South Mountain Expeditions - Tours For History Buffs



Celebrating our 10th Anniversary!


South Mountain Expeditions promises you a worry-free vacation that combines learning with fun and comfort at a reasonable price!  With over 30 years of experience in planning and managing history and cultural tours throughout the United States and around the globe, we guarantee innovative, educational tours of the highest quality.

We are now accepting applications!  Our 2017 Tour Schedule:

June 15-23, 2017: The Chesapeake.  On this tour we will discover the rich natural beauty and storied history of this unique region of America. We will learn about the first casualties of the Civil War as we walk the route of the Baltimore Riot; from Ford's Theater we will trace the escape route of assassin John Wilkes Booth to the site where he was shot and killed;  and we will spend a day with a local historian following Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad network through the Eastern Shore.  We will enjoy a sunset sail aboard a "skipjack" with wine and cheese as the skipper explains current efforts to restore the health of this complex ecosystem. We will explore the quaint waterfront villages of St. Michaels, Oxford and Tangier Island; we will travel to Point Lookout to see the site of the largest Union prisoner of war camp, and sample a lot of delicious Maryland blue crab along the way! Click here for itinerary.


September 13-24, 2017: The New York - The Empire State.  On this state tour we will travel from Niagara Falls to West Point.  Sites will include the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, sites on the Erie Canal, the Women's Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga, Camp Sagamore (the Vanderbilt's Adirondack estate), FDR's home in Hyde Park, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.   Click here for detailed itinerary.


October 10/11-22, 2017: WWI: The Great War. In commemoration of the centennial of World War One, we will be offering a tour to the battlefields on the Western Front. Sites will include: Ypres, The Somme, 1st and 2nd Battles of the Marne, Verdun, Saint-Mihiel, Belleau Wood, Chateau Thierry, and Meuse Argonne. Click here for Details.

If you would like a copy of our 2017tour brochure, please call us at (301) 988-1852 or toll free: at 1(866) 914-1862, or email us at

We invite you to check out  our sister company, Civil War Tours.  In 2017, tours will include 3-day programs on the Maryland Campaign (Harpers Ferry, South Mountain & Antietam), April 27-30, 2017; Chickamauga & Chattanooga, May 18-21, 2017 (SOLD OUT); and the Vicksburg Campaign, June 9-12, 2017.Click here for details.  

We hope to see you will on one of our tours!

Marty Gane

South Mountain Expeditions


South Mountain Expeditions, P.O. Box 204, Keedysville, MD 21756

Tel: 301-988-1852      email:


Civil War Tours, P.O. Box 416, Keedysville, MD 21756

Tel: 301-676-4642     email:



  "The tour was superb. It was a great learning experience that was also great

  fun. Your attention to detail, your ability to assemble a cast of experts and your

  knowledge of the dynamics of touring make South Mountain Expeditions the

  best."       --- Gail Stephens

  "Kudos to Marty Gane and South Mountain Expeditions for EVERYTHING

   that they did to make our trip so outstanding. We have toured with many

   companies but Marty stands out head and shoulders for the many, many ways

   that she made the trip not only more informative but also more fun!"    

         ---Ken and Linda O'Bannon