Registration & Updates

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

Step 1: Register

Registration has closed.

Step 2: Select Tours

Step 3: Confirmation


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

Omni Richmond Hotel

100 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

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Annual Conference

Richmond, Virginia

"The Road to Appomattox"

This summer, experience the final events of 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 some of America's great Civil War battlefields in Virginia.

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.

Schedule | Hotel | Fees | Tours | Historian Bios | History Talks | Exhibit Hall


North Anna to the Pamunkey River; Battles of Haw’s Shop, Totopotomoy Creek, and Cold Harbor; Breakthrough at Petersburg; Lee’s Retreat, Part 1; Lee’s Retreat, Part 2; Overview of Lee's Retreat in One Day, Overview of Peteresburg, Historic Homes and Gardens (Friday only); Colonial Williamsburg (Saturday only). See Tour Descriptions »

Newly Added! Early Arrival Tour Opportunity to Pamplin Historical Park on Wednesday, June 3. Additional fee applies. Learn more & Register »

Color Bearers: Please take a minute to select your Thursday tour and RSVP for the Color Bearer dinner. Color Bearer Thursday RSVP »

Confirmed Speakers

Garry Adelman, Mike Andrus, Emmanuel Dabney, Antonio Elmaleh, Gary Gallagher, A. Wilson Greene, Christopher Kolakowski, Robert E. L. Krick, Wayne Motts, John Pagano, Gordon Rhea, James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr., Patrick Schroeder, Richard "Dick" Sommers, Randy Watkins. See the Historian Bios »


Tentative Itinerary

Wednesday, June 3

Thursday, June 4

  • 6:30 am to 8:40 amBreakfast buffet
  • 7:30 am to 2:00 pmRegistration Open
  • 8:00 am to NoonHistory Talks (Learn more »)
  • 8:00 am to 12:30 pmTour off site for Color Bearers
  • 8:00 am to 9:00 pmExhibits open
  • 1:00 pm to 2:15 pmOpening lunch with Jim Lighthizer welcome & award
  • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pmLectures
  • 6:30 pm to 9:00 pmReception and Author Dinner for Color BearersSpeaker Dr. Bud Robertson, “Has the Civil War Really Ended?”

Friday, June 5

  • 6:30 am to 8:00 amBreakfast buffet
  • 7:00 am to 9:00 amExhibits open
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pmOff-site touring
  • 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm1865 Photo Extravaganza with Garry Adelman

Saturday, June 6

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

Sunday, June 7

  • 8:00 am to 10:00 amBreakfast and Q&A Session with Trust President, Jim Lighthizer

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 - SOLD OUT

Omni Richmond Hotel

100 S. 12th Street
Richmond, VA

(800) THE-OMNI

Register Online

Call 800-THE-OMNI and ask for the Civil War Trust 2015 Annual Conference group room rate. Room reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 19, 2015 before 5 pm to get group ro0m rate.

Room rate: $132+tax/night

Valet parking is $20+tax/night

Additional Hotel Suggestion - SOLD OUT

The Berkeley Hotel

1200 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Phone: 804-780-1300



The closest airport, Richmond International Airport (RIC), is approximately 15 minutes to the Omni Hotel. Approximate Taxi Fee is $25/one way.

Parking at the Omni

$22/day for valet (take in and out as much as needed)
$21/day for self-park (must stay there for the day without incurring extra costs)

 Conference Fees

Internet Registration Has Closed.

Cancellation Fees

Before January 31 - Full Refund
January 31 to February 28 - Refund of registration fee, minus $100
After February 28 - We apologize, but no refunds after this date

 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 in Richmond, Virginia on June 4 – 7, 2015. There will be six (6) STUDENT scholarships. These are 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. These are 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.

** The application period has closed. Scholarship recipients will be informed by the end of March.

 Exhibit Hall Registration

Registration Closed.

Are you an author or non-profit organization interested in putting your name in front of hundreds of the Civil War Trust’s most dedicated members? Are you ready to share your Civil War passion by showcasing your product? Do you want to participate in the final annual conference of the Sesquicentennial? Then join the Civil War Trust’s exhibit hall in Richmond, VA from June 3 – 5, 2015. Along with other non-profit organizations, authors, and dedicated preservationists, you will have a unique opportunity to meet hundreds of enthusiastic battlefield preservationists while spreading the word of your good work.

Please contact Bonnie Repasi at or 1-800-298-7878 x7229 for additional information or registration forms.

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