Georgia Sesquicentennial Tour 20142017-11-16T23:02:26+00:00

Event Summary

Join Us in Georgia!

Experience Rich Local History from a Distinctly Christian Perspective — on the ground it was made!

Four Unique Venues — Six Fascinating Lectures!

 


National Prisoner of War Museum


National Infantry Museum

Military historian Bill Potter will lead the tour walking the grounds of the Andersonville Civil War Prisoner of War Camp and cemetery. We will visit the state-of-the-art National Infantry Museum and the Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus.


Civil War Naval Museum


Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Thursday and Friday nights will feature lectures and artifact displays and we will conclude the tour at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park in east central Alabama.

This is a car tour. Landmark Events has arranged all logistics and venue admissions. Registrants provide their own transportation, accommodations and meals.

Event Speakers

Historian Bill Potter

Historian Bill Potter

An experienced historian and avid bibliophile, Bill Potter combines a lifelong study of American history with an uncommon ability to captivate audiences of all ages as he traces the providential acts of God throughout the ages. Mr. Potter has taught history in high schools and colleges, has led many tours of American and European historical sites and brings to each event a wealth of experience and knowledge. An experienced researcher and writer, Mr. Potter possesses a practical knowledge of antiquarian books, documents, and artifacts and has published several short books and has penned many articles and book reviews for publication. Bill has earned a well-deserved reputation as a man gifted in communicating the story of God’s providential hand in American history. As a father of eight children, he appreciates the necessity of passing on to the succeeding generations the richness of both our regional and national history. He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Virginia.

Event Schedule

Note: Schedule days and venues subject to change.

Thursday, April 17
8:00am Lecture: POW Camps & Prisoners of War”
Andersonville in context and general observations of the treatment of prisons of war. (Hampton Inn, Riverside Room — 620 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway • Phenix City, AL 36869)
Friday, April 18
9:00am The National Civil War Naval Museum (1002 Victory Drive, Columbus, GA 31901)
11:00am Lunch On Your Own (80-Minute Drive | Audio Lecture in Route)
1:30pm Andersonville National Historic Site (760 POW Road, Andersonville, GA 31711)
5:00pm Return to Columbus and Dinner On Your Own
8:00pm Lecture: “The Naval Side of the Civil War”
(Hampton Inn, Riverside Room — 620 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway • Phenix City, AL 36869)
Saturday, April 19
9:00am National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center (1775 Legacy Way Columbus, GA 31903)
11:00am Lunch On Your Own (75-Minute Drive | Audio Lecture in Route)
1:00pm Horseshoe Bend National Military Park (11288 Horseshoe Bend Rd Daviston, AL 36256)
(You may consider packing a picnic supper as the grounds of Horseshoe Bend are both beautiful and peaceful.)

Accommodations

For your convenience, we have reserved rooms at a special rate of $89 per night including parking and breakfast at the Hampton Inn & Suites Phenix City, AL (620 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway • Phenix City, AL 36869). The hotel will serve as the home base of the tour, with Thursday and Friday night lectures taking place in the Riverside Meeting Room. However, you are welcome to stay wherever suits your family best.

To receive this special rate, please reserve your room(s) before April 4 by calling 866.799.3642 or hotel direct at 334.664.0776 and mention that you are part of the Landmarks in History Tour or reserve your room(s) online and enter Group Code lan.

Ticket Pricing

Adults (13+):$99
Youth (5-12):$75
Family *:$450

* Unlimited immediate family members (same household only please)

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