Harold Holzer, the noted author, Abraham Lincoln expert, and consultant to the critically-acclaimed Steven Spielberg film Lincoln, will speak to Tauck guests about the 16th president’s life and times this fall, during the October 19 departure of the company’s “Most Hallowed Ground” Civil War tour.
Holzer will address the Tauck group in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where on November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his immortal Gettysburg Address. Holzer’s presentation will occur on October 22nd, exactly four weeks prior to the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s delivery of the iconic speech. “When Steven Spielberg assembled the world’s foremost scholars for his film Lincoln, he enlisted Harold Holzer as a consultant,” said Tauck CEO Dan Mahar.
Holzer has authored, co-authored, and edited 46 books, and written more than 500 articles and reviews for various magazines and scholarly journals. He also contributes regularly to the Civil War anniversary websites of The New York Times and Washington Post.
Holzer’s presentation will take place on Day 4 of the October 19 departure of Tauck’s “Most Hallowed Ground” tour, which was co-designed by Tauck and the filmmaker Ken Burns. Burns’s film The Civil War remains the highest rated and the most celebrated documentary in PBS history.
The 11-day itinerary begins with a three-night stay at the Mayflower Renaissance in Washington, DC, where Tauck guests will enjoy exclusive early-admission into the National Archives and visits to other Civil War-related sites in the city. Included in the tour price (from $4,190 per person, double occupancy, plus air) are all accommodations, ground transportation including airport transfers, all sightseeing and admission to all attractions, most meals and gratuities, luggage handling, and much more.