We are off to explore Fredericksburg and her stories, some of the area’s significant homes, America’s battlefields and where historical folks will share their stories.Book Now
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$1,849 pp/Single, $1,389/Triple
Virginia, one of our original 13 Colonies, home state of eight US presidents and historically significant to our early founding years and throughout the American Revolution and the Civi War, is beckoning us to visit! We are off to explore Fredericksburg and her stories, some of the areas significant homes, Americas battlefields and where historical folks will share their stories. Our journey begins in Fredericksburg where we will board a trolley to tour Fredericksburg, exploring her history, before visiting Ferry Farm, George Washingtons early childhood home on the Rappahannock River and continuing to the Kenmore Plantation, built in 1770, home of his sister, Betty W Lewis, which is the only surviving structure of this 1,300 acre plantation. The battlefields in Virginia, of course, hold the history of our nation, starting with the Fredericksburg Battlefield, where General Robert E. Lees victory prompted him to believe he could capture Washington DC, and where our own personas will become that of folks who actually lived and experienced these historical events! We will have our own living history experience! Our knowledgeable guide will lead us on to the experiences of Chatham Manor that served as a Union Headquarters, Sunken Road, Antietam, Chancellorsville Battlefield, Wilderness Battlefield, all part of the complex stories of the Civil War and finally to Ellwood Manor, for the telling of the story of Stonewall Jacksons army! These are some of Virginias stories! Our time in Fredericksburg will conclude with dinner and theater, in our present day era, at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. Our last Virginia stop will be at the impressive National Museum of the Marine, whose memorable structure is visible from I-95 in Quantico, where the story of the United States Marines is so honorably presented. Leaving Virginia, we will move on for complete relaxation at the beautiful Rocky Gap Resort, nestled in a gorgeous lakeside setting in Maryland. In addition to time for relaxing, paddle boating, lounging, perhaps a slot machine or two in their own casino, we can choose an optional luncheon train excursion (Price TBA) into the wonderful Allegheny Mountains. What a wonderful opportunity to get to know such an important part of our American tapestry! We look forward to sharing this journey with you!
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Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 7:00am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 7:30am
Walmart, Catskill Commons - 8:15am
Kingston Plaza - 9:00am
Tuesday, June 1:
Today we motor coach to our accommodations for the next three nights at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 4800 Market St, Fredericksburg, VA (540-898-5000). Following arrival and check-in, we are off to enjoy a peek into Fredericksburg and dinner at Brock’s Riverside Grill.
Wednesday, June 2:
Following breakfast at the hotel, our day begins with a Trolley Tour focusing on the history of Fredericksburg (a town we frequently stay overnight in, but haven’t really gotten to know!) and an introduction to this little piece of Americana. Back on our motor coach we continue to Ferry Farm, George Washington’s boyhood home. We will stop at the Visitor Center where there are displays of colonial and Civil War artifacts and continue with a tour of the Washington house overlooking the Rappahannock River. After lunch on your own in Fredericksburg, our next stop is Kenmore Plantation, where an interpreter will guide us through George Washington’s sister, Betty Washington Fielding’s, beautiful, Georgian style, brick mansion that is a reflection of pre-Revolutionary War wealth and status. We will have time to explore the gardens and grounds before returning to Fredericksburg for dinner at Harry’s Ale House. We will return to the hotel following dinner.
Thursday, June 3:
Breakfast is included at the hotel. Our day begins at the Fredericksburg Battlefield where the people and the conflict of the time come to life. We will become the personas of some of those who have experiences to share! Fredericksburg was a pivotal battle of the Civil War, where General Robert E. Lee’s belief that he could capture Washington DC was fortified. We will explore Fredericksburg’s stories and then with our knowledgeable tour guide, continue on to other relevant stories and events at the Union’s Headquarters of Chatham Manor, Antietam’s Sunken Road, a driving tour of Chancellorsville and the Wilderness Battlefields ending at Ellwood Manor and the story of Stonewall Jackson’s army. Today will be rich with stories and experiences for us to remember, stories and places of our Civil War. Our day concludes with a plated dinner and theater at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. We will return to the hotel following the show.
Friday, June 4:
A hotel lobby breakfast is included. Today our first stop will be the National Museum of the Marine Corps, a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines – past, present and future in Quantico, Virginia. This museum is to honor the commitment, accomplishments and sacrifices of Marines with outstanding exhibits and examples that tell the Marine story. We will have time for lunch on your own at the Museum before continuing, by customer request, to some R & R time at the Rocky Gap Resort and Casino in Flintstone, MD. Rocky Gap is the perfect destination for relaxing and enjoying the ambience of this lovely, lakeside location. Dinner vouchers are included for this evening.
Saturday, June 5:
A Breakfast Buffet is included at the hotel this morning. Today is yours to relax and enjoy the resort, or join us for an Optional (Price TBA) luncheon train ride on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad to Frostburg, MD and then return to Cumberland. This excursion is a mix of mountain top scenery and rich transportation history as we travel through the Allegheny Mountains. We will return to the Resort with time for you to enjoy the late afternoon and evening. Dinner vouchers are included.
Sunday, June 6:
A Breakfast Buffet is included at the hotel this morning. And, alas, it is time to travel home, reflecting on the wonderful experiences, memories and new friends we have made! Arrival in the Capital District will be approximately 5:30 PM.
Fredericksburg Trolley Tour
Guided Tour at Ferry Farm
Guided Tour at Kenmore Manor
Civil War experiences at:
Sunken Road, Antietam
Chancellorsville Battlefield Driving Tour
Wilderness Battlefield Driving Tour
Ellwood Manor & The Story of Jacksons arm
Rocky Gap Resort and Casino respite
1,500 Travel Points
Optional Tour: The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad luncheon tour (Price TBA)
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Catskill - Overnight|| Wal-Mart - Catskill Commons- Wal-Mart Tire Center |
Catskill, NY 12414
|Kingston|| Kingston Plaza - Lot E (next to baseball field) |
Westbrook Ln, Kingston, NY 12401
|Latham Farms|| Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms |
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
|Yankee Trails|| Yankee Trails |
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY
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