the heated indoor pool or take a run in the modern gym after a day’s exploration. Complimentary Wi-Fi, hair dryer, in room coffee and tea making facilities, and plush bedding make each room a private escape. Relax and unwind with a cocktail in hand at the on-site restaurant, the Bistro, or stroll next door to the Appalachian Brewing Company for a pint.

Number of nights: 3

Activity Level

Activity Level 2: Moderate

Expectations: Long touring days with many full-day motor coach excursions. Standing and walking for long periods of time during city tours, museum visits, and/or outdoor activities. Walking over sometimes difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, absence of elevators, climbing aboard trains with high steps); some longer walks to get to city centers where coaches are prohibited. Possible exposure to higher altitudes.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time.)

Reading List

Highly Recommended

A Field Guide to Gettysburg, Second Edition: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People
By: Reardon, Carol, Vossler, Tom
Gettysburg: The Final Fury (Vintage Civil War Library)
By: Catton, Bruce
Guide to the Battle of Antietam
The Civil War (American Heritage Books)
By: Catton, Bruce

Also Recommended

Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam
By: Sears, Stephen W.
Gettysburg
By: Sears, Stephen W.
101 Travel Bits: Gettysburg
By: Ferguson, Sarah
American Civil War
By: Professor Gary W. Gallagher
Gettysburg: A Journey in Time
By: William A. Frassanito
Antietam: The Photgraphic Legacy of America's Bloodiest Day
By: William A. Frassanito
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Vintage Civil War Library)
By: Guelzo, Allen
24x36 World Wall Map by Smithsonian Journeys - Tan Oceans Special Edition (24x36 Laminated)
Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.