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Civil War Seminars

Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours, a division of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and co-founded by Ted Alexander in 1989, delivers quality Civil War seminars and tours led by expert historians. For more information, please visit Civil War Seminars & Tours' official website at

2017 Seminars

April 6-9, 2017

Ed Bearss Symposium on Military Leadership and Combat
Military history tour led by Ed Bearss of "George Washington on the Frontier" with sites of the ill-fated Braddock Campaign of 1755 to Fort Necessity. Featuring Dr. Richard Sommers, Chris Kolakowski, Wayne Motts, Greg Urwin, Dennis Frye, and others. Based in Chambersburg, Pa.
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May 17-21, 2017

Conference will include bus tours of Shiloh, Brice's Crossroads, Corinth, and more led by Tom Parson, Tim Smith, and others. Based in Corinth, MS.
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July 26-30, 2017

"On to Richmond"
Conference will include tours of Stuart's Ride around McClellan, The 7 Days, & the Lower Peninsula. Tours and talk by Robert E. L. Krick, Edwin Bearss, John Fox, John Querstein, and others. Based in Richmond, Va. 
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September 21-24, 2017

Lincoln at Antietam 
Featuring bus tours of Lincoln's October 1862 visit to Antietam with John Schildt and others. Based in Chambersburg, Pa. 
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About Civil War Seminars & Tours

We are dedicated to providing great tours at great prices for our participants. Learn more about us. Civil War tours include bus tours of monuments, battle sites, battlefields as well as talks by nationally recognized historians. Whether you’re interested in the Civil War or belong to Civil War Round Tables, Historical Societies, we welcome any and all to attend! Please contact us for special group pricing or for more information about our Civil War tours.

The Civil War is American heritage; it is human heritage that shaped our nation and the world. Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours presents the opportunity to learn about this heritage through the study of the elements of the war-the battles, leadership, motives, and the political and military campaigns as well as the impact of the war on daily life. Well-known speakers of national merit such as Ed Bearss, Jeffry Wert and Eric Wittenberg join together to offer insightful perspectives on the many aspects of the Civil War and its era.

The Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours, a division of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and in partnership with Ted Alexander, have been offered since 1989 and are held four times yearly. Ted Alexander is chief historian at Antietam National Battlefield and a Smithsonian tour guide as well as author of many Civil War books and articles. 

Links to local Chambersburg Civil War Sites:

Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours - Main page of the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours
Franklin County Visitors Bureau - Sponsor of Chambersburg Civil War Seminars
The John Brown House
The Underground Railroad

Links to Other Civil War Sites:

Valley of the Shadow – University of Virginia Project Link – A study of a northern county, Franklin County, Pennsylvania and a southern county, Augusta County, Virginia, before–during–and after the Civil War.
History Place
The Civil War Preservation Trust
Library of Congress – Selected Civil War Photographs Collection, predominantly work done under the supervisions of Mathew Brady.
Civil War Interactive


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Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce
100 Lincoln Way East, Suite A  |  Chambersburg, PA 17201 
(717) 264-7101  |  Fax: (717) 267-0399