• Walk the fields. Touch the soil.
    Hear the whispers of the ghosts of those
    who fought for cause and country.

    The best way to appreciate history is to experience it. No matter how many books or maps one studies, nothing can compare to seeing the real thing. I have visited hundreds of sites related to the Civil War while working on my Civil War Road Trip books, and I want to help you get as much out of your travels as possible.

  • Connect with our past by exploring
    the living roots of American history.

    The Civil War defined America as we know it. The lasting effects of the great conflict are still felt today and its causes and merits will be debated for generations. Whether viewed as a war for slavery or a war of aggression, a war for union or a second American Revolution, much of what we are as a nation can be tied directly to the Civil War.

  • Discover hallowed ground.

    The legacy of the Civil War is everywhere. It was fought on battlefields great and small – from Florida to Idaho to Vermont to Arizona. It was also fought in newspapers, town halls, and living rooms from coast to coast. This great and terrible event that unites and divides us even today is complex, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. My books can help.

The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide by Michael Weeks
Civil War Road Trip, First Manassas to Gettysburg by Michael Weeks
Civil War Road Trip II, Virginia & Maryland by Michael Weeks

This site, my books, and my presentations are all designed to:

  • Help travelers explore the most important sites related to the Civil War easily and efficiently, whether famous or obscure
  • Educate people about the value and the rewards of historic travel
  • Promote the preservation of Civil War battlefields and historic sites through tourism and activism

If you have any comments or suggestions, or if there is any way that I can help you in your journey, please use my contact page to let me know. I wish you all happy and safe travels, and I look forward to swapping stories with you.

- Michael Weeks

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