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.


March 21-30, 2015: Texas, The Lone Star State. Ed Bearss led us on a tour of the great state of Texas. Sites will included the Alamo, the National Museum of the Pacific War, the state capitol in Austin, and the Houston Space Center.  Highlights included: * Touring the LBJ ranch and boyhood home with Ed Bearss. Ed played a pivotal role in the establishment of theLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. * Spending a day in Dallas with JFK assassination expert, Dave Perry and meeting Buell Wesley Frasier, Oswald's co-worker, who drove Oswald to work on November 21, 1863.  Click here for details.

 May 14/15-26, 2015: A Tour of Bonnie Scotland. Highlights will included: Edinburgh; the Battles of Culloden & Bannockburn; St. Andrews; Isle of Skye; Eileen Donan Castle; the William Wallace Monument at Stirling; Glenfinnan, site of the Jacobite monument and the steam train and aqueduct featured in the Harry Potter movies; a sheep dog demonstration; and, of course, a whisky distillery! Click here for details.

September  9-14, 2014: The Sioux Wars of 1860s-1870s featuring The Battle of Little Bighorn.  Red Cloud’s War (1866-1868) erupted when thousands of white settlers racing for Montana's gold fields, streamed across the Bozeman Trail that cut through the last of the Lakota’s hunting grounds.  The hostilities came to head ten years later when Gen. George Armstrong Custer and his troops met their fate on a bluff above the Little Bighorn.  Join historians Ed Bearss and Jerry Greene on this tour that visits the sites where US Army troops clashed with the Lakota Sioux. Click here for itinerary.

Sept 27-Oct 6, 2015: National Parks of Utah.  Explore some of our nation's most spectacular scenic National Parks in the company of popular author and wilderness guide, Scott Thybony.  Scott was co-leader on our sold-out Arizona- New Mexico tour in 2011. Sites will include: Arches, Canyonlands, Zion and Bryce National Parks. We will take nature walks in red rock country when the summer crowds are gone and the aspen trees are turning gold.  Click here for details.

. If you would like a copy of our 2015 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