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The Itinerary

Old Hickory, Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812

Andy Jackson & The Creek Indian War & The British Kept a Coming’

31 March - 6 April 2019 or to 10 April

Price per person £3,595.00 if doing both parts
Price per person £2,975.00 if doing part one only
Deposit per person £200.00

Andrew Jackson was the first western American President.  A man marked in war with a dislike for the British, he found himself in command of volunteers and militia in his majority during the second British American war.  Knowing of the British recruitment with Indian tribes he forged a bloody and successful war against the Creek Indians of Alabama and then carried on to his destiny against the British at the Battle of New Orleans.  A secondary program focuses on the American Civil War in and around New Orleans.

Itinerary

March 31st:
Depart London Heathrow for your journey to the famous Music City, Nashville where you will be met at the airport by your tour manager.
Overnight Nashville, Tennessee.

April 1st:
After breakfast we will visit the home of Andrew Jackson the famous general and 7th US president, Jackson is buried at the Hermitage and this lovely site is well presented for your perusal. The road trip will be en route to Gadsden, stopping at the home of America's 11th president James Polk.   This afternoon will introduce you to the assembling expeditionary force under Jackson's command at Camp Blount, the stepping off point at Ditto's Landing and the expedition's major base of supply at Fort Deposit on the mighty Tennessee River.  
Overnight Gadsden, Alabama.

April 2nd:
We get right to the fighting today with stops at Fort Stother, and the battles at Tallushatchee and Talladega seeing the battle monument at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Following lunch we will see the site of Fort Williams and visit the Memorial Gravesite for the Creek War.  After visiting and discussing the massacre at Hillabee, we will see the site and discuss the Creek victory over Jackson at the battle of Enitachopoc.
Overnight Alexander City, Alabama.

April 3rd:
The days starts with a quick visit to Emuckfaw to set up our morning visit the decisive American victory at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.  This is a National Park Service site indicative of its abiding importance in American history.  We will then see where the Georgia Militia who march to support Jackson encountered the Red Stick Indians at the battles of Autossee (means War Club) and Calebee.  We will do an on board interpretation of Tuckabatchee Creek where the great Indian warrior Tecumseh visited.  After lunch in Tallassee, we will drive to Fort Jackson and Fort Deposit.
Overnight in Greenville. Alabama.

April 4th:
Our first stop this morning is the Creek's victory at the battle of Burnt Corn Creek battlefield, followed by a real treat as you will see the home of William Barrett Travis who commanded the garrison at The Alamo.  Our next stop is the grave of William Weatherford aka Red Eagle an Indian Chief of note.  The tour turns to the darker side when we visit the site of the infamous Fort Mims Massacre. After lunch at the park we will visit the site where Geronimo was held prisoner at the Mt. Vernon Arsenal near Fort Stoddard.
Overnight in Slidell. Louisiana.

April 5th:
We spend the morning at the Battle of New Orleans site in Chalmette before visiting the famous French Quarter and Jackson Square where the triumphant general is immortalized in bronze.  You will have lunch on your own and the afternoon to explore the oldest part of New Orleans perhaps visiting the Cabildo Museum of the Confederate Museum or the World War II Museum. 
We will then depart for the New Orleans Airport for your return flight  

April 6th:
Arrive London Heathrow in the morning.

To extend your trip we are offering a further 3 night stay as follows.

April 6th:
Overnight Slidell.

April 7th:
Leaving Slidell we drive to the Head of Passes and fort Jackson to discuss the April 1862 Battle of New Orleans.  Following lunch we return to New Orleans to visit the Civil War Museum in downtown.
Overnight New Orleans.

April 8th:
This morning we will walk and discuss Civil War New Orleans in the French and Garden districts.  After lunch visit the World War 2 Museum.
Overnight New Orleans.

April 9th:
Leaving our hotel we will visit the fortifications defending the city from the east – Forts Pike and Macomb on our route to Jefferson Davis’s home at Beauvoir.  Later we return to the airport for your return flight to London (one internal change).

April 10th:
Arrive London Heathrow in the morning.

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