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Civil War Tour Cumberland County

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RJ Harris Civil War Bus Trip

Event Date: March 31, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM


Join RJ Harris 'Civil War Bus Trip'

Sponsored by: Civil War and More and Innovative Coach

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Informational tour of local Civil War sites
  • 9:15am - Bus departs at Sam’s Club parking lot - 6520 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 - Heading to Carlisle
  • Bus travels eastward towards the west bank of the Susquehanna River
  • Bus travelers will be joined by noted local and Civil War Historian, Jim Schmick. You will be amazed at the amount of civil war history in Cumberland County that took place just prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. You will receive a packet of local historical photos and information to help paint the scene of June 1863 as we visit/stop at the actual locations until 4pm. 
  • A lunch will be provided containing a sandwich, chips, fruit, cookies, and a drink. We will stop to eat lunch off the coach and have access to bathrooms.
  • Motorcoach driver tip is also included in your ticket price.
  • Try to imagine rebel troops in Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill and Jeb Stuart’s Cavalry in Carlisle! Come join us on RJ’s local Civil War Tour
  • Rain or shine. No refunds. Vocuher may only be used for this Civil War  bus tour on 3/31/2020.
  • Please choose sandwich selection when ordering bus tickets: Ham or Turkey or Peanut Butter/Jelly
  • The bus is handicap accessible but some of the locations may not be. 
  • Contact: iHeart Media 717 540-8800

The following is a brief synopsis of the history we will cover on this tour.

  • Mid-June of 1863, Pennsylvania's Governor Curtin can see that the Confederates are heading to Harrisburg.  Citizens from Harrisburg, both black and white, start building fortifications on Harrisburg's West Shore.  Also, the New York National Guard and the Pennsylvania Emergency Militia are coming in to help.
  • By June 28, 15,000 Rebels are in Carlisle and 1240 cavalry take Mechanicsburg.  Skirmishes are now being fought along Trindle Road and the Carlisle Pike, as far as 28th and Market Street in Camp Hill.  
  • On June 30th, Lee has to recall his troops to Gettysburg because the Union troops have caught up to him.
  • Unaware of Lee's orders, General Jeb Stuart's Cavalry comes into Carlisle on July 1st hunting for Ewell's men.
  • These sites and much more will be covered on the tour.”
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  • This is a Rain or Shine Event. No Refunds or Substitutions will be made due to weather.
  • Valid for the RJ Harris Civil War Bus Tour on March 31, 2020 only.
  • Make your sandwich choice upon ordering. No substitutions will be made.
  • Must be on time for all bus departures and follow tour guide's directions.
  • Not responsible if left behind by the bus.
  • Arrive early - Bus departs PROMPTLY at 9:15am at Sam's Club parking lot - 6520 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.
  • The bus is handicap accessible but some of the locations may not be. Contact: iHeart Media 717 540-8800.

Contact & Directions

Civil War Tour Cumberland County
Bus departs from this Sam's Club parking lot at 9:15
6520 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050