Ride along the same route that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American History!

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President Davis on the Hanover Junction Flyer at 1:30 pm

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President Davis on the Hanover Junction Flyer at 1:30 pm

Jun 21, 2018

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June 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

David Walker has been impersonating Jefferson Davis for over ten years. He has appeared at Civil War Reenactments, CW Roundtables, CW Balls, CW Fashion Shows and any time an event needs a speaker on the events leading up to the war and the war itself. He is on the road 12 months out of the year and loves every minute of it.

He spent 30 years in the elementary grades teaching mainly fifth grade before retiring in 2014. Walker taught in Van Wert, Ohio where he also graduated from High School. He has two college degrees both coming from Wright State University starting with a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Arts in History. He continues to substitute teach since his retirement.

Walker has loved American history since reading his first Abraham Lincoln book as a third grader. He has been reenacting since 1987 starting out as a soldier. Eventually encouraged by Lincoln Portrayer, Fred Priebe from Michigan, he started interpreting Jefferson Davis. He has performed in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico and this year he will be in Vicksburg, Mississippi at the Old Court House Museum over July 4th. He is a member of Lee’s Lieutenants, Civil War Historical Impressions, the 30th Indiana, and the 21st Michigan.

For the last eight years Walker has been the official Jefferson Davis at many National Civil War Reenactments. Last several years in November he led the Confederate soldiers and civilians along with a Robert E. Lee impersonator in the Remembrance Day parade held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Tonight, he will share his life from his birth in Kentucky until his release from Prison at Fort Monroe, Virginia in 1867.

Outside your window is the beautiful York County  and the Heritage Rail Trail, while you enjoy this excursion to Hanover Junction. We will take you back in time to the 1860s, when President Lincoln rode these tracks on his way to Gettysburg to deliver his now-famous Gettysburg Address. Enjoy the scenic countryside and visit the Hanover Junction Museum on the stopover. ALL ABOARD!

The coaches are pushed and pulled by our vintage diesel locomotive.

This excursion is two and a half hours.

Tickets will be available to be picked up at the ticket booth in the back of the gift shop on the day of the trip. 

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.

The 2018 Season of Imagination is brought to you in part by Bronze Sponsor, Aero Energy.  Thank you for your support.

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols:

Please reschedule your excursion if you recently tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed, or are exhibiting symptoms.

Hand sanitizing stations are available at the ticket area, in the gift shop, and in restrooms.