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June Tour Explores Ohio in the Civil War
June 7-9, 2010
Fascinated by the Civil War? Register now for Ohio in the Civil War, a three-day Ohio Historical Society bus tour of seven Civil War landmarks in Ohio June 7-9.
Escorted by knowledgeable Ohio Historical Society staff, the tour departs on the morning of June 7 from the Ohio Historical Center at I-71 and 17th Avenue in Columbus and returns to the Ohio Historical Center the evening of June 9.
The first day features a tour of the Statehouse, completed in 1861, where participants will learn about its role in the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s three visits there in 1859, 1861 and 1865. Two Confederate prison camps, Camp Chase in Columbus and Johnson’s Island near Sandusky, are also on the itinerary. The day concludes with dinner and a presentation on Ohio in the Civil War by historian and tour coordinator Mark Holbrook at the historic home that is headquarters of the Fremont Federation of Women.
Day two begins at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, with a visit to Spiegel Grove, the 19th president’s home, highlighting his service as an officer in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. From there, the tour heads south to Cincinnati for a dinner cruise on the Ohio River.
The third day includes stops at the home of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Georgetown; the home of leading abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Rev. John Rankin in Ripley; and the home of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman in Lancaster, with dinner at the historic Granville Inn before returning to the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus.
Make Reservations Today
Reservations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the bus is filled or through May 14. Rates are $479 single occupancy, $399 double occupancy, and $369 triple occupancy. Ohio Historical Society members save $20. Call 800.647.6921 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for full details or to make your reservation.
Ohio in the Civil War is the second in a series of Ohio Historical Society-sponsored tours commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Future tours in Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and Pennsylvania will focus the role of Ohio and Ohioans in the war.
Please print and mail in the Travels Through Time Reservation Form [PDF].
Reservation deadline is May 14, 2010.