The Association of Former Students

The Aggie Network

The Traveling Aggies are pleased to offer Most Hallowed Ground.

October 13 - 23, 2012

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Price
(subject to change) From $3,990 per person, based on double occupancy.

Itinerary
(subject to change)
Date
Port
Oct 13
Arrive Washington D.C.
Oct 14
Fords Theatre Nat'l Site
Oct 15
National Archives
Oct 16
Antietam & Gettysburg
Oct 17
Harpers Ferry
Oct 18
Montpelier
Oct 19
Monticello
Oct 20
Appomattox
Oct 21
Richmond & Tredegar
Oct 22
Petersburg
Oct 23
Journey Home


This 11-day trip chronicles pivotal events and stories of the Civil War with visits to Antietam, Gettysburg, Charlottesville, Appomattox, Richmond and Petersburg. This exceptional journey was co-crafted by Tauck and the award-winning documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, creator of “The Civil War,” one of American public television’s highest-rated series.

Most Hallowed Ground masterfully leads you along the footsteps of history to develop a deeper understanding of the war and its legacies. Learn about the way of life in the prewar South, the realities of slavery and plantation life as forces that led to the war, the human cost of the war, its ironies, and the remarkable advances made by field surgeons caring for those injured in battle. Hear the stories of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, John Brown and others. Highlights include guided visits, living history reenactments and unique access to some of the war’s most significant sites; private presentations by historians; a behind-the-scenes tour at the National Archives; and an interactive museum experience in which guests get a personalized view of the life of one of the war’s unsung heroes by assuming the identity of an actual Confederate or Union soldier. Throughout, film vignettes by Ken Burns offer his unique perspectives on the terrible conflict and its role in shaping the nation we live in today.