Burgoyne’s Campaign of 1777 and the Revolutionary War in New York – September 5-14, 2014 – PAST TOUR

Burgoyne’s Campaign of 1777 and the Revolutionary War in New York – September 5-14, 2014 – PAST TOUR

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Friday, September 5  – Sunday, September 14

In Partnership with Old Country Tours of the United Kingdom

Registration Fee: $1950 (Double Occupancy) or $2490 (Single Occupancy)

Burgoyne's_Campaign_of_1777_and_the_Revolutionary_War_in_New_YorkPerhaps the best chance Great Britain had to win the American Revolution was to split the colonies by controlling the Hudson River in New York. British General John Burgoyne’s plan for a three-pronged attack from Canada, New York City and the Lake Ontario looked good on paper, but multiple factors influenced the course of events, including politics, logistics, terrain, distances and uncontrollable allies. This tour will let you see firsthand what Burgoyne had to deal with in 1777.

This tour will be a complete telling of the 1777 campaign, including Sir Henry Clinton’s attack in the Hudson River Highlands, St. Leger’s invasion from Lake Ontario and the battle at Oriskany and Burgoyne’s own campaign from Canada. For the third part of the campaign, we will pick up Burgoyne’s army as it triumphantly captures Fort Ticonderoga and follow its march to the surrender at Saratoga, three and a half months later. When we are in certain geographic areas, we will include other historic sites associated with the Revolutionary War in New York as mentioned in the tour itinerary.

This tour is being offered in partnership with Old Country Tours of the United Kingdom. We know that some of our valued customers have been with us on tours dealing with some aspects of this all-inclusive campaign tour, but may not have been to all the sites covered by this tour. We will be happy to price parts of this tour for those interested in particular topics covered by the tour. Please call America’s History to discuss these arrangements.

Tour itinerary:

  • 5 September: Depart London Heathrow for JFK New York. Overnight Newburgh
  • 6 September: Forts Montgomery & Clinton-U.S. Military Academy Museum at West Point-Lunch is at Tappan Tavern where John Andre was held prisoner—DeWint House-Baylor Massacre Site. Overnight Newburgh
  • 7 September: Stony Point Battlefield—Washington’s HQ—Knox’s HQ—New Windsor Cantonment & Purple Heart Hall of Honor Museum. Overnight in Johnstown
  • 8 September: Fort Johnson-Fort Stanwix-Oriskany Battlefield—Herkimer Homestead. Overnight Johnstown
  • 9 September: Fort Herkimer Church-Cherry Valley Massacre Site-Flockery Battlefield-Middle Fort Site-Old Stone Fort. Overnight Johnstown
  • 10 September: Fort Plain Museum-Stone Arabia Battlefield-Dutch Reformed Church-Fort Klock & Fort Klock Battlefield-Johnson Hall. Overnight Lake George
  • 11 September: Fort Ticonderoga, Mount Defiance, Crown Point-Hubbardton Battlefield and Skenesborough (Whitehall). Overnight Lake George
  • 12 September: Fort Anne, Fort Edward, Bennington Battlefield. Overnight Lake George
  • 13 September: Saratoga National Battlefield and surrounding sites. Overnight Lake George
  • 14 September: Depart for JFK with late afternoon/early evening return flight to London

Our Tour Leader: Dr. Bruce M. Venter is president of America’s History, LLC, a history tour and conference company. He is an experienced leader of Revolutionary War tours. His article entitled “Behind Enemy Lines: Americans Attack Burgoyne’s Supply Line” appeared in Patriots of the American Revolution magazine. His forthcoming book entitled The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Action That Saved America will be published in 2014 by The History Press. He also serves as 1st Vice President of the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond, Virginia. Bruce will be assisted by on-site historians at various stops on the tour.

Registration Fee: $1950 (Double Occupancy) or $2490 (Single Occupancy)

What’s included: Motor coach transportation, including airport pick up and drop off; nine nights hotel accommodations; nine breakfast buffets; eight lunches; one catered dinner with a boat ride on historic Lake George; beverage and snack breaks each day; all admissions to historic sites; all gratuities; a map and materials package; the services of an experienced tour guide/historian supplemented with local site guides.

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  • Toll-free: 1-855-OUR-HISTORY (687-4478)
  • Email us at: info@AmericasHistoryLLC.com
  • Postal mail: America’s History LLC, P. O. Box 1076, Goochland, VA 23063

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