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Anyone is welcome to register for the Annual Conference; feel free to invite friends & family to attend.

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Location

The following is the hotel where events will take place; attendees must make their own reservation and may choose other accommodations.

Wyndham Gettysburg

95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA


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Annual Conference

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

"High Tide at Gettysburg"

This summer promises to be our largest conference ever! Join the Civil War with Civil War Trust members and staff — along with some of the nation's elite historians — for four days of camaraderie and Civil War touring at Gettysburg

Conference Registration Fee includes tours, tour guides, coaches, conference program, name tags, breakfast, lunch, and a Saturday Banquet. Fee does not include hotel registration; attendees must make their own reservations.

Conference FeesHotel | Tours |  Scholarship

Tours

Annual Conference registration includes Friday and Saturday tours. Color Bearer members also may attend tours on Thursday. An optional tour is available Wednesday for an additional charge. See Tour Descriptions » 

When you're ready to register & make your tour selections, visit our new registration site: https://www.regonline.com/2016cwtannualconference »

Confirmed Speakers

Garry Adelman, Kent Masterson Brown, Charlie Fennell, Jared Frederick, Troy Harman, D. Scott Hartwig, James Hessler, Lawrence Keener-Farley, Wayne Motts, Carol Reardon, Dave Richards, Timothy H. Smith, Daniel Toomey, Richard Sommers, Eric Wittenberg, George Wunderlich. See Speakers' Biographies »

Schedule

This schedule is tentative; times subject to change.

Wednesday, June 1

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pmOptional* Full Day Tour TBA (lunch included)
  • 12:45 pm – 5:00 pmOptional* Half Day Tour TBA
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pmExhibit Hall open
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pmConference Registration open
  • 6:00 – 6:45 pmReception (Honor Guard members ONLY)
  • 8:00 – 9:00 pmPhoto Extravaganza with Garry Adelman

* Additional fee applies to attend Optional Tours.

Thursday, June 2

  • 6:00 – 8:00 amCoffee to-go
  • 6:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast buffet
  • 7:30 am – 2:00 pmRegistration open
  • 7:30 am – 7:30 pmExhibit Hall open
  • 7:45 am – 12:30 pmTours off-site for Color Bearers
  • 8:30 am – noonHistory Talks
  • 1:00 pm – 2:15 pmOpening lunch
  • 2:30 – 5:15 pmLectures
  • 5:15 – 6:00 pmMeet and greet with Conference historians
  • 6:45 – 9:30 pmReception and Dinner (Color Bearer members ONLY)Guest speaker: George Wunderlich

Friday, June 3

  • 6:00 – 6:00 amCoffee to-go
  • 6:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast buffet
  • 7:00 – 9:00 amExhibits open, they close after this morning
  • 7:30 am – 5:30 pmOff-site touring
  • 6:30 pm – 9:30 pmNight on the Town** (downtown Gettysburg)

**Complimentary transportation will be offered to and from downtown Gettysburg to enjoy all that First Night Gettysburg has to offer. More information on what museums and shops will stay open will be available in May. You will be on your own for dinner and it is recommended that you make reservations at many of the restaurants.

Saturday, June 4

  • 6:00 – 8:00 amCoffee to-go
  • 6:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast buffet
  • 7:30 am – 5:30 pmOff-site touring
  • 6:45 pm – 10:00 pmReception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, June 5

  • 7:00 – 8:00 amCoffee break
  • 8:00 – 10:00 amBreakfast and Question and Answer Sessionwith Trust President, Jim Lighthizer

  • 10:00 amConference is concluded

 Conference Fees

Regular Internet Registration

$615 per person - Online registration rate beginning March 1st

Phone and Mail-In Registration

$625 per person - Beginning March 1st

Cancellation Fees

March 1 to March 15 - Refund of registration fee, minus $100
After March 15 - We apologize, but no refunds after this date

Booking Your Hotel

Events, History Talks, and Tours will take place at the Official Annual Conference Hotel; however conference attendees must make their own reservation and may choose other accommodations.

Official Annual Conference Hotel

Wyndham Gettysburg

95 President Circle
Gettysburg, PA

717-339-0020

Book Hotel Online

Call 717-339-0020 and ask for the Civil War Trust - Annual Meeting group room rate.

Room rate: $139+tax/night

Additional/Overflow Hotel Suggestion

Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg

115 Presidential Circle
Gettysburg, PA

1-800-321-2211

Book Hotel Online

Call 1-800-321-2211 and ask for the Civil War Trust - Annual Meeting group room rate.

Room rate: $139+tax/night until May 9th

Hampton Inn Gettysburg

1280 York Rd
Gettysburg, PA

717-338-9121

Call 717-338-9121 and ask for the Civil War Trust - Annual Meeting group room rate.

Room rate: $109+tax/night

Transportation

Recommendations for ground transportation from area airports to event

From Harrisburg Airport (45 miles from Wyndham)

1) Stars and Stripes Tours and Transportations
1-877-723-1863
https://www.starsandstripestours.com/shuttles
Cost for one way trip to the Wyndham $75.00 Per Person with a minimum of 2 passengers

2) Henderson Limo Service, Inc.
Contact: Evelyn Henderson
717-232-3227
Approximate Cost for one way trip to the Wyndham $110

From Dulles Airport (80 miles from Wyndham)

1) Dulles Taxi Service
1-703-572-8294
Approximate Cost for one way trip to the Wyndham $166

From BWI Airport (63 miles from Wyndham)

1) Ranstrans Executive Motor Group
Contact: Ransom
1-443-677-0432
ranstrans@aol.com
Approximate cost for one way trip to the Wyndham $185

2) Stars and Stripes Tours and Transportations
1-877-723-1863
https://www.starsandstripestours.com/shuttles
Cost for one way trip to the Wyndham $95.00 Per Person with a minimum of 2 passengers

3) Taxi Service
410-859-1100
Approximate cost for one way trip to the Wyndham $155

 Scholarship Program

For Teachers and College Students

Through the generosity of our donors, the Civil War Trust is pleased to offer ten (10) full scholarships to attend the 2015 Annual Conference. There will be six (6) STUDENT scholarships available to COLLEGE students that are studying, and have an interest in the Civil War. In addition, there will be four (4) TEACHER scholarships available to current teachers who are enthusiastic about teaching about the Civil War in their classrooms. These full conference scholarships include registration fees, travel expenses and hotel accommodations for the duration of the conference

We are no longer accepting 2016 scholarship aplications.
For more information about this program, please visit www.civilwar.org/conferencescholarship »

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