Michigan at Gettysburg – A Civil War tour you won’t want to miss

A Civil War Tour You Won’t Want to Miss!

 September 16 – 20, 2010

Michigan at Gettysburg

 Click on link below for detailed tour itinerary


(Itinerary is correct, however dates should be September 16-20. I will change later tonight. Sorry for confusion)

Click here to book tour and make payment

Experience Gettysburg  by paying homage to the brave men and women from Michigan who participated in the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and  helped change the course of history!

Join Civil War historian David Ingall, former assistant director of the Monroe County Historical Museum, as he takes us onto the battlefield and recounts the heroic efforts of these Michigan Regiments.

Stand where the 24th Michigan was almost completely decimated as they courageously held up Confederate advances until Union forces could get into position during the opening battle of Gettysburg.

Visit the spot in the blood-soaked Wheatfield, known as the Harvest of Death, where Colonel Harrison Jeffords – the highest ranking Union officer to die by bayonet – was mortally wounded while trying to retrieve and protect the 4th Michigan’s national flag.

Walk the site where Colonel Norman Hall’s Brigade, which included the 7th Michigan, became the final Union troops to repulse Pickett’s Charge!

See where the “Boy General,” the newly appointed commander of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, was almost killed within days of this  major promotion.

Listen closely, perhaps you’ll hear the famous Custer rally cry: “C’mon you Wolverines!” when we visit East Cavalry Field,  site of the famous brigade charge, led by  General George Armstrong Custer himself, that repulsed the once invincible J.E.B Stuart and company in what is often called the “cavalry battle that saved the Union.”

These are just a sampling of the heroic stories you’ll hear.

Click link below for detailed tour itinerary


Attractions and Excursions

We’ll also visit downtown Gettysburg to shop, dine and visit historic sites of interest including the David Wills House and Eisenhower farm.

Special dining experiences include the lavish Mrs. Dobbin’s Dinner Buffet at the Historic 1776 Dobbin House Tavern and a Civil War Feast luncheon at the historic Farnsworth House Inn.

Tour cost and details

Tour Price:

$650 PP/ double occupancy

$550 PP/ triple occupancy

$510 PP/quad occupancy

$935 PP/ single occupancy

(All rooms consist of two queen beds)

Tour price includes:

  • Luxury motorcoach transportation
  • Accommodations at the Days Inn Gettysburg which includes deluxe continental breakfast
  • Battlefield tour guide
  • Three lunches/three dinners
  • Admission fees to all activities excluding optional ghost tour
  • Tips and taxes, excluding meals on own

Registration and Payment Schedule

$150 deposit due by August 18, 2010

Click here to book tour and make payment

Final payment due by August 31, 2010

A late fee of $50 will be assessed for final payments made after August 31, 2010.

If minimum number of participants needed to support this trip is not met, Hometown History Tours has the right to cancel trip and refund deposits.

To register or further details, call 734.642.5712 or email tour organizer Karin Risko at k_risko@yahoo.com