South Mountain Expeditions - Tours For History Buffs


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.

COMING IN 2017.....

June 2017: The Chesapeake.  On this tour we will discover the rich natural beauty and storied history of this unique region of America. We will walk the route of the Baltimore Riot and learn about the first casualties of the Civil War; 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! Details will be available shortly.


Autumn 2017: 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, Crown Point, Fort William Henry, FDR's home in Hyde Park, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  Details will be available shortly.

Autumn 2017: WWI: The War to End all Wars. 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, Vimy Ridge, Belleau Wood, Chateau Thierry, and Meuse Argonne. Details will be available shortly.

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

Be sure to check out  our sister company, Civil War Tours. In 2017, tours will include 3-day programs to Chickamauga & Chattanooga; the Maryland Campaign (Harpers Ferry, South Mountain & Antietam); and the Atlanta Campaign. We will also offer a 4-day tour of the Battle of Gettysburg. Details will be available shortly.

We hope you will join us 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