The Civil War
The Civil War Discovery Trail links more than 300 sites in 16 states to inspire and to teach the story of the Civil War and its haunting impact on America. Along the Trail visitors may explore destinations such as Ford's Theater where President Lincoln was shot; Antietam National Battlefield, the site of the bloodiest one day battle in American history; antebellum plantations in Mississippi and Tennessee; and Port Hudson, Louisiana where hundreds of African American soldiers fought and died. The Trail includes battlefields, historic homes, railroad stations, cemeteries and parks. Civil War Discovery Trail sites are especially selected for their historic significance and educational opportunities. The Civil War Discovery Trail is an initiative of The Civil War Trust, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Park Service, state agencies and local communities. Major assistance is provided by our Founding Sponsor, Alamo Rent A Car, Inc.