Western Piedmont Offers Civil War Tours

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Photo of Civil War CannonsWestern Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Workforce & Professional Development division is pleased to invite area adults to register for two continuing education educational tours sure to satisfy Civil War history buffs!

Participants will learn about the civil war in the classroom and through field trips to several battlefields. Attendees will receive 12 classroom hours of expert instruction concerning the battle sites and campaigns that will be visited in the respective tours. Class sessions will include complete chronological tours of each site visited that will be led by a skilled and knowledgeable guide. Total tour time in each course is 38 hours and all aspects of each battle will be covered including walks and exploration of the sites. Questions are welcome in this small-tour format. Because twilight is an ideal time for the field visits, tours will include evening stops when conditions permit. Ghost stops may also occur! The Civil War tours provide a terrific opportunity to enjoy the class experience with others who are passionate about history.

“Battlefields of Gettysburg & Sharpsburg – Tour 1” is offered June 12 through June 26 with tour dates of June 21 through June 25 when Gettysburg/Sharpsburg and the surrounding area will be visited. Class sessions are June 12, 15, 19, 20, and 26 in room 211 in the Foothills Higher Education Center (FHEC), 2128 South Sterling Street. Attendance is mandatory for the first class session on Tuesday, June 12. Cost for the course is $161.25 and includes course, gas and insurance. Class size is limited to 7 to 9 passengers. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 11 for this course section # 50785.

“Battlefields of Manassas I & II – Tour 2” is offered June 29 through July 17 with tour dates of July 12 through July 16. Class sessions are June 29, July 06, 10, 11,  and 17 in FHEC room 211. Attendance is mandatory for the first class session on Thursday, June 29. Cost for the course is $161.25 and includes course, gas and insurance. Class size is limited to 7 to 9 passengers. Registration deadline is Thursday, July 9 for this course section # 50786.

To learn more about the tours, please contact Eddie McGimsey at (828) 448-6719. To register online visit our Civil War Tours page.  The registration personnel can be reached at (828) 448-6722 with offices located on the WPCC main campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue in Hildebrand Hall, room 102.