Civil War Road Trips
The road trip is a classic American rite of passage, and few routes are more memorable than those marked by the Civil War. Stops include major battlefield sites such as Gettysburg and Manassas, but there's more to a Civil War road trip than just hitting the mega sites. Head off the beaten path into lesser-visited, but no less remarkable, regions. The routes offer more than battlefields, too. Museums, exhibits and more tempt Civil War enthusiasts. Get ready for a Civil War road trip along these 5 historic routes.
The Deep South: Louisiana and Mississippi
The Carolinas Campaign: The End of the War
Valerie Conners is a freelance writer and editor who has worked for media outlets such as the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer and Frommer's Travel Guides. She's happiest when eating spicy massaman curries on the beach in Koh Mook, Thailand, snorkeling with sea turtles in Indonesia and bargaining for bangles in Indian markets.