Shades of Blue & Gray - Civil War Tour

The Capital
The Capital
421 North Boundary Street
Post Office Box 3495
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Williamsburg City
Toll Free: (800) 368-6511
Office: (757) 229-6511
Direct: (757) 229-6975
Fax: (757) 253-1397

Day One:  Begin your Civil War journey in Petersburg with a visit to Pamplin Historical Park.  The park is recognized as one of America's premier historical attractions and as the most innovative Civil War history park in the country.  Next head on to Williamsburg and have dinner in one of the many restaurants located throughout the Williamsburg area. 

Day Two:  Depart with your local guide for a day of touring which begins with a riding tour introduction to the Battle of Williamsburg.  Next your guided tour in the Historic area of Colonial Williamsburg will give you the opportunity to explore the year of 1862, the saddest year in Williamsburg's history.  Next have lunch in one of the colonial taverns then take time to explore the historic area and the College of William and Mary on your own.  The College was closed from 1861 through the fall of 1865 because of the Civil War. Dinner is on own this evening with optional shopping opportunities.

Day Three:  Depart with your guide for a day of touring beginning with a cruise aboard the Miss Hampton II with lunch included.  Then you will tour the Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe, the largest stone fort ever build in the United States.  During the Civil War it was a Union held position in the center of a Confederate state and helped shelter thousands of slave refugees.  Next take a riding tour of Yorktown.  Both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War involved siege warfare here.This evening after dinner you will take the Shadows of Gray and Blue Candlelight Walking tour.  

Day Four:  Depart with your guide and explore the Warwick Line with a walk through Confederate earthworks and learn how the Civil War was extended over two years.  Visit Endview Plantation and learn how the plantation was used during all three wars fought on American soil, the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and the Civil War.  Next visit Lee Hall Mansion and while in Newport News have lunch and tour the Mariners' Museum, America's National Maritime Museum.  The USS Monitor Center brings to life the historic battle between the Civil War ironclads, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia.  Dinner is on own this evening with optional shopping opportunities.

Day Five:  After checkout head to Charles City and visit Berkeley Plantation where "Taps" was composed during the Civil War.  Continue your Civil War journey in Richmond where you will find more interesting sites to visit.


Last Updated: 6/19/2014 3:40 PM