Member Bus Trip 2014

Travels Through Time Civil War Bus Tour

June 9 - 13, 2014

2014 bus trip

Sherman's March to Atlanta

The Ohio History Connection invites you to join us this summer as we continue commemorating the anniversary of the Civil War and the importance of Ohio and Ohioans during this era of American history. This five-day tour includes visits to the Chattanooga/Chickamauga Battlefields, Atlanta Cyclorama, Andersonville Prison and much more, as we explore events of 1864. Accommodations include two historic hotels: the Sheraton Read House in Chattanooga and the Artmore Hotel in Atlanta. As always, Travels Through Time tours are escorted by knowledgeable OHS staff to make your journey entertaining and fun.

Day One
After a day of travel through Ohio and Kentucky, our first major stop is Lookout Mountain in Tennessee, where we will learn about "The Battle Above the Clouds."
Day Two
Day two includes a memorable visit to the Chattanooga and Chickamauga Battlefields with a guided tour. Then we travel to Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia for a guided tour.

Day Three
In Atlanta, we’ll tour the famous Atlanta Cyclorama and Museum, followed by an afternoon and evening at Stone Mountain Park. The evening includes a picnic dinner, laser show and fireworks!

Day Four
Most of the day will be spent touring the Andersonville Prison site and visitor center, where we’ll learn about the thousands of Union soldiers who were held captive there.

Day Five
Our trip home includes a fun lunch stop at the Boone Tavern in Berea, Kentucky.

Single, $1219 (OHS Member, $1159)
Double, $919 (OHS Member, $859)
Triple, $819 (OHS Member, $759)
Quad, $759 (OHS Member, $699)
For more information or to reserve your seat: call 800.686.1541 or email The deadline for reservations is May 9, 2014.

Detailed Itinerary

Day One: Monday, June 9
7:00 a.m.
Depart from Ohio History Center in Columbus
12:30 p.m.  Arrive in Knoxville, TN for quick lunch stop (cost not included)
1:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m. Arrive at Lookout Mountain, TN for a guided tour
5:00 p.m. Depart
5:30 p.m. Arrive in Chattanooga, TN - hotel check in, Sheraton Read House Hotel
6:15 p.m. Depart for dinner in downtown Chattanooga (included)
8:00 p.m.
Return to hotel


Day Two: Tuesday, June 10

Breakfast at hotel (included)
8:00 a.m. Hotel checkout and depart
8:30 p.m. Arrive at Chickamauga and Chattanooga Battlefields for guided tour
11:00 a.m. Depart
12:00 p.m. Quick lunch stop (cost not included)
1:00 p.m.  Depart
1:30 p.m. Arrive at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park for guided tour
4:45 p.m. Tour visitor center at Kennesaw Mountain
5:15 p.m. Depart
5:30 p.m. Arrive in Kennesaw for dinner at Front Porch Southern Dining (included)
7:30 p.m. Depart
8:30 p.m. Arrive in Atlanta - hotel check in, Artmore Hotel


Day Three: Wednesday, June 11

Breakfast at hotel (included)
9:00 a.m.
Depart hotel and visit Atlanta Cyclorama and Museum
11:00 a.m. Depart
11:30 a.m. Visit Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
1:00 p.m. Depart
1:15 p.m. Lunch at Mary Mac's Tea Room (included)
2:45 p.m. Depart
4:00 p.m.

Arrive at Stone Mountain Park to tour the mountain
and enjoy either a cable car ride, plantation tour, museum or mini golf

7:30 p.m.
Picnic dinner on lawn at Stone Mountain (included)
8:30 p.m.
Laser light show and fireworks
9:30 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Arrive at hotel

Day Four: Thursday, June 12

Breakfast at hotel (included)
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. Arrive at Andersonville Prison site
11:00 a.m. Guided tour of Andersonville
12:00 p.m. Arrive at Fort Valley, GA and visit Lane Southern Orchards for lunch (included)
1:45 p.m. Board tram for guided tour of orchard
3:00 p.m. Depart
4:00 p.m. Arrive at Milledgeville to visit the old Governor's Mansion
5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
Return to hotel for an evening off and dinner on your own


Day Five: Friday, June 13

Breakfast at hotel (included)
7:00 a.m.
Hotel check out and depart
12:30 p.m.  Arrive in Berea, KY for lunch at Boone Tavern (included) 
2:00 p.m.  Depart
Quick dinner stop (cost not included)
7:00 p.m. Arrive at Ohio History Center in Columbus