Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about our symposium. If you question is not answered below, please email us at emergingcivilwar@gmail.com or call 540-582-6263.

What are the dates of the symposium?

August 7, 8, and 9 of 2020.

What is the admission fee?

$155.00-Early Bird Admission Prior to December 31, 2019.
$175.00-After December 31, 2019.

Please note that registration has been closed to ensure the social distancing guidelines from the State of Virginia will be followed.

Where do I get tickets?

We do NOT send printed tickets. Your registration and name will be on our lists for check-in and we are happy to confirm a received payment prior to the event.

What is included with the admission?

The ticket gives you access to all three days of the symposium, and includes:

  • Friday evening keynote speaker session and author book signings.
  • Saturday speaker series and author book signings.
  • Sunday’s tour
  • Friday evening hors d’oeuvres
  • Lunch Saturday

Can I buy tickets at the door?

No, the Symposium sells out and tickets are not available at the event.

If I can’t attend the event, what is the ticket refund policy?

  • Full refunds are available through June 1, 2020, minus a $20 service charge
  • June 1-June 30: 50% refund
  • After July 1: No refunds

Where is Stevenson Ridge?

Stevenson Ridge is located in Spotsylvania, Virginia, which is approximately 12 miles south of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Stevenson Ridge is conveniently located near exits 130, and 126 of I-95.

Can I stay on site?

Stevenson Ridge has lodging available. Attendees to the Symposium will receive 10% off the lodging rate.  For more information contact Stevenson Ridge at 540-582-6263 or visit their website at: www.stevensonridge.net.

Are there other hotels in the area?

Yes, there are a great many hotels in the Fredericksburg area. We recommend staying in “Fredericksburg South” region and have a secure a block of rooms with special rates:

Holiday Inn Express
5422 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Phone: 540-898-5550
Cost: $104.00 + 10.3% tax per night
Ask for “Emerging Civil War Symposium” when making reservation.

Hotel Website

What time should I get there Friday?

Doors open for check-in and registration at 4:00 p.m. Feel free to arrive and mingle with the presenters, have your books signed, visit the book sales tables, and enjoy the complimentary hors d’oeuvres. There is also a cash bar on site.

Is there an ATM on site?

No, but there are several banks close by. The cash bar does accept credit cards.

Do the presenters sell their books before or after their talks?

Yes, authors will be available on Friday and Saturday for books signings. They will also have books for sale. Other authors that are not speaking will also be in the signing and sales area.

Is lunch included in the Sunday tour?

No. Participants may bring their own along.

What is traffic in the area like?

While Spotsylvania is more rural, Fredericksburg is a bedroom community of Washington D.C.  Thus, this area of the I-95 corridor can be EXTREMELY heavy on Friday afternoons/evenings, especially if you are traveling in from the north. Please note this as you plan your trip.