Steamboatin’ the Mississippi River
A Deep South/Civil War Itinerary
Memphis – New Orleans
April 7 - 15, 2013
Come along for 7-nights of Steamboatin’ aboard the American Queen Steamboat as she returns to the legendary Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans. Noted Civil War historian and lecturer, and author of seven books on the Civil War, David J. Eicher, will be a special lecturer on board as we slowly meander past shorelines of tall pines, wide-reaching oaks, farmsteads with column porches and welcoming verandahs.
Deposit by December 31, 2012 and receive a $200 per person credit.
Your Tour Includes:
- 7-night cruise aboard the American Queen Steamboat
- All Meals aboard the Steamboat
- Complimentary shore tours on your voyage
- One-night Post New Orleans
- Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.
- Complimentary wines and beers with dinner.
- Captain’s Champagne Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner
- Hot and cold Canapés at cocktail hour every evening
- Distinguished Civil War author and historian – Dave Eicher
Included Tour: The Malco Theater, which was made famous in the movie “Walk the Line.” Visit Handworks Boutique, a store that was featured on “ABC World News Tonight.” Discover the Delta Cultural Center which preserves and presents the heritage of the 27-county region of eastern Arkansas.
Bubba’s Blues Corner offers hard-to-find blues music. Biscuit Row features the rehabilitation of buildings at this gritty intersection that was the home of the blues in Helena in the earliest days. Experience the cultural heritage at the Helena Museum.
Lastly, visit two preserved houses from the late 1880s and 1890s: the Fort Curtis/Moore–Horner House and the Pillow Thompson House.
Freedom Park, Arkansas’ first Network to Freedom site—a National Park Service designation for key Underground Railroad sites.
Included Tour: The Old Court House Museum, which showcases thousands of artifacts from pre-Columbian times to Civil War implements and a gift shop with authentic Civil War relics. The Duff Green Mansion and Levee Street Depot Museum are also part of the history Vicksburg has to offer. The Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, where Coca-Cola was first bottled in 1894, and the Yesterday’s Child Doll and Toy Museum has one of the largest collections in the USA of rare 19th- and 20th-century French and German bisque dolls.
Included Tour: A narrated tour of the mansions Longwood, Stanton Hall, and Rosalie Mansion. Stanton Hall and the Longwood mansion were built in the early 1800s and are owned and preserved today by the Pilgrimage Garden Club. Stanton Hall is widely regarded as the grandest of the Natchez mansions.
Included Tour: The Grace Episcopal Church and the West Florida Republic Park, as well as Old Market Hall, where you can browse through art, jewelry, handmade items and music. The Historical Society Museum on Ferdinand St., has some great exhibits.