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CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY

A Victorian Primer In Cape May, the Nation's First Seashore Resort

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Program #1672RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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Itinerary for Sep 7 — Sep 12, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel has two giant sun decks overlooking the sea.

Contact info:
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5611
web: www.grandhotelcapemay.com

Room amenities: Full Bath, Vanity Area with Hair Dryer, Serta Pillow Top Mattress, Electronic Safe, 3 cubic ft. compact Beverage Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker(bring your favorite coffee!), Iron & Ironing Board.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, indoor whirlpool, indoor and outdoor heated pools

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
call hotel to arrange extra nights

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 07 - Meet & Greet/Orientation/Introductions
Afternoon: 3:00 PM: Hotel check-in. From 4pm on, pick up materials from Road Scholar in hotel meeting room. 5:00 PM: Orientation, Wine and cheese reception and introductions in hotel meeting room.

Dinner: 6:00pm: Dinner in hotel.

Evening: 7:15pm Evening stroll on the Promenade.

Lodging: Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel has two giant sun decks overlooking the sea.

Contact info:
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5611
web: www.grandhotelcapemay.com

Room amenities: Full Bath, Vanity Area with Hair Dryer, Serta Pillow Top Mattress, Electronic Safe, 3 cubic ft. compact Beverage Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker(bring your favorite coffee!), Iron & Ironing Board.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, indoor whirlpool, indoor and outdoor heated pools

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
call hotel to arrange extra nights

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 08 - Lectures/Cape May Trolley Tour
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel

Morning: 9:30am An Introduction to Victoriana and an Introduction to Victorian Era and Cape May with Bob Heinly – Overviews of highlights of the history of Cape May and Victorian Era with emphasis on how the Victorians’ history and culture contributed to both Cape May’s becoming the Victorian Era Queen of the Seaside Resorts and its modern Victorian Renaissance. (powerpoint used).

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel.

Afternoon: Take a Trolley Tour of Cape May, orienting you to the community you will spend the rest of the week.

Dinner: 6pm Dinner in hotel.

Evening: Living History Presentation: Meet The Physick Family Dr. Emlen Physick, his mother Mrs. Frances Ralston and Aunt Emilie Parmetier - come to play a call on you at the hotel. They are prepared to share with you the news of what's happening in the Cape May of the Victorian era, including choice bits of gossip. They welcome questions about their world.

Lodging: Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel has two giant sun decks overlooking the sea.

Contact info:
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5611
web: www.grandhotelcapemay.com

Room amenities: Full Bath, Vanity Area with Hair Dryer, Serta Pillow Top Mattress, Electronic Safe, 3 cubic ft. compact Beverage Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker(bring your favorite coffee!), Iron & Ironing Board.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, indoor whirlpool, indoor and outdoor heated pools

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
call hotel to arrange extra nights

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 09 - Lecture/Field Trip/Carriage House Tearoom and Caf...
Lecture/Field Trip/Carriage House Tearoom and Cafe/Living History Presentation

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture: Victorian Architecture Visit: Emlen Physick Estate

Lunch: Luncheon at Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom on the grounds of Emlen Physick Estate.

Afternoon: Take a guided architectural walk back to the hotel through the historic district.

Dinner: 6pm Dinner in hotel.

Evening: Living History Presentation: Temperance Debate.

Lodging: Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel has two giant sun decks overlooking the sea.

Contact info:
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5611
web: www.grandhotelcapemay.com

Room amenities: Full Bath, Vanity Area with Hair Dryer, Serta Pillow Top Mattress, Electronic Safe, 3 cubic ft. compact Beverage Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker(bring your favorite coffee!), Iron & Ironing Board.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, indoor whirlpool, indoor and outdoor heated pools

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
call hotel to arrange extra nights

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 10 - Learn about the rise of Spiritualism in the Victo...
Learn about the rise of Spiritualism in the Victorian Era and take a Ghost Walking Tour

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture: Victorian Spiritualism and a guided walk focusing on the Ghosts of Cape May ending in town.

Lunch: Lunch in Historic Cape May

Afternoon: Free Afternoon

Dinner: Dinner on your own to try one of the many gourmet restaurants here.

Evening: On your own

Lodging: Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel has two giant sun decks overlooking the sea.

Contact info:
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5611
web: www.grandhotelcapemay.com

Room amenities: Full Bath, Vanity Area with Hair Dryer, Serta Pillow Top Mattress, Electronic Safe, 3 cubic ft. compact Beverage Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Coffee Maker(bring your favorite coffee!), Iron & Ironing Board.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, indoor whirlpool, indoor and outdoor heated pools

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
call hotel to arrange extra nights

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 11 - Lectures on Victorian Literature and Recreation; ...
Lectures on Victorian Literature and Recreation; Trolley to the Lighthouse and Beaches

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lectures: Victorian Literature and the rise of Recreation during the Victorian era

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel.

Afternoon: Take the Trolley to Cape May Lighthouse and Point State Park. Visit Sunset Beach.

Dinner: 6:00 Dinner in the hotel.

Evening: Living History Presentation: An Evening with John Phillip Sousa

Lodging: Grand Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 12 - Lecture/wrap up
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Learn about the changing role of women during Victorian times. The program ends by 10:30. Hotel check out is 11:00.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Cape May, NJ
Cape May County Historical Museum(609) 465-3535
For additional information, visit: www.cmcmuseum.org
Leaming's Run Gardens(609) 465-5871
For additional information, visit: www.leamingsrungardens.com/
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts(609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278
For additional information, visit: www.capemaymac.org
Naval Air Station WildwoodAviation Museum Phone (609) 886-8787
For additional information, visit: www.usnasw.org

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.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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