The 2017 year of Chambersburg Civil War Seminars promises to be an exciting season with new and different events that we are trying for the first time. It starts with the April 6-9 seminar featuring talks on all aspects of U.S. military history presented by many of the top military historians in the country.

The centerpiece of this is a tour called George Washington on the Frontier. It will be led by battlefield guide extraordinaire Ed Bearss. Many tours cover George Washington as a Revolutionary War commander. But rarely is there a chance for you to follow a man who is arguably the leading battle guide in the country. Along the way we will see sites associated withe the ill-fated Braddock Campaign of 1755. This includes the site of Fort Cumberland, a major staging point for the campaign. Step back in time as we visit Jumonville Glen. This pristine site has changed little from the time Washington ambushed a French detachment more than 260 years ago. It was here, historians argue, that the French and Indian War began.

The tour will include historic Fort Necessity National Battlefield. Here Washington and his men battled the French and Indians. Participants will tour the reconstructed fort and state of the art visitor center and museum. The tour will also visit General Braddock’s grave and other sites associated with this decisive campaign.

Chambersburg Civil War Seminars looks forward to April. Please click here for the schedule and registration information.

Preservation –  2016 Donations
Chambersburg Civil War Seminars had another excellent year raising funds for battlefield preservation. In 2016,  the seminars raised more than $5,000. This year it made donations to Save Historic Antietam Foundation, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, National Civil War Museum, Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield, Virginia Military Institute, and many others. Click here to read the full 2016 Preservation Update.

Shiloh – May 18-21, 2017
Tours of Shiloh, Corinth, Tupelo, and more featuring Tim Smith, Tom Parson, and others! Based in Corinth, MS at the Hampton Inn. Registration coming soon. Click here for more details.

2017 Tour Dates – April, May, July, September
Four tours are being planned in 2017! Click here for specific tour dates and other information.

Ed Bearss Symposium – Itinerary & Registration Available
From April 6 – 9 join Chambersburg Civil War Seminars for a military history tour and seminar. This will feature a bus & walking tour of “George Washington on the Frontier” to Fort Necessity Battlefield. Speakers and guides will include Ed Bearss, Dr. Richard Sommers, Greg Urwin, Mitch Yockelson, Wayne Motts, Chris Kolakowski and others. Seminar based at the Hampton Inn in Chambersburg, Pa. Visit the complete itinerary and registration.

Special Thanks to our Sponsor: Franklin County Visitors Bureau – 2016 Seminars
Traveling to Franklin County, PA? Check in with the Franklin County Visitors Bureau for the latest on things to do, places to stay and delicious restaurants to try! Your great moments are waiting, learn more by clicking here.

Photos of 2016 Tours
See the exciting places Chambersburg Civil War Seminars visited in our online photo album. Click here.