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Here’s how you can learn about the Civil War in a van

Lee Hall Mansion is hosting two Civil War van tours. (HNNDaily staff photo/ courtesy of Newport News.)
Lee Hall Mansion is hosting two Civil War van tours. (WYDaily photo/ Courtesy of Newport News)

Lee Hall Mansion is hosting two Civil War seminars in a unique way.

The Newport News historic site is hosting two Civil War van tours: one June 16 and another July 14, according to a news release. Both tours run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The fee is $50 per person for each tour, and payment is due two weeks before each session.

The June van tour is titled Submarines, Infernal Machines & Torpedoes. It will center on the technology that foreshadowed the war.

Tour stops include Lee Hall Mansion; Yorktown; Hopewell’s City Point; and Deep Bottom and Fort Harrison in Henrico County, according to the release.

The tour in July is titled Hampton’s Cattle Raid. It will follow Gen. Wade Hampton’s route from Coggins Point to Petersburg with historian J. Michael Moore.

For more information about the tours, call Lee Hall Mansion at 757-888-3371.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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