Dateline: January 30, 2013
Barre, Vt. ― The Vermont Historical Society invites the public to join a small shipboard community of history-minded travelers to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the epic conflict that gave America, as Abraham Lincoln stated, “a new birth of freedom.” From May 25 to June 4, 2013, a journey between Richmond and Savannah aboard the cruise ship Yorktown will feature an itinerary to cities and battlefields that resonate with all students of the Civil War.
“We will follow in the wake of Union fleets and Confederate blockade runners to an unforgettable one-of-a-kind voyage that includes the beauty of Charleston Harbor and the Intercoastal Waterway,” says Vermont Historical Society’s executive director Mark Hudson, who will be a host on the journey.
This cruise is dubbed Echoes of the Past: Remembering the Civil War and to make this voyage an enriching experience, Harold Holtzer, one of America’s renowned historians will share his expertise on Lincoln and this war during the trip.
This unique historical tour includes a 10-night cruise, all meals and beverages, complete program of tours and excursions, lectures and study leaders. If you book by March 22, you will receive $1500 off the published rates per person. For reservations or rates and information, please call (800) 257-5767 or go online to www.vermonthistory.org. You can also view the full color brochure (pdf).