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Mississippi River: Civil War & Southern Culture
Activity Level: Mildly Active
Experience the culture and historical architecture of the South as you discover the legends, glory and magnitude of the American Civil War along the shores of the Mississippi River. The luxury steamboat American Queen takes you to ports in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, where you’ll find a wealth of living history, from grand antebellum mansions to notable sites and memorials from the momentous War Between the States, and more.
Trip highlights include:
- Begin in Memphis, home to many American icons including renowned Beale Street and Elvis’ famed Graceland
- Travel south to Helena, home to lovely mansions from before and after the legendary Battle of Helena
- Cruise to Vicksburg, where you’ll find the Vicksburg National Military Park, which commemorates the 47-day siege of the city in 1863
- See marvelous pre-Civil War mansions in Natchez
- Visit the quaint town of St. Francisville, offering a number of splendidly restored plantation homes
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital, rich with historic treasures including the renowned “Plantation Country”
- Walk beneath a canopy of 300-year-old oak trees on your way to explore Oak Alley Plantation
- Throughout your cruise, enjoy acclaimed cuisine, daily lectures by a river historian and nightly showboat-style entertainment and dancing
We’re excited to invite you on this very special historical cruise down the Mississippi River.
Prices range from $2,095-$5,695 (cruise only), depending on cabin category
Single Supplement: Call for details
Operator: Go Next & Great American Steamboat Co.
Friends & family are welcome—you don't have to be a UW graduate to travel with UW Alumni Tours!