25th Annual Penn State Civil War Study Tour


A photo of two civil war tour attendees

Penn State Civil War Study Tours, sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, offer a relaxed atmosphere and a broad array of Civil War topics. Recent tours have highlighted significant Civil War sites across the United States, from Gettysburg to Vicksburg. The tours have ventured into every crevice of the Civil War, through towns, fields, forests, and swamps, and have reached hundreds of adults interested in continuing their education and experiencing first hand the landscape of the Civil War.

The 25th annual Penn State Civil War Study Tour features the rich Civil War history of Richmond, V.A. and will again be led by Terrence J. Winschel ’77, Vicksburg Military Park historian, author, and Penn State alumnus; and Parker Hills, retired brigadier general, Battle Focus seminar leader, and tour leader. The group will be based at the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond South/Southpark in Colonial Heights, V.A.  Esteemed experts, knowledgeable guest speakers, and tours to notable Civil War sites will make this an informative and memorable experience.

Highlights include:

  • Classroom instruction led by renowned Civil War historians
  • Four nights of comfortable lodging; Tours of Petersburg National Battlefield, Five Forks Battlefield, Pamplin Historical Park, and Appomattox Court House
  • Welcome reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, group dinner Friday evening at Pamplin Historic Park, farewell dinner on Saturday night, four breakfasts, three lunches

Active Trip Difficulty - requires walking distances of at least one mile on uneven or steep terrain and steps.


$1,300 for member in Shared Room
$1,425 for non-member in Shared Room
$325 add-on for my own Single Room

$600 for non-Civil War participant - meals & shared hotel room


  • When

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Sunday, October 29, 2017
    6:00 PM - 10:00 AM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Hilton Garden Inn Richmond South/Southpark
    800 Southpark Boulevard
    Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834

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