South Mountain Expeditions - Exceptional History Tours


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 pleased to announce our 2014 tour schedule! Legendary historian guide Edwin C. Bearss is scheduled to accompany each group next year.  Ed will be joined by guest historians on several of our tours.

March 24-30: New Orleans! Our home for this six-night program was the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in the heart of the French Quarter. We heard about NOLA's role in the War of 1812 and the American Civil War; toured plantation homes, took a boat through a Louisiana Cypress Swamp, learned about the Cajun culture, enjoyed a meal at a Creole cooking school, and visited the superb National WWII Museum. *SOLD OUT.

May 14-21: The Atlanta Campaign & Sherman's March to the Sea. In May 1864, Union General William T. Sherman began an 8-month struggle to capture Atlanta and cut through the heart of Georgia to the sea. In the company of civil war expert Ed Bearss, we will follow the action from Atlanta to Savannah. Click here for details.

August 30/31-September 12: WWII: The Invasion of Italy--From Sicily to Rome. On this classic battlefield tour we will trace the Allied invasion of Italy from Sicily, across the straits of Messina, along the west coast of Italy via Salerno, Cassino and Anzio to Rome. Click here for details.

October 24-November 3: Northern California. Come explore the historic landmarks of this beautiful region.  Highlights will include: Yosemite National Park; the Redwoods of Muir Woods; the California gold rush and the Bear Flag Revolt; Fort Ross, a former Russian trading post; Sonoma and of course the vineyards of Napa Valley! Click here for details.

. If you would like a copy of our 2014 tour brochures, please call us at (301) 988-1852 or toll free: at 1(866) 914-1862, or e-mail us at

We hope you will join us on one of our tours!

Marty Gane

South Mountain Expeditions



  "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