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Civil War Seminars & Tours

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

2019 Seminars

July 23-28, 2019 - Antietam: The Bloodiest Day

Featuring Ted Alexander, Scott Hartwig, Tom Clemens, Carol Reardon, Dennis Frye, John Michael Priest, Steve Recker, John Schildt and others based in Shepherdstown, Wv.

Join us for the largest Antietam conference ever held led by expert historians! Detailed battlefield walks and specialized tours of the campaign such as Crampton’s Gap, Harpers Ferry, the C&O Canal during wartime, the Battle of Shepherdstown and more. Talks also given by the historians listed above.

Click here for the itinerary and registration.


October 24-27, 2019 - Forging the Path to Gettysburg

Discover the little-known action of spring/summer 1863 leading up to the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg! Tours led by area historian and Camp Curtin Historical Society President Jim Schmick and award-winning author and historian Scott Mingus. Lectures offered by The Tattooed Historian - John Heckman, Cooper Wingert, Debra McCauslin and others.

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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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