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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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Weekend FAQ

Color Bearer Weekend

Baltimore, Maryland

Find the answers to your questions about attending the Civil War Trust's 2016 Color Bearer Weekend in Baltimore on April 15–17.

Your Trip | During Event

 FAQ for planning for your trip to Baltimore

1. Where will the Color Bearer Weekend be held in Baltimore?

The weekend will take place out of the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel. The tours will leave and depart from the Royal Sonesta. The hotel is located at 550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD, directly across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

2. Do I need to stay at the Royal Sonesta to participate in the Color Bearer Weekend?

No. You can stay anywhere!

3. If the Civil War Trust room block is sold out, what should I do about a room?

First send an email to and asked to be put on a waiting list for the host hotel. Please include the date of your arrival, departure, any special requests and the best way to contact you. Second, please visit to find a room that fits within your budget.  

4. What is the approximate taxi fare from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)?

A taxi ride will be approximately $40 for one way.

5. What is fee for parking at the Royal Sonesta?

Valet Parking is $46.80/night and self-park is $28.00/night.

6. Will I need a car once I arrive at the hotel for the Color Bearer Weekend?

All activities that are scheduled will have transportation provided for you. Your only need for a car is for any off site trips you want to take on your own.  

7. What else is there to see and do around Baltimore?

Who better than the locals to give you a helping hand?

Also, check our own Civil War Discovery Trail:

 FAQ for during the Color Bearer Weekend

1. What is a personal itinerary and why is it so important?

You will receive a personal itinerary on-site when you register. It will provide you with information about what tours and events you signed up for and when your specific tour lines up for departure. All tours depart at different times, so please be sure to remember when the tour you signed up for departs. We will not hold a bus for you if you are tardy, so please be sure to be on time.

2. Will there be Civil War Trust merchandise for sale during the weekend?

A: No, sorry. we will not have merchandise available for sale during the weekend. However, if you are interested in Civil War Trust merchandise is always for sale online at, and go to our Store drop down menu.

3. What is the attire during for the activities scheduled during the Color Bearer Weekend?

For the Friday evening reception on the USS Constellation, please dress for the weather, but the evening will be business casual attire. For the tours on Saturday and Sunday, please dress casually with closed toed walking shoes. Also, please remember to check the weather and be prepared for any type of weather.

4. Is there a planned dinner for Saturday night?

No, you are on your own for dinner on Saturday evening. There are many restaurant options within close walking distance to the hotel. We are located directly across from the Inner Harbor. 

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