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Tours Descriptions

Annual Conference

Chattanooga, Tennessee

“Last Best Chance: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns”

This summer, join the Civil War Trust members and staff — along with some of the nation's elite historians — for four days of camaraderie and Civil War touring in Chattanooga!

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 tour registration is now available. Check out our tour descriptions. If you’ve already registered for the conference, you wil sign into your account on RegOnline to update your registration with your tour selecions.

Hotel | Fees | Register & Update | Tour Descriptions | Historian Bios

Confirmed Speakers

Garry Adelman, Keith Bohannon, Michael R. Bradley, Mark Brainard, Peter Cozzens, A. Wilson Greene, Parker Hills, James Ogden, III, David Powell, William Glenn Robertson, Gregory Wade and Brian Steele Wills. Read their bios »

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

  • 9:00 am to 5:30 pmFull Day Optional Tour (additional fee will apply)
  • 1:00 to 5:30 pmHalf Day Optional Tour (additional fee will apply)
  • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pmRegistration open
  • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pmExhibit Hall open
  • 8:00 pm to 9:00 pmPhoto Extravaganza with Garry Adelman

Thursday, June 8

  • 6:30 am to 8:00 amBreakfast buffet
  • 7:30 am to 2:00 pmRegistration Open
  • 8:00 am to NoonHistory Talks
  • 8:00 am to 12:30 pmTours off site for The Color Bearers
  • 8:00 am to 9:00 pmExhibit Hall open
  • 1:00 pm to 2:30 pmOpening lunch
  • 2:30 pm to 5:00 pmKeynote History Talks
  • 6:30 pm to 9:00 pmReception and Author Dinner for The Color Bearers

Friday, June 9

  • 6:30 am to 8:00 amBreakfast buffet
  • 7:00 am to 9:00 amExhibit Hall open (closes after today)
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pmOff-site touring
  • 6:00 pm to 9:30 pmOptional dinner cruise with Jim Ogden (additional fee will appy)

Saturday, June 10

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

Sunday, June 11

  • 8:30am to 10:00 amBreakfast and Question and Answer Sessionwith Trust President, Jim Lighthizer

Headquarters  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

The Chattanoogan

1201 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 

Group room rate: $139+/night

Make your group reservation online »

Overflow Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown

407 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

New group room rate: $149++/night. This rate is good until May 8, 2017, or until the rooms sell out, whichever is first. To book the group rate using one of these methods:

- Call (423) 756-5150 and provide group name: Civil War Trust

- Make your group reservation online here »

- Visit Enter your arrival date and departure date and then click on “Add special rate codes.” In the “Group code” field, enter your group code, which is CWG. The group information will pull up and you will continue the reservation process.

Free transportation available, with drop off about 1 ½ to 2 blocks from The Chattanoogan. Learn more:

 Conference Fees

Attendees of 2016 Conference

$560 per person - Code required, rate ends February 15, 2017

Standard Internet Registration

$580 per person - Early Bird online registration, rate through February 15

$605 per person - Online registration, rate after February 15

Phone and Mail-In Registration

$590 per person - Rate through February 15

$615 per person - Rate after February 15

Cancellation Fees

After March 15 - We apologize, but no refunds after this date

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