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History Study Tours

The Civil War Study Tour offers an opportunity for engaged learning through visitation to Civil War era battlefields, historical sites, museums, and other organizations. The study tour will allow students to gain first person perspective into the Civil War by walking the ground where key events occurred, viewing and interpreting historical artifacts, and interacting with public history professionals to comprehend how the Civil War is presented to the general public. The tour features visits to some of the war’s most influential sites, including Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park,  Richmond Battlefield Park, The American Civil War Center, The Museum of the Confederacy, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, Ford's Theater, the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Antietam National Battlefield, and Gettysburg National Military Park. 

The Civil War Study Tour is offered during the spring semester (every other year), with the travel portion usually occurring during the second week of May. Prior to the tour, students will complete complete introductory assignments online and participate in two classroom sessions. The cost of the tour is typically $700-800 per person, which includes lodging, transportation to and from all sites via CoachUSA motor coach, admission to all sites, guided tours, and some meals.  


Please contact Dr. Daniel Barr ( or 412-397-5411) for additional information. 


For More Information, Contact:

Kathryn Dennick-Brecht, Ed.D. 

Department Head, Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology
School of Education & Social Sciences
412-397-5419 Phone
412-397-6044 Fax
Nicholson Center 461
Moon Campus
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