Our Virginia Civil War Tours

 

Civil War Driving Tours of Virginia Battlefields

Virginia has more battlefields than any other state in the U.S. During the great American Civil War, armies fought across Virginia’s landscape between the two wartime capitals of Washington and Richmond.

Battlefield Tours of Virginia has an ever-growing list of battlefields that you can tour with one of our local battlefield guides.

We will ensure your tour is the perfect fit whether you’re a novice or a Civil War buff. Our battlefield tours aren’t just about troop movements, who shot at who, and who was the winner and loser.

Our comprehensive battlefield tours will discuss the period politics of the day, the big picture, from the generals to the soldiers, the civilian experience, personal stories, and much, much more.

Civil War Escorted Tours with an Expert Guide

We recommend spending a morning or afternoon per battlefield (4 hours) in order to get a good comprehensive tour, make all tour stops, travel the distance needed, and tell a multi-day story in many different locations.

To get the most out of your experience, we recommend selecting battlefields in a certain geographic area region and going in chronological order to gain a better understanding.

If you have any questions about any of the battlefield tours listed below, please get in touch.

Discover Battlefield of Virginia Tours...

Fredericksburg

Battle of Fredericksburg

This tour goes beyond the stone wall at Marye’s Heights. We’ll spend time around the town of Fredericksburg as well as Slaughter Pen Farm & Prospect Hill.
FromUSD$200
Chancellorsville

Battle of Chancellorsville

One of Robert E. Lee’s greatest victories. Hear about Stonewall Jackson’s Flank Attack & the bloodiest morning in the Civil War.
FromUSD$200
Mine Run

Battle of Mine Run

Part of the Forgotten Fall of 1863, find out what both armies have been up to since the battle of Gettysburg months earlier.
FromUSD$200
The Wilderness

Battle of The Wilderness

Next major battle after Gettysburg, known as the opening phase of Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign. Historians say, it’s the beginning of the end of the Confederacy.
FromUSD$200
Spotsylvania Court House

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

The second battle of Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign. See Robert. E. Lee’s defenses known as The Mule Shoe & where intense fighting occurred at The Bloody Angel.
FromUSD$200
Cedar Mountain

Battle of Cedar Mountain

This is Stonewall Jackson’s last independent command. Hear about President Lincoln’s plan for a second front against Richmond while Union General Pope initiates total war on Virginia soil.
FromUSD$150
Brandy Station

Battle of Brandy Station

Hear about the opening battle of the Gettysburg Campaign which will result in the largest cavalry battle in North America.
FromUSD$200
Rappahannock Station & Kelly’s Ford

Battles Rappahannock Station & Kelly’s Ford

Follow the Army of the Potomac as they try to get at Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia behind the Rappahannock River in Culpeper County.
FromUSD$150
North Anna

Battle of North Anna

The third battle of Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign. Robert E. Lee sets a trap for Ulysses S. Grant. See some of the best preserved Civil War earthworks.
FromUSD$200
Cold Harbor

Battle of Cold Harbor

The fourth and last Overland Campaign battle. Hear about Ulysses S. Grant’s repeated attacks against Confederate entrenched positions.
FromUSD$240
Seven Days' Battles

Seven Days’ Battles

Culmination of Union General McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign to seize the Confederate capital leading to Robert E. Lee rise to launch a series of offensives over 7 days.
FromUSD$240
Northern Shenandoah Valley

Northern Shenandoah Valley Campaigns

Visit 3 different Winchester battlefields from 2 different campaigns in 1862 & 1864. Explore the City of Winchester, the town that changed hands over 70 times.
FromUSD$440
Southern Shenandoah Valley

Southern Shenandoah Valley Campaigns

The Shenandoah Valley is the site of dramatic conflicts during the Civil War. Visit 4 different valley battlefields from 3 different campaigns in 1862 & 1864.
FromUSD$440
African American Civil War

From Enslaved to Soldier: African American Civil War Tour

Hear about the life of the enslaved people & the Emancipation Proclamation. See where U.S. Colored Troops fought against Robert E. Lee’s Army for the very first time.
FromUSD$200

Over 100 5 Star Reviews

Took a full day tour of Jacksons Valley Campaign a few weeks ago and it was outstanding. The tour guide was well prepared and provided an in-depth overview of the multiple battles that make up this campaign.

Steve

We are big Civil War buffs, and even after reading about the battles and previously visiting some of the battlefields, we STILL learned so much. Highly recommend this tour for anyone, it’s well worth it.

Zack

We would highly recommend taking as much of the tour as you can. I learned so much and appreciate how he explained each battle. My husband has always been very interested in the civil war and now I am too. Can’t wait to go on more tours.

Glenn

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