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Discover central Virginia’s Civil War past on this private, half-day walking tour. Led by award-winning historian Rick Britton, visit Court Square, where auctions of slaves took place, and Rio Hill, the site of Albemarle County’s only clash of arms. Learn how central Virginia supported the Confederate war effort and hear about the surrender of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, headquarters of the Charlottesville General Hospital. A Charlottesville hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Highlights

  • Learn about Virginia’s Civil War past
  • Meet award-winning historian Rick Britton
  • See landmark Civil War locations
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour

Learn about Virginia's Civil War History

Customer Reviews

Darlene M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Tour Guide Rick, gave me a personal tour of Civil War History in Charlottesville, VA. Since I was the only person who signed up for the tour on Sunday afternoon, not many companies would have done that. Rick came to the Charlottesville Amtrak Station to pick me up, then dropped me off at a favorite local diner, within walking distance of Amtrak, when the tour was over. I got to see the spot where slaves were bought and sold, and the location of a famous battlefield, where a shopping center now stands. In the graveyard, I learned about people who are buried there, their lives, and connection to Charlottesville. Rick is very knowledgeable about Civil War History. This tour is appropriate for both adults and children. Anyone who loves history will enjoy this tour!

Martha L S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour. Leader was very knowledgeable and provided in depth insight into the lives of Jefferson and Stonewall Jackson.
Great value for the experience.

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