The Civil War left a lasting impression on the cities along the rivers of the United States. American Cruise Lines will delve deep into the region taking you to battlefields, monuments and museums, including Vicksburg Military Park. The onboard program will be tailored perfectly to the itinerary, emphasizing the personalities and strategies of the generals of both sides of the war, including Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, and PGT Beauregard.
 
The Mississippi River is home to some of America's most historic areas, including Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge, and a host of unique locales, each with its own story about the Civil War era in America. 
Historic Sites: Oak Alley Plantation, Vicksburg National Military Park, and much more.
 
Onboard Guest Lecturer
: As a Civil War scholar
and author, Dr. Michael
Deeb brings deep
knowledge and insight
to the events, themes
and history of the war
that shaped America's
roots. During our Civil
War cruise, Dr. Deeb
will lead several
presentations about
the historic battles and

significant locales along the Mississippi River. Throughout the cruise, Dr. Deeb will be available to answer questions and speak with guests, adding to everyone's superior historical cruise experience.
 
Helena Museum in Helena, AR: Guests will join Civil War expert John Darnell on a guided tour of the Helena Museum. This museum is a cultural resource that preserves the region’s natural beauty and rich history. After the tour, guests will have the opportunity to further explore the museum’s exhibits, which highlight Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, the Civil War, and much more.
 
National Military Park in Vicksburg, MS: This Park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg in 1863 and includes over 1,370 monuments and markers, a restored Union gunboat, and a national cemetery.  Guests aboard the Civil War theme cruises will enjoy an extended stay at the Visitors’ Center, filled with an impressive array of exhibits and artifacts from the Siege of Vicksburg.
 
Rosedown State Plantation in St. Francisville, LA: Experience a special tour of the 374-acre plantation. Most of the original imported furniture from the Civil War still remains on display in the mansion.  Crowds have been drawn to this plantation for years for its elaborate landscape, flourishing gardens, and unique American historical background.
 
Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge, LA: The city’s newest and largest museum features state-of-the-art exhibits exploring Louisiana’s fascinating culture and history. The Civil War exhibit is complete with an authentic Confederate submarine.
 
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Day 1 New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is a unique city rich in history and alive with tradition. Famed for its 17th century architecture, culturally-inspired cuisine and lively music, the rhythm of the city is as diverse as its people. Beginning your adventure in New Orleans will excite the senses as you explore the history of the French quarter, listen to spirited Jazz and indulge in some local cuisine. A visit to the French Market, the country’s oldest public market, is reminiscent of European markets, but in a tradition that is distinctively New Orleans.

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Day 2 Oak Alley, LA
New Orleans is a unique city rich in history and alive with tradition. Famed for its 17th century architecture, culturally-inspired cuisine and lively music, the rhythm of the city is as diverse as its people. Beginning your adventure in New Orleans will excite the senses as you explore the history of the French quarter, listen to spirited Jazz and indulge in some local cuisine. A visit to the French Market, the country’s oldest public market, is reminiscent of European markets, but in a tradition that is distinctively New Orleans. 
 
Monday, May 29, 2017
Day 3 Natchez, MS
Overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez was first established as a French fort site in 1716, later becoming part of the United States as the first capital of Mississippi in 1817. Perched over 200 feet above the Mississippi River with 30-mile views along the river both north and south, the bluff of Natchez is a place to marvel in the beauty and grandeur of the river. A quaint Southern town rich in culture, history, and known for its abundance of antebellum architecture, Natchez offers true southern hospitality with the attractions of a great small city. 
 
Monday, May 30, 2017
Day 4 Vicksburg, MS
Around every corner, U.S. history is alive in Vicksburg. This “Queen City of the Bluff” offers plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time. Civil war battlefields, century old churches, cotton fields, and restored train depots are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit. Marvel in the beautiful antebellum-style homes and watch Vicksburg’s history come to life at the riverfront murals.

 

Monday, May 31, 2017
Day 5 St. Franciville, LA
Established in 1809 and overlooking the Mississippi River, St. Francisville is a quaint Southern town that offers a glimpse into history. One of the largest shipping ports on the Mississippi River prior to the Civil War, St. Francisville is a small town with grand appeal. Experience this town’s rich history as you tour historic plantations, including the famous Rosedown and The Myrtles, or explore the captivating gardens in this area.
 
Tuesday, June  1, 2017
Day 6  Baton Rogue, LA
Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s state capital, was named over 300 years ago by French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville. The city’s rich cultural traditions are reflected through its African-American and Caribbean influenced architecture, experienced through its fiery Creole and Cajun cuisine, and heard in its soulful Blues and Cajun style music. Baton Rouge is a wondrous city brimming with Southern hospitality.

             

      

Wednesday, June 2, 2017
Day 7 Houmas House, LA
Become acquainted to the Houmas House and its history as well as its 38 acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live oak alley during this port stop. Make sure to explore the southern splendor of "The Sugar Palace" through 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.

Thursday, June 3, 2017
Day 8 New Orleans, LA
Welcome back to New Orleans, commonly referred to as the Birthplace of Jazz. There is something for everyone with this city’s history, culture and arts prevalent around every corner. The open air artist colony proudly displays local artist’s works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve the city’s rich history. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy this lively city.

8-Days Civil War Cruise Aboard the Mississippi Queen-Itinerary 

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