Battle of Shiloh - Private and Personal 8 Hour Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

539904


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. This is a very family friendly tour. Children and teens (especially boys) LOVE this tour!

Friendly: No.
My car is not wheelchair accessible and you should be able to enter and exit the car without too much assistance.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

America's Waterloo


The battle of Shiloh was America's bloodiest battle to that date. Two days of intensive fighting are remarkably told and experienced on this tour of one of the best preserved battlefields in the National Park Service. Any understanding of this nation should include the knowledge you will gain by understanding the battle that altered the course of a war and changed the trajectory of American history.

On April 6 and 7, 1862 over 100, 000 Confederate and Union troops slammed into each other at this unlikely venue. Both North and South expected this confrontation to ultimately decide the Civil War and bring about its hasty conclusion. What ultimately happened could not have been farther from those hopes. The Battle of Shiloh stunned the nation and ushered in a horrifying reality that the conflict would be long, very bloody as well as heartbreaking to all Americans.

Shiloh battlefield is a driving tour with multiple stops that will include some light walking.

Itinerary

The trip to Shiloh will be approximately 2 hours but with interesting stops and photo ops along the way.
At the National Park, we will tour the museum and watch a short movie about the battle.
We will then tour part of the battlefield and then break for lunch.
After lunch, we will continue on a more detailed inspection of the points of interest and discuss various theories about what happened and why.
By 3:00 p. m. we will begin our 90 minute drive to return to Memphis.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

You will be transported in an air conditioned 2015 Mercedes Sedan with room for 3 passengers. If your group is larger that 3, please message me for alternative vehicles.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: All transportation as well as my personal services as your guide. Also included is entrance to the National Park, the Visitor's Center and Museum. I will not only show your what transpired but will also present theories as to what went wrong, why there were many missed opportunities on both sides, and the politics that interfered with military strategy.

As a bonus we will see several antebellum homes in the vicinity that housed Generals, assorted spies and scoundrels that were involved in the battle.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 USD - Local currency required only for lunch

What’s Extra

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Southern Hospitality is real! You will be provided with plenty of water, soft drinks and snacks. If you book the tour in warmer weather, you will also be provided with cold towels for your comfort.

Restrictions

My vehicle is not wheelchair accessible.

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    Tour Price

    475 USD PER TOUR(for up to 3 people) (duration: 8 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    539904


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. This is a very family friendly tour. Children and teens (especially boys) LOVE this tour!

    Friendly: No.
    My car is not wheelchair accessible and you should be able to enter and exit the car without too much assistance.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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