Journey through the heart of America’s Old South during our popular voyage on the Mississippi. From spirited New Orleans to antebellum Natchez and lively Memphis, learn about the river's enormous influence on American history and culture.

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 Oak Alley Plantation, with its famous oak trees and Greek Revival mansion  Exhibit at the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis  Famous Beale Street in Memphis  Mississippi River near Memphis  The elegant new <i>American Harmony</i>  Old Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge  Baton Rouge, Louisiana   USS <i>Cairo</i>, one of the first American warships built at the start of the Civil War  Civil War cannons  Crescent City Connection Bridge, New Orleans

Voyage on the Mississippi

From New Orleans to Memphis

9 days from $6,690

Journey through the heart of America’s Old South during our popular voyage on the Mississippi. From spirited New Orleans to antebellum Natchez and lively Memphis, learn about the river's enormous influence on American history and culture.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Nov 6 - 14, 2021 Departure

Richard Kleese

Richard B. “Rich” Kleese grew up in Shenandoah County, Virginia where he still resides with his wife.  He traces his family lineage to the earliest settlers in the Shenandoah Valley and to a great-grandfather who served in “Stonewall” Jackson’s famous “Stonewall Brigade”.

He has lectured on Civil War History at Shenandoah College in Winchester and is a featured speaker on a variety of programs.  He is currently a member of the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation and serves as the Commander of the “Strasburg Guards” Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  He was appointed by the Secretary or the Interior to serve on the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District Commission and later served as Treasurer and Trustee of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.  He is the author of numerous articles and works on the American Civil War including Shenandoah County in the Civil War, Recollections of an Old Dominion Dragoon, 23rd Virginia Cavalry, and 49th Virginia Infantry.