Website Has Everything You Wanted to Know About Civil War Sesquicentennial -- But Were Afraid to Ask



Are you one of those history buffs eager to see the spot where Dred Scott was told that the Constitution afforded no civil rights to slaves like him? Are you dying to visit the Calvary Cemetery -- final resting place of William Tecumseh Sherman?

We've got a website for you!

Freedom's Gateway, a "collaboration" of St. Louis institutions hoping to cash in on Civil War nostalgia educate the public about our city's important role in the War Between the States, has just unveiled, a site that'll help you plan your Civil War-inspired trip around town and learn a bit while you're doing it.

The site offers three suggested itineraries, all chocked with noteworthy sites around the greater St. Louis area. In true assiduously neutral historian spirit, one is aimed at Ulysses S. Grant lovers and the other at devotees of the Confederacy; the third covers the broader topic of the "Civil War in St. Louis." (Since there is some overlap, we can only hope that reenactors/history buffs on opposite sides of the debate don't happen to run into each other.)

They've also got a great hotel deal. With the "Civil War 150th Anniversary Package," you apparently get discounted rates at Drury hotels around town and ten percent off at the Missouri History museum.

Cheap hotels? Finally something we all -- Union and Confederate sympathizers alike -- can agree on!


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