For Civil War enthusiasts, journey through the South, visiting the Confederacy's historical battlefields.
7 to 10 days
Spring, Summer, Autumn
2 to 4 star
Atlanta to Sullivan's Island, SC:
Take a ferry to the site where it all began when Confederate forces open fired on Fort Sumter. Stroll through the lovely town of Charleston and tour an 1800's antebellum home and plantation.
Sullivan's Island to Andersonville, GA:
Visit the site of one of the largest Civil War prisons where more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined. This small Civil War village has must-see museums and shops for any Civil War enthusiast.
Andersonville to Vicksburg, MS:
Referred to by Lincoln as "the key to the South", Vicksburg was a vital Civil War battle. Union forces conquered this one to secure control of the Mississippi and essentially dividing the Confederacy into two.
Vicksburg to Shiloh, TN:
The bloodiest battle of the war up to that time began here on a foggy early morning. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Tennessee River and visit the historic Shiloh Indian Mounds. Enjoy dinner on the banks of the river at Hagy's Catfish Hotel, one of the oldest family owned restaurants in the country.
Shiloh to Chickamauga, GA:
Nestled at the base of Lookout Mountain, Union troops were defeated in this small town, only to later be victorious in nearby Chatanooga.
Chickamauga to Atlanta:
In 1864 General Sherman and his troops captured Atlanta and burned it to the ground. Now a thriving metropolis, it is a town rich in history. Visit the renowned Atlanta History Center, Margaret Mitchell House and MLK National Historic Site.