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Caravans
The American Revolution – Southern Campaign  
From Wednesday, September 06, 2017
To Saturday, October 14, 2017
 

From our school days, we all learned about the American Revolution – the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, and the harsh winter at Valley Forge. We may have even memorized Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere’s midnight ride. But what about Alamance, Waxhaws, Kettle Creek, and Kings Mountain? These were significant battles fought inthe south, but do you remember hearing about them? Join us as we delve into the lesser known Southern Campaign of the American Revolution – where American independence was actually won. We’ll begin in New Bern, NC where we’ll visit Tryon Palace, the lavish home of the Royal Governor of North Carolina (the term “palace” was bestowed by the tax­paying townspeople, not the Governor); then we’ll travel down the eastern seaboard stopping in Wilmington, visiting nearby Brunswick Town and Moores Creek; Charleston is next where we explore Fort Moultrie, Charles Pinckney’s home and historic venues downtown; the History Museum and the Springhill Redoubt will be our primary focus in historic Savannah; then we turn inland and form a long oval going north through GA, SC, NC and VA. Besides those battlefields listed above, we will tour Site Ninety Six; Musgrove Mill State Historic Site; historic Camden; Kings Mountain; Cowpens; Guilford Courthouse; Old Salem, the charming Moravian community in Winston ­Salem; Red Hill, home of Patrick Henry; and Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. On the home stretch we will tour the new Yorktown Victory Center and National Battlefield, site of Cornwallis’ surrender. The caravan will end in historic Williamsburg with the final banquet at the Williamsburg Lodge. In addition to infamous caravan cookouts, our dining experiences will run the gamut from a rustic, backwoods gem on a creek, to historic taverns, a seaport village dive, the oldest continually operating dinner theater in America and everything in between.

Location East Coast US
Contact Ed and Beth Jones   WBCCI #1515  Phone:  (Home) 703-780-6597  (Cell) 703-475-0573 E-Mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.