Fredericksburg: In the Heart of the Civil War
Thank you for your interest in the Fredericksburg trip. Due to low enrollment, we have cancelled this tour. We hope to offer another trip in 2014, so please visit our website again for further information.
Join two great hosts - OLLI at Bradley University and The Peoria Historical Society - as we continue our Civil War tour - this time to Fredericksburg!
Calling all Civil War buffs!! Halfway between Washington D.C. (capital of the Union) and Richmond, VA (capital of the Confederacy) lies the Rappahannock River and the town of Fredericksburg, VA. During the Civil War, this area was the site of four major battles. Join us as we learn about four important battles in and around Fredericksburg: the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Battle of Chancellorsville, and the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse.
Join us as we travel to Fredericksburg to learn and tour these Civil War sites. Our itinerary will also include visits to a plantation, an antebellum home, museums, and other historical attractions. We’ll stay at the same hotel for several nights, and you’ll have one half day free to rest or explore on your own. Peoria Charter Coach will provide our transportation.
September 3 - 11, 2013
Bernie Drake, the former President of the Peoria Historical Society Board of Directors, has led several trips for OLLI and the Peoria Historical Society. As an expert in Civil War history and a popular OLLI class instructor, he always contributes much to our understanding of the sites we visit.
Sue Manley, Conference Services Director in Continuing Education, will make all the arrangements so that you travel worry free! Sue, who has worked with Bernie on the previous tours, is known for her ability to find nice hotel accommodations and for sniffing out interesting dining experiences.
$1,975 per person for double occupancy
$2,175 per person for single occupancy
$500 deposit due by May 15, balance due by June 1 (To receive a full refund, you must cancel your trip by June 15. No refunds will be issued after June 15.)
Price includes lodging, all admission fees, charter bus transportation, gratuities, informative presentations, and most of the meals.
Activity Level & Special Requests
You should be able to enter/exit the charter bus with minimal assistance, climb some stairs, stund for up to an hour, and walk a few blocks indoors or out. You need to handle your own luggage. We cannot guarantee special diets or facilities, but we will try to accommodate your requests.
We recommend that you purchase trip cancelation insurance to protect your travel investment. Your policy must be purchased within 10 days of making your trip deposit. You will receive information with your confirmation, or you may visit www.travelinsure.com/cobrand/select/bu