From our base in Staunton, we take history lovers to where the stories are. We can take you to any Civil War battlefield in the Shenandoah Valley, and beyond, and help you understand what happened and why. 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 places where 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!
Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and tailored our tour focusing on the unit my ancestor served in. I would highly recommend the guide.
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!
The judgment of our guests is all that matters. Every tour comes with our pledge of guaranteed satisfaction or your money-back. Period.
Knowledge 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.
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.
One of the most educational and enjoyable days I have ever spent on a Civil War battlefield.
If you are thinking about taking a tour with us, call or text us at 540-292-0863 or email us. The guide will explain options and answer your questions. 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 decide the tour is a “go,” we will send you meeting details in a confirmation email. It’s that simple. No deposits or pre-payments necessary. If you have additional questions, we hope you’ll click below and ask away. If you prefer, call or text 540-292-0683.
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!
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