News from Civil War Trust: Conference in Manassas

Annual Civil War Trust Conference add to calendar

Manassas, Virginia
Thursday, May 19 – Sunday, May 22, 2011
What is IncludedRegistration | Tours

What is Included in the Annual Conference


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Registration Fees:

  • Register online and save!
  • Regular registration rate is $595
    *Register online for $585
  • If you have questions,
    please contact Bonnie Repasi at 800-298-7878, ext. 7229 or

Join Civil War Trust members and staff, along with some of the nation’s elite historians for four days of camaraderie and Civil War touring at some of America’s great Civil War battlefields in Manassas, Virginia. Feel free to invite friends and family to attend, anyone is welcome to register.

Conference Registration Fee for To the Gates of Washington: The Battles of Manassas includes:

Tour guides
Conference program
Name tags
breakfast, lunch, a reception, and a Saturday banquet
… And more!

Fee does not include hotel registration; attendees must make their own reservations. See hotel information »

Student scholarships are available.  Apply Today »

Tours & Speakers

Featured Tours:

  • Battle of First Manassas
  • Battle of Second Manassas
  • Images of Manassas: Then & Then & Now
  • Stonewall Jackson at Manassas
  • Brandy Station
  • Mount Vernon
  • Washington DC today

Invited Speakers and Historians:

  • Garry Adelman
  • Ed Bearss
  • Clark B. Hall
  • John Hennessy
  • Robert E.L. Krick
  • Robert K. Krick
  • Richard Sommers

Tentative Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

6 to 9 pm Registration open

Thursday, May 19, 2011

6:30 am to 8 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 am to 2 pm Registration Open
8 am to Noon History Talks
8 am to 12:30 pm Tour off site for Color Bearers
8 am to 6 pm Exhibits open
1 to 2:30 pm Opening lunch
2:30 to 5 pm Panel discussions/Lecture
5 to 5:45 pm Book signing/Meet and Greet with historians
6:30 to 8:30 pm Reception and Author Dinner for Color Bearers

Friday, May 20, 2011

6:30 to 8 am Breakfast buffet
7 to 9 am Exhibits open
7:30 am to 5 pm Off-site touring
5 to 9 pm Exhibits open
8 to 9:30 om Lecture, Images of Manassas: 2D, 3D, Then, Now with Garry Adelman

Saturday, May 21, 2011

6:30 to 8 am Breakfast buffet
7 to 9 am Exhibits open
7:30 am to 5 pm Off-site touring
5 to 7 pm Exhibits open
6:30 to 10:30 pm Reception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, May 22, 2011

8 to 9 am Civil War History Talk
8 to 11 am Exhibits open
9 to 10:30 am Closing Breakfast buffet; Question and Answer Session with Trust President, Jim Lighthizer


Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA

Group Rate is $125+tax/night

Reservations need to be made before April 25, 2011, in order to receive the group rate.

For reservations
Call 1-800-228-9290 or 703-818-0300 to make your reservation by phone, or click here to make your reservation on the Web. If you make your reservations by phone, you must give them the group name “Civil War Trust” to get the special rate.


From Dulles: A cab ride is approximately 15 minutes to the hotel and is about $23. For shuttle service, call BBC Shuttle at 703-707-2020 to make a reservation. Fee is $23/person.


Before February 1, 2011: $75 cancellation fee
February 1 – April 15, 2011: $100 cancellation fee
After April 15, 2011: We apologize, but no refunds after April 15

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