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BRANDON, VERMONT

Lake Champlain: Heritage and History

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Program #18948RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Itinerary for Jun 23 — Jun 28, 2013

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Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn

Contact info:
Route 7
Brandon, VT 05733 USA
phone: 802-247-5766
web: www.brandoninn.com

Room amenities: Bedrooms are large and individually decorated with period furniture. All rooms have telephones, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning in season.

Facility amenities: The Inn has been here since 1786. The huge Victorian parlors on the main floor are accented with carved moldings and ornate pillars. There are two gilded floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a circular love seat, as well as comfortable seating for reading. Outdoor swimming pool available in season. There are two community television rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Every room has a private bathroom. Most bathrooms have a shower over a regular tub, a few rooms have a shower over a claw-foot tub, and three rooms have just a stand-up shower stall

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please contact the Inn for Eld
Please contact the inn directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 23 - Arrival, registration/Orientation
Arrive To: CHECK-IN: Please arrive at the hotel between 3:00-5:00pm. Check into your room at the front desk and then register with Road Scholar staff in the Main lobby. At this time you'll be given a welcome packet containing your name tag, up-to-date itinerary and other useful information.

Dinner: Dinner at the inn

Evening: ORIENTATION: After dinner we will have our Orientaion. This will provide you with information about the hotel, program itinerary, instructors, venues and on site staff.

Lodging: Brandon Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn

Contact info:
Route 7
Brandon, VT 05733 USA
phone: 802-247-5766
web: www.brandoninn.com

Room amenities: Bedrooms are large and individually decorated with period furniture. All rooms have telephones, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning in season.

Facility amenities: The Inn has been here since 1786. The huge Victorian parlors on the main floor are accented with carved moldings and ornate pillars. There are two gilded floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a circular love seat, as well as comfortable seating for reading. Outdoor swimming pool available in season. There are two community television rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Every room has a private bathroom. Most bathrooms have a shower over a regular tub, a few rooms have a shower over a claw-foot tub, and three rooms have just a stand-up shower stall

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please contact the Inn for Eld
Please contact the inn directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 24 - Lecture with James Dassatti
Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the inn

Morning: PRESENTATION: Morning lecture by James Dassatti which includes early settlement around Lake Champlain, French & Indian War along Lake Champlain, the American Revolution on Lake Champlain and surrounding area. Jim is a graduate of Norwich University in Vermont. He has been associated with Road Scholar for the last eight years instructing programs on Lake Champlain history and the American Revolution. Jim is the Executive Director of the Vermont Living History Association and lives to teach.

Lunch: Lunch is served at the inn

Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Continuation on Lake Champlain during the American Revolution and foreshadowing on tomorrow's field trip.

Dinner: Dinner is served at the inn

Evening: EVENING PROGRAM: Enjoy some light evening entertainment at the Inn.

Lodging: Brandon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn

Contact info:
Route 7
Brandon, VT 05733 USA
phone: 802-247-5766
web: www.brandoninn.com

Room amenities: Bedrooms are large and individually decorated with period furniture. All rooms have telephones, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning in season.

Facility amenities: The Inn has been here since 1786. The huge Victorian parlors on the main floor are accented with carved moldings and ornate pillars. There are two gilded floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a circular love seat, as well as comfortable seating for reading. Outdoor swimming pool available in season. There are two community television rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Every room has a private bathroom. Most bathrooms have a shower over a regular tub, a few rooms have a shower over a claw-foot tub, and three rooms have just a stand-up shower stall

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please contact the Inn for Eld
Please contact the inn directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 25 - Lake Champlain Cruise aboard the M/V Carillon, Fo...
Breakfast: Served at the inn

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Program aboard the M/V Carillon on Lake Champlain. Learn the history of the capture of Fort Ticonderoga and lower Lake Champlain. the 60ft luxury vessel "Carillon", French for "Ringing Bells," is a replica of a 1920's 1000 Island's cruise boat. Explore the historic waters of Southern Lake Champlain. Named after Samuel de Champlain, the Lake celebrated its 400th anniversary of his discovery in 2009. Let your imagination take you along with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys as they travel from Hand's Cove in Shoreham, Vermont to Willow Point on the New York shore. Learn of Nathan Beeman, a young lad who leads the men into Fort Ticonderoga. Visualize the capture of the fort as the Carillon pauses offshore. The defeat of the British at Fort Ticonderoga was the first Revolutionary War victory for the Americans. View and learn the importance of Mount Defiance. Sail past Mount Independence where upwards of 14,000 Americans were quartered in the Summer of 1776. During our cruise watch the drop-down TV for side-imaging sonar images of artifacts and wrecks below dating as far back as the 18th century.

Lunch: Served at Fort Ticonderoga

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: This afternoon we explore the history of Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain. Enjoy a guided program with afternoon events that could include a Fife and Drum, cannon and musket firings. Fort Ticonderoga, formerly Fort Carillon, is a large 18th-century fort built by the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York in the United States. It was constructed by Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, Marquis de Lotbinière between 1754 and 1757 during the Seven Years' War, often referred to as the French and Indian War in the USA, and was of strategic importance during the 18th-century colonial conflicts between Great Britain and France, and again to a lesser extent during the American Revolutionary War.

Dinner: Served at the inn

Evening: EVENING PROGRAM: Enjoy a chat with Jane Vincent on women steam boat captains on Lake Champlain.

Lodging: Brandon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn

Contact info:
Route 7
Brandon, VT 05733 USA
phone: 802-247-5766
web: www.brandoninn.com

Room amenities: Bedrooms are large and individually decorated with period furniture. All rooms have telephones, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning in season.

Facility amenities: The Inn has been here since 1786. The huge Victorian parlors on the main floor are accented with carved moldings and ornate pillars. There are two gilded floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a circular love seat, as well as comfortable seating for reading. Outdoor swimming pool available in season. There are two community television rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Every room has a private bathroom. Most bathrooms have a shower over a regular tub, a few rooms have a shower over a claw-foot tub, and three rooms have just a stand-up shower stall

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please contact the Inn for Eld
Please contact the inn directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 26 - Meet someone from the Lake Champlain Maritime Mus...
Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the inn.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Today's program will be conducted by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum with lectures that could include ship wrecks, underwater archeology, etc. The LCMM is a non-profit maritime museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Lake Champlain.

Lunch: Lunch is served at the inn.

Afternoon: FREE TIME: Afternoon is free to explore the area. Your on site staff will be happy to help you with suggestions or directions.

Dinner: Dinner is served at the inn.

Evening: EVENING PROGRAM: This evening, enjoy a discussion on Samuel Champlain.

Lodging: Brandon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic Inn

Contact info:
Route 7
Brandon, VT 05733 USA
phone: 802-247-5766
web: www.brandoninn.com

Room amenities: Bedrooms are large and individually decorated with period furniture. All rooms have telephones, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning in season.

Facility amenities: The Inn has been here since 1786. The huge Victorian parlors on the main floor are accented with carved moldings and ornate pillars. There are two gilded floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a circular love seat, as well as comfortable seating for reading. Outdoor swimming pool available in season. There are two community television rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Every room has a private bathroom. Most bathrooms have a shower over a regular tub, a few rooms have a shower over a claw-foot tub, and three rooms have just a stand-up shower stall

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please contact the Inn for Eld
Please contact the inn directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 27 - Lake Champlain Maritime Museum/Shelburne Museum
Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the inn.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: This morning we travel to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum where you will have time to visit their many exhibits including the replica gun boat of Benedict Arnold, The Philadelphia.

Lunch: Lunch is served at the Shelburne Museum

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: This afternoon we visit the Shelburne Museum for a self guided exploration followed by a program aboard the M/S Ticonderoga. Shelburne Museum is a museum of art and Americana located in Shelburne, Vermont, United States. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. It is located on 45 acres (18 ha) near Lake Champlain. The steamboat Ticonderoga is America’s last remaining side-paddle-wheel passenger steamer with a vertical beam engine of the type that provided freight and passenger service on America’s lakes and rivers from the early 19th to the mid-20th centuries. Commissioned by the Champlain Transportation Company, the Ticonderoga was built in 1906 at the Shelburne Shipyard in Shelburne, Vermont on Lake Champlain. The Ti measures 220 feet in length and 59 feet in beam, with a displacement of 892 tons. Her steam-powered engine, handmade by the Fletcher Engine Company of Hoboken, New Jersey, was powered by two coal-fired boilers and could achieve a maximum speed of seventeen miles per hour.

Dinner: Dinner served at the inn.

Evening: EVENING PROGRAM: It is movie night at the Inn.

Lodging: Brandon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 28 - Morning Lecture, wrap up
Breakfast: Breakfast at the in

Morning: FINAL PRESENTATION: Today we conclude our program with a final lecture.

Lunch: Box lunch to go following program.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Brandon, VT
Discover New EnglandAn excellent web site for everything about New England.
For additional information, visit: www.discovernewengland.org
Vermont Dept. of Tourism and MarketingVermont Dept. of Tourism and Marketing 6 Baldwin St., Drawer 33 Montpelier, VT 05633-1301 Phone: 802-828-3676 E-mail: info@VermontVacation.com If you would like to order a travel packet to help plan your next vacation to Vermont, use our on-line form To order your travel packet by phone, call our toll-free number: 1-800-VERMONT (US and Canada)
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Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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