Glory, Valor & Sacrifice:
Southeast Michigan Civil War Remembrance Tours
Monroe County and More
Sunday, October 7 / 1 PM to 5 PM / $40 Adult, $25 Youth
Early bird special: Order tickets 14 days or more in advance and SAVE 10%.
“Thank God for Michigan!”
It’s been said President Abraham Lincoln uttered those famous words when the First Michigan Infantry, made up from men from Detroit and outlying communities, became the first western regiment to arrive in Washington D.C. in response to the President’s call to defend and preserve our nation.
While the brutal battles of this divisive war that threatened to destroy the United States took place hundreds and thousands of miles away, Glory, Valor & Sacrifice Civil War Remembrance Tours pay homage to the local people, places and events that played prominent roles in preserving the Union and shaping our Nation’s history.
Join Hometown History Tours on these narrated bus excursions throughout southeast Michigan as we celebrate our region’s vibrant history and bring to life the stories of the people who valiantly served and sacrificed in the name of our great nation.
Designed to appeal to locals as well as out-of-town tourists, the Glory, Valor & Sacrifice SE MI Civil War Remembrance Tours traverse a historic trail created by linking together local museum exhibits, forts, monuments, markers, forgotten landmarks and cemeteries centered around the Civil War.
Only one Monroe County & More Civil War Remembrance Tour in 2012
Tours depart promptly from the free public parking lot at Elm and Monroe Streets, behind the Custer Equestrian Statue and across from St. Mary’s Catholic Central Church. Select link to view additional parking options.
Monroe County and More Civil War Tour* A regional Civil War tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Monroe, Michigan -the adopted hometown of Civil War hero General George Armstrong Custer, the “boy general” who led the acclaimed Michigan Cavalry Brigade in a charge against Jeb Stuart’s men in what’s often called “the cavalry battle that saved the Union.”
Our guide will regale tourgoers with stories about influential local politicians, famous Civil War generals and soldiers including Colonel Norman Hall, who served with distinction at Fort Sumpter and Gettysburg, of this era.
Tour includes excursion to outlying cities of Tecumseh, Dundee, Adrian, and Tipton where sites of interest include a 20 pound Parrott siege cannon, the first Michigan monument dedicated to Civil War veterans, site of the former 4th Michigan’s training camp and grave of 4th Michigan Infantry Colonel Dwight A. Woodbury who was killed at the Battle of Malvern Hill, the final resting place of famous abolitionist Laura Smith Haviland and much more!
Join us on this tour and we recount the lives and actions of the people played such a pivotal role in shaping the history of our Nation.
*Tour itineraries subject to change due to unforseen circumstances beyond our control. All attempts will be made to appropriate substitutes.
Tours include any admission fees and Michigan-made snack/beverage.
Hometown History Tours offers a variety of public tours. Check out our schedule here. We also provide private walking and bus tours as well as step-on guide service. Contact us at: 734.642.5712 to discuss your needs.