|2014 PRESIDENTIAL TOUR|
MAY 16 – 25, 2014
Brand new in 2014 and organized to coincide with the most beautiful of seasons in the American South, Civil War, Civil Rights: A Southern Odyssey, will take us from Birmingham and Montgomery to Atlanta, Savannah and Charleston. We'll visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church; the Rosa Parks Museum and the First White House of the Confederacy; world-famous Calloway Gardens and FDR's Little White House in Warm Springs; the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum; Ebenezer Baptist Church and nearby Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Atlanta's Cyclorama - the largest painting in the world - and Margaret Mitchell's home. Not to mention the notorious prison and POW museum at Andersonville; Fort Sumter; the celebrated Millionaire's Club on Jekyll Island (our accommodations for the night); Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, associated with what local residents call, simply, The Book (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), and much more. Factor in some of the region's most distinctive hotels and inns, meals in equally memorable settings, and the chance to renew old friendships and establish new ones, all around a shared love of the American past – well, we can hardly wait for next spring in the south. Please click the above link for a complete tour itinerary.
Welcome to Presidents and Patriots History Tours!
Discover the advantages of traveling on one of our guided, personally hosted, small group tours. Each of our two annual tours are hosted and led by renowned author and presidential historian Richard Norton Smith. A frequent guest on PBS' NewsHour, Mr. Smith also serves as C-SPAN's in-house historian, where he is responsible for such long form series as Presidential Libraries: History Uncovered, The Contenders, and the current Influence and Image: America's First Ladies. Mr. Smith has been director of the Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museums, as well as founding director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. He has a rare gift for making history real, relevant, and entertaining. "There's no excuse for a dull book, a dull museum, or a dull tour," he says, "especially when dealing with history, the most fascinating subject I know."
Our deluxe motor coach tours are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind, and our small group setting creates a much more intimate, personal setting when compared with other tours who attempt to fill their motor coaches to capacity. In fact, many of our guests are repeat participants. This, combined with a shared interest in the history being experienced, makes for an unusually relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere.
If you are a C-SPAN viewer, you may have seen one or more of our itineraries featured over the past several years. C-SPAN has been along with us on several past trips, and has broadcast segments on their history channel, C-SPAN 3.
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For more information, click on Civil War, Civil Rights: A Southern Odyssey tour itinerary or call us at (202) 657-7444.
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