[This blog post comes from a Dept. of Cultural Resources press release – you can find other news related to NC Cultural Resources here.]
From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place, there’s so much Civil War history to see in North Carolina.
This October, you can explore five of North Carolina’s major Civil War sites on our exclusive weekend Civil War Sesquicentennial Bus Tour.
Participants will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at North Carolina’s best Civil War sites, including on-bus lectures by pre-eminent Civil War historian Mark Bradley. Here are some of the highlights:
A curator-led, Civil War-focused tour of the N.C. Museum of History
- Dinner in the Rotunda of the State Capitol after a Civil War tour of the antebellum site
- A Fort Fisher “above-the-scenes” tour that provides a bird’s-eye view of the massive fortification and the battles fought there
- A circa 1865 period meal on the grounds of Bentonville Battlefield, followed by a nighttime Civil War medicine living history program
And much more ‘insider’s’ knowledge will be shared and experienced.
The cost for the Oct. 24-26 tour is $375 per person based on double occupancy and $455 per person for single occupancy by Sept. 15. The cost after Sept. 15 is $395 per person double occupancy and $475 per person single occupancy. Two meals and two hotel stays are included.
For more information, please call Vivian McDuffie at (919) 807-7394 or visit www.ncdcr.gov/CivilWarTour.
About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. Learn more at www.ncdcr.gov.