Welcome! We lead private and public tours of Civil War battlefields.

A one-hour walking tour? A half-day driving tour? An invigorating hike over hallowed ground? You decide, and we’ll deliver a rewarding outing that fits your schedule, your interest level, and your budget.

 

Where To?

From our base in Staunton, we take history lovers to where the stories are. We go to battlefields like McDowell, Port Republic and Tom’s Brook, and we talk about the common soldiers, the landscapes, the generals and the strategy, and the unfortunate civilians who found the war on their doorsteps.

And we go beyond the battlefields to wherever we can share stories of the Civil War era. The villages, cemeteries, by-roads, rivers and mountain gaps all hold stories that contribute to our understanding of the people and events of the 1860s.

The Valley is our home, and for more than 25 years we have been gathering knowledge about the War here, and we love sharing those stories with our guests. Let’s Go!

Where Do You Want To Go?

The Tom’s Brook tour combined great storytelling by Bill Miller and beautiful scenery of the Shenandoah Valley. If you ever have a chance to go with Bill do not miss it!

Chris

With this tour, history comes alive! To see the topography with the talk really helps to put the battles and strategy into perspective! Would absolutely do it again!!

Dennis

Any Good?

The judgment of our guests is all that matters. Every tour comes with our pledge of guaranteed satisfaction or your money-back. Period.

WJM TourKnowledge rooted in deep research and good storytelling. That’s how we work. Bill Miller, our lead guide, has led battlefield tours for the University of Virginia, the National Park Service, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command, the Civil War Trust, and the Civil War Society. A former editor of Civil War Magazine, he has produced nine books on the war (two of them award winners). Bill taught composition and literature at George Mason University, James Madison University and, most recently, at Stuart Hall School in Staunton, Virginia.

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We found it extremely informative to see what we have read. Thank you so much for the information on our ancestor’s position; it made the tour personal.

Ramona

One of the most educational and enjoyable days I have ever spent on a Civil War battlefield.

Marshall

Tours

Every tour is different, and time, vehicles and the size of the party all affect the way things go. But there are two things that don’t change: (more…)

Details, Details

If you are thinking about taking a tour with us, our guide will meet you at a time and place convenient for you. The guide will explain the tour and then you can decide whether you wish to continue. If you decide the tour is not for you, there will be no charge for the guide’s consultation. If, however, you decide the tour is a “go,” you can proceed in your car or the guide’s car or both. The fee is the based on the standard rate charged by the guides at Gettysburg National Military Park. We will have maps and other materials to help you get oriented. If you have additional questions, we hope you’ll click below and ask away. Or call or text 540-292-0683.

Where Do You Want To Go?

Contact

Where To? McDowell next week? Tom’s Brook in October? Staunton this afternoon? No group is too small and no date is too soon (usually!). Let’s Go!

This email form is always the best way to reach us. Or call us and leave a text or a brief voicemail at 540-292-0863.