March 31–April 2, 2017
Friday, March 31: 0800-1700 — We will make stops at Louisiana Circle to set the stage and talk about the Naval Siege of Vicksburg. We'll then drive north through Vicksburg, past the Warren County Courthouse, Pemberton's Headquarters, and various river battery sites to the Cairo Museum (we will stop there on Sunday), and out to Chickasaw Bayou Battlefield. From there we will proceed across the river to the Williams-Grant's Canal to talk about the Bayou Expeditions and the march south through Louisiana. After lunch we will visit Grand Gulf and Port Gibson battlefields.
Saturday, April 1, We will first go to Champion Hill and Big Black River Bridge battlefields. After lunch in Vicksburg we will tour the Union siege lines around the city making stops at key sites as time permits.
Sunday, April 2, We will go to the Cairo Museum and spend the remainder of the morning touring the Confederate defense line making stops at Stockade Redan and Railroad Redoubt. We'll adjourn around mid-day.
Registration: $285 (includes a seat on the bus for all tours, lunch on Friday and Saturday, informational packet w/maps). Dinners are on your own. Hotel costs, and transportation to Vicksburg are not included. Mail check or money order to: David Woodbury, P.O. Box 60085, Palo Alto, CA 94306, or email by clicking on "Woodbury Historical Tours" at the top right of this page for information on paying online (via PayPal).
Hope to see you in Vicksburg in the spring!Headquarters hotel (call now to book your room):Courtyard by Marriott1 Underwood DriveVicksburg, MS 39180Call (601) 636-8788Ask for Woodbury Historical Tours group rate.
We have a block of 20 rooms reserved for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 3/30/17-4/1/17 for: Single (1 person) or Double (2 people): $104 plus 10% tax; Triple (3 people): $114 plus 105 tax; or Quad (4 people): $119 plus 10% tax.
Of course you need not stay at the Marriott if you prefer another local establishment. Just be sure to come to the Marriott to catch the bus.