We seem to repeat some things over and over, and here are a few of my favorite tips....I hope the rest of you "regulars" will add some basic goodies that every ACW traveler can use, no matter where they may be headed. 1) Check out the older threads on this particular forum....you will find tons of great info and ideas within the threads. You can use the search and limit results, or simple scroll through the titles! 2) If one is available for "your" battlefield trip, get a Trailhead Graphics map ahead of time and study it well. It's idiot proof (I am the idiot), almost bulletproof (withstands 8th graders nicely!) and beautifully done. 3) Be sure to go to civilwar.org (Civil War Trust) for battlefield apps, animated maps, travel links and just general, great, well-organized info that you can search by battlefield or state. And they even have lesson plans for the kids if you're THAT kind of parent or grandparent. This is also a great way to prepare. 4) Don't forget that the National Park Service has great web pages for every battlefield, again with maps, links, critical info, and much more (as well as great photos). 5) And ask us! We love questions. As our guru Ole says, someone will know. You might need to be patient, especially this summer when everyone except me will be out of pocket at Gettysburg or another 150th....but someone will find an answer for you. Happy traveling!