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This year is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865). Commemorative events will be happening through 2015.  A wonderful way to be a part of this historical event is to take advantage of these Sesquicentennial (that means 150th) Getaways.  These trips include battlefield tours led by local experts, re-enactments, stays at historical locations, 1860s themed meals, and more.

Reservations for Preservation. BnBFinder inns also are commemorating the Civil War Sesquicentennial by helping preserve the land on which many of the historic battles were fought. A portion of each booking will be donated to help save the battlefields and educate the public on their historical value. Join thousands who are helping preserve Civil War history by staying at a participating inn.

The Second Battle of Bull Run, Currier & Ives

Select from the specials listed below or experience history at an inn near these Civil War landmarks:
Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg, MD)
Battle of Fort Sumter (Charleston SC)
Battle of Gettysburg (Gettysburg, PA)
Battle of Wilson's Creek (Springfield, MO)
First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas, VA)
Seven Days Battles (Richmond, VA)


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Central Region
Taylorville - Market Street Inn
Lincoln sites in Springfield IL third night 1/2 price
Bucket list reminder: you need to schedule a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. The Market Street Inn is just 30 minutes from Springfield IL. All rooms w/ fireplaces, most rooms w/whirlpool tubs, candlelight breakfast at fireside. Third night 1/2 price. Call us to tailor your stay. 217.824.7220
(01/11/2014 through 12/26/2014)
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Heartland Region
Springfield - 1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor B&B
Kentucky's Civil War Touring & Learning Package
Kentucky Experience: Horses/Bourbon/Lincoln & More: Choose an interest and a customized excursion will be arranged for you! A 3-night Minimum is required. Receive 2 FREE TICKETS (2 Adults for 1 of the following activities of your choice listed below are furnished for a 3-night stay.) Kentucky Spirits (Bourbon or Wine Trail) Package: FREE TOURS AND TASTINGS: 2-3 Area Bourbon Distilleries OR Wineries, Receive a Keepsake Gift - a pair of etched sipping glasses, Meet the Master Distiller/Wine Master, Receive a Discount at each Gift Shop, AND Enjoy Samples of the Finest Bourbons/Wines made in this Region at the local Bourbon/Wine Bar. A Limo may be arranged for your transportation at $75/hour - plus applicable taxes and gratuity. Group Shuttle Tours are NOW AVAILABLE as well! Kentucky Horse Lover's Package: 2 FREE TICKETS at either Keeneland OR Churchill Downs Race Track, during racing season, Receive Horse Racing Museum Tickets, Arrangements to visit a working race horse farm for a behind the scenes experience, and tickets to the KY Horse Park. Kentucky Civil War Package: Enjoy 2 FREE MUSEUM TICKETS to 2 Civil War Museums, Walk the Perryville Battlefield, Shop the a local Civil War Antique Shops, and tour the John Hunt Morgan Trail in Central Kentucky. Ideal, educational experience for Civil War Enthusiasts!
(11/07/2013 through 11/01/2014)
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Hershey-Dutch Country Region
Gettysburg - The Gaslight Inn Bed & Breakfast
Essential Gettysburg Package
The Gaslight Inn's Essential Gettysburg Package includes the following items: *2, 1-day vouchers to the Gettysburg National Military Park and Visitor Center attractions: 20 min. film, "A New Birth of Freedom," the Cyclorama presentation and extensive artifact museum, 2- hour tour of the Battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide (extended tours of three hours or greater are easily arranged and a 3 hr. tour is highly recommended), tour of the Shriver House Museum, Eisenhower Farm or the newly restored Wills House, and 2 scoops of Mr. G's wonderful homemade ice cream. The price of this package (for 2 guests) is $103. Please call the Inn for reservations. This package can be modified to some degree such as adding a $50 gift card for dinner at a restaurant of your choice. Speak with the innkeeper about changes when you call. NOTE: The package price does not include lodging.
(07/02/2014 through 07/02/2015)
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Hanover - Shining Dawn Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center
Exploring Gettysburg
Package includes: • Two-night stay at Shining Dawn B&B for two • Delicious full breakfast for two each morning of your stay • A copy of Tom Huntington’s book, “Pennsylvania Civil War Trails: The Guide to Battle Sites, Monuments, Museums and Towns” (a $14.95 value) • Copies of the Battle of Hanover Walking Tour Guide and the Gettysburg Walking Tour Guide • Enjoy a relaxing evening viewing the movie “Gettysburg,” “Gods and Generals,” or “The Horses of Gettysburg” in the privacy of your room. Package prices start at $235, plus tax (depending upon choice of room).
(01/01/2013 through 12/31/2014)
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Lancaster Region
Marietta - Ascot House Bed and Breakfast
Civil War Reservations for Preservation Reservations for Preservation
Ascot House B&B is participating in the "Reservations for Preservation" campaign. Make a reservation with us and we will donate $5 to the Civil War Trust.
(06/12/2014 through 12/31/2014)
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Millersville - Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast
Weekday Special - Special weekday rates
Stay two or more nights Sunday through Wednesday and receive at least a 30% discount on one night.
(07/11/2013 through 12/31/2014)
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Central Region
Orange - Mayhurst Inn
Mayhurst Inn Civil War Vacation Package All Parts of Package Discounted from Normal Costs
Civil War Vacation Package You will begin your vacation at the historic Mayhurst Inn which was General A.P. Hill had his HQ from November 1863 to May 1864, and where 18,000 Confederate Troops camped. You can borrow our metal detector and find some artifacts. As Pat says, 18,000 guys and no one to pick up after them, they left a lot of stuff around. Generals Lee, Jackson and A.P. Hill all visited at Mayhurst. Washington did not sleep here. On your first full day at Mayhurst go on a guided personalized tour with a private professional tour guide from "TourGuide, Ltd". Visit sites like: St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Orange (See the Pew used by General Lee) McGowan Winter Camp Site at Montpelier The Civil War Museum in Gordonsville Ellwood Manor The Wilderness Battlefield Chancellorsville Brandy Station Cedar Mountain Battlefield Mine Run Campaign Minimum 15 day advanced booking required. Weekdays recommended. Package Includes: 2 nights lodging in one of our beautiful guestrooms Full breakfast each morning Champagne and Strawberries Guided Civil War Tour $706.05 Weekends, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included $663.25 Weekdays, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included Add a child - $50 You MUST call or e-mail us at the time you make your reservation to request any of these Packages. Not available with any other discount. Room selection subject to availability.
(12/31/2013 through 12/31/2014)
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Orange - Holladay House Bed and Breakfast
4-Hour Scenic Heritage Tour
Frank Walker, celebrated author and historian, has stated: you can't spit in Orange County without hitting a spot of historic significance. A fantastic storyteller, Frank and his tour guides will "connect the spots" and weave a great tale of the history of Orange County, Virginia. Frank can tailor the content of the scenic heritage tour to your interests - just ask! This package includes: • 2 nights at the Holladay House Bed and Breakfast in either the Green Room, Blue Room or Oak Room • 2 locally-sourced made-from-scratch breakfasts • a 4-hour step-on tour (in your vehicle) with Frank Walker or one of his personally trained tour guides connecting the county’s extensive heritage with the sites and venues all around you • a tour start-time of your choosing • exclusive access to special historic sites, like Robert E Lee's pew at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Orange, VA • a selection of beverages to take on your tour • a signed copy of Frank Walker's book, Remembering: A History of Orange County, Virginia • a self-guided tour packet to discover more history on your own • homemade cookies and beverages upon your return $599 for two guests, including tax but not gratuity.
(03/13/2014 through 03/30/2015)
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Richmond - Grace Manor Inn
Civil War Package
Do you consider yourself to be a history buff? Plan a trip to Richmond and learn more about the South’s role in the great Civil war as well as some of Richmond’s own wonderful local history. During your stay, enjoy breakfast at the Historic Grace Manor Inn. Afterwards, a private tour guide will pick you up and take you to the Museum & White House of the Confederacy. There, you will be admitted to the Museum and be given a guided tour of the White House. Following the tour, your driver will take you on a customized tour of other Civil War sites. We just need to know in advance where and when you'd like to go (the driver is yours for 3 hours altogether). Just add $145 to your chosen suite and your package will then include: 2 tickets to the Museum & White House of the Confederacy, a private tour guide/driver for 3 hours and gourmet breakfasts each day of your stay.
(08/15/2013 through 08/15/2014)
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