The American Civil War DC and Pennsylvania

6 days/4 nights

From only £789pp


6 days/4 nights From only £789pp

This short tour will encourage students to think about key issues in American history. Visits include a trip to the site of Lincoln’s assassination, Arlington Cemetery, and several of the key Battlefield sites where civil war hostilities took place!

Curriculum focus

  • OCr GCSE A (Unit 2): The USA in the 19th century: Westward expansion and civil war 1803–c.1890

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:15 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Departure from UK to Washington DC.

  • Day 2

    Guided tour of Washington DC, ending at Arlington Cemetery (worlds largest military graveyard). Visit to Ford’s Theatre Museum – site of Lincoln’s assassination.

  • Day 3

    Full day coach tour to several of the most strategic locations of the Civil War Era. Visit Harper’s Ferry (which changed hands between the Confederacy and the Union 8 times in 4 years). Gettysburg Battlefield to see where Lincoln made his famous address, stopping at Antietam, site of one the deadliest battles.

  • Day 4

    Full day coach tour, include guided tour of the Museum of the Confederacy and the petersburg Battlefield sites.

  • Day 5

    Morning visit to African American Civil War Museum. Transfer to the airport for return flight to the UK.

  • Day 6

    Arrive in the UK.