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The Color Bearer Weekend is by invitation only, open to all Regimental, Brigade, Division, Corps and National Color Bearers, as well as Founding Color Bearers.

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Civil War Trust Color Bearers are the true vanguard of the Civil War battlefield preservation movement.

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The Blue Angels are also headquartered at Naval Air Station Pensacola, along with the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Color Bearer Weekend

Pensacola, Florida

The Color Bearer Thank You Weekend is a by invitation only event, open to all Regimental, Brigade, Division, Corps and National Color Bearers, as well as Founding Color Bearers.

Pensacola has so much history to offer with battles from four different wars taking place in and around the area: The Revolutionary War, War of 1812, First Seminole War and the American Civil War.


Tour selections are now available. Please review the information below and complete your Registration & Tour Selections here »

Saturday Tour Options (Choose One)

Naval Air Station Pensacola Tour: A tour of Naval Air Station Pensacola, which will include Fort Barrancas, Fort Barrancas Cemetery, the Pensacola Lighthouse and the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Pensacola’s Coastal Fortifications: This tour will visit Fort Pickens, Fort Barrancas and the Advanced Redoubt. (Tour full, waitlist available)

Sunday Tour Options (Choose One)

Florida History Tour with Jim McMillen: Explore the main building of the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, followed by a living history presentation about Revolutionary War figure Bernardo de Galvez in Old Christ Church with Jim McMillen of the Pensacola Historic. You’ll have the option to take a very short walk through historic downtown to the church or take a shuttle. 

Historic Pensacola Walking Tour with Wesley Odom: 
You’ll have time to tour the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum’s main building first before the tour begins. You’ll be able to rediscover late colonial Pensacola with local historian and author, Wesley Odom.  The tour will begin in Plaza Ferdinand (just outside the museum’s entrance),  which is the site of a Jacksonian 1814 battle and where the general took control of Pensacola in 1821.  Mr. Odom will relate where old Spanish Pensacola began and ended, explain and show the British influence, discuss the Longest Siege of the American Revolution—passing through part of the battlefield—and speak about Jackson’s influence.   Sites visited will be the Plaza, Seville area, Ft. George, Civil War monument, and battlefield areas.  This tour will have more extensive walking than the Florida History Tour.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2017

  • 10:00 am to 7:00 pmRegistration
  • 5:45 pm to 6:30 pmHistory Talk with Dr. Brian Rucker“Pensacola As a Battleground: The City of Five Flags”
  • 6:30 pm to 8:00 pmWelcome Reception, beachside

Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • 7:30 am to 9:00 amRegistration with coffee and muffins to-go
  • 8:30 am to 5 pmOff-site tours, meet in hotel lobby
  • Dinner and evening on your own

Sunday, April 23, 2017

  • 8:00 am to 9:00 amClosing Breakfast and Q&A with Jim Lighthizer
  • 8:30 am to 12:30 pmOff-site tour
  • End of event


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

Official Event Hotel

Hilton Pensacola Beach

12 Via de Luna Drive
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

A block of rooms is being held at Hilton Pensacola Beach:
Group room rates range from $175 to $275/night, depending on whether you get a Standard Room, Deluxe Gulf View Room, a Junior Suite, or a one or two-bedroom suite.

To ensure the group rate please ask for the Civil War Trust room block. Reservations must be made by March 28, 2017. We encourage you to book rooms early as this is a popular time of year in Pensacola and rooms will fill up quickly. Book online here:

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