This tour includes some of the most important sites where the events of so long ago shaped the America we enjoy today.
You’ll tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield and see where President Lincoln got inspiration for his famous Gettysburg Address. Enjoy Civil War reenactments; take an exciting Ghost Tour of Harpers Ferry and then experience old world dining at the Philadelphia’s 1773 City Tavern.
Below are just a few of this area's top attractions.
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One of the most critical battles of the Civil War, the battle at Gettysburg caused over 51,000 casualties and was the basis for Abraham Lincoln’s famous “Gettysburg Address.” Now one of the top tourist attractions in the area, there are guided battlefield tours along with the outstanding Gettysburg Museum, historic homes, covered bridges and so much more!
The battle at Harpers Ferry played a pivotal role in the Civil War and there are numerous exhibits, museums to explore along with the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Explore Valley Forge either by a self-guided driving tour, a ranger-led walking tour, a trolley tour or rent a bike and enjoy over 20 miles of well marked trails. Some of the major highlights you’ll experience include the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts, General George Washington’s Headquarters, the Washington Memorial Chapel and the Isaac Potts home. Stop by the Park Theater for a short introductory film before you get started.
See the home of the famed Liberty Bell at the New Liberty Bell Pavilion along with the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, the home of America’s most beloved flag maker, Betsy Ross. If you tire of history check out the Philadelphia Zoo and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Dinner at Philadelphia’s 1772 City Tavern
Built in 1772, during the Civil War many notable British soldiers including General Cornwallis dined here after the British captured the city of Philadelphia. The original building burned in 1834 but because of its notoriety, Congress decreed it a National Historical Landmark site and had the building rebuilt to be historically accurate. Now you’ll experience award winning 18th century American fare presented by servers dressed in authentic period garb.
Tour all the splendor of our Nation’s Capitol! From the White House, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Lincoln Memorial, or stroll through Georgetown and enjoy the fine shopping and dining. There is so much to see and do while in DC.
From the Governor’s Mansion to the Art Museums, take an archaeology walking tour of the 1607 Fort James and see the remains of the church where in 1614 John Rolfe married Pocahontas. There are over 20 guided and self-guided tours along with carriage rides, tours of the stables and blacksmith facilities and great entertaining and educational evening programs.
Dinner at Colonial Tavern
Featuring traditional old school American fare like pot pies, seasonal greens, root vegetables, soups and stews all served on reproduction table settings by authentic costumed servers. You’ll also enjoy fiddlers and storytellers strolling from table to table entertaining you with songs and tales from the 18th century.