The Jefferson Educational Society coordinates adventurous historical tours for our Erie area history lovers. Our trips focus on historic and civic events that shape the course of the American Civilization. We take pride in organizing these curricular activities for individuals that have a burning desire to learn/experience more of what this nation has to offer!
2015: High Tide of the Confederacy:
Relive the battlefield saga on this four day tour of Gettysburg, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. You will get a firsthand look at not only the battlefields, but the conditions which surrounded the soldiers as well as the civilians engulfed in the raging inferno which shaped the United States of America. Download our brochure here or stop by the Jefferson and pick one up.
2014: Virginia Dynasty Tour
Ever wonder what it was like for the founding fathers to forge the nation? We welcome you to the Virginia Dynasty Tour, where you will explore the colonial estates of Presidents George Washington, (Mount Vernon), Thomas Jefferson (Monticello), James Madison (Montpelier), and James Monroe (Ash Lawn-Highland). Contact the Jefferson at 814-459-8000 for details.
Gettysburg and Shanksville, Pa.
Join us for a Fort Erie trip to Gettysburg marking the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War! As Erieites we will be commemorating our hometown Civil War hero, Strong Vincent and his role in the Battle of Gettysburg. Contact the Jefferson at 814-459-8000 for details.
Old Fort Erie and Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada
Our visit to Old Fort Erie and Niagara Falls in Ontario, will highlight the War of 1812 and Erie’s connection to this historical event. Contact the Jefferson at 814-459-8000 for details.
Along with celebrating our history, the Jefferson always leaves time for individual site-seeing and meal-time; these tours are perfect outings for family and friends to enjoy together!
Join us as we take a step back in time, and enjoy the culture, history, and heritage. Anyone is welcome to attend, whether you’re a long-time history lover, or just starting to take an interest.