Course Detail: CE--BLEEDTRIP - Bleeding Kansas Trip
Join us as we explore civil war historical sites in Lecompton and Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1857, Constitution Hall in Lecompton became a meeting place for a constitutional convention. The participants drafted a pro-slavery constitution which played a role in the Bleeding Kansas crisis. We will tour the hall, territorial capital museum and the old Lecompton Jail. Then it's on to Fort Leavenworth for a tour of the historic fort, military museum and buffalo soldier monument. We will drive past the Rookery, which was constructed between 1827 -29 and is the oldest building in Kansas, and was once home to General Douglas MacArthur. Our last stop will be the CW Parker Carousel Museum in Leavenworth, which features carousels from 1850 - 1950. Guide: Beccy Tanner, History Reporter,Wichita Eagle

Trip Itinerary
1 day, Saturday, October 28, 2017

6:45 a.m. - Depart Metropolitan Complex
9:00 a.m. - Arrive Le Compton - Territorial Capital Museum/Constitution Hall/ Old LeCompton Jail
11:45 a.m. - Depart for lunch - United Methodist Church (Le Compton)
12 - 1 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Depart LeCompton
2:00 p.m. - Arrive Leavenworth - Historic Fort/Military Museum/Buffalo Soldier Monument
5:00 p.m. - Depart Leavenworth
5:45 p.m. - Arrive Lawrence - Dinner
6:45 p.m. - Depart Lawrence
9:00 p.m. - Arrive Metropolitan Complex

Fee: $129 per person, includes transportation, admissions, lunch & dinner

Trip Cancellation:
A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received 7 days prior to departure. NO REFUNDS will be issued on cancellations received 6 days or less prior to departure.

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