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SOLOMONS, MARYLAND

Keepers of the Light: Great Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay

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Program #1504RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate (Variable by Program Date)
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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 Sep 9 — Sep 14, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Marina, waterfront, walking distance to Museum and town

Contact info:
155 Holiday Drive
Solomons, MD 20688 USA
phone: 410-326-6311
web: www.solomonsmd.hiselect.com

Facility amenities: Hotel offers an outdoor junior Olympic-size swimming pool, outdoor tennis and volleyball and a fully equipped Health Center, along with full service restaurant. Laundry service is available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $115.
You must contact on your own. Nights must be consecutive to program. Identify yourself as Road Scholar participant.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, September 09 - Arrival and orientation/Welcome to Southern Maryl...
Arrival and orientation/Welcome to Southern Maryland/Tour of Cove Pt. Lighthouse

Note: This program opens with the director's famous behind the scenes tour at the museum.

Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. Meet Diane in Calvert Marine Museum lobby. 1:45 See the Calvert Marine Museum. 3:00 pm. Check in at Holiday Inn Solomons. 5:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese in Drum Point Lighthouse. 6:00 p.m. Dinner under the Drum Point Lighthouse. 7:00 p.m. Behind the Scenes Tour of Museum.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be held under the Drum Point Lighthouse which is on the premises of the Calvert Marine Museum.

Evening: 7:00 p.m. Behind the Scenes Tour of Calvert Marine Museum with the Director of the museum Doug Alves.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Select Solomons

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Marina, waterfront, walking distance to Museum and town

Contact info:
155 Holiday Drive
Solomons, MD 20688 USA
phone: 410-326-6311
web: www.solomonsmd.hiselect.com

Facility amenities: Hotel offers an outdoor junior Olympic-size swimming pool, outdoor tennis and volleyball and a fully equipped Health Center, along with full service restaurant. Laundry service is available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $115.
You must contact on your own. Nights must be consecutive to program. Identify yourself as Road Scholar participant.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, September 10 - Enjoy a day long tour of Northern Lighthouses by ...
Enjoy a day long tour of Northern Lighthouses by boat, including lunch at the locally reknowned Kentmorr Restuarant on Kent Island.

Note: After a full day of seeing lighthouse from the water, sit back and enjoy a talk by Dr. Ralph Eshelman.

Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast at the Holiday Inn.

Morning: 8:00 a.m. board charter boat under Drum Pt. Lighthouse for tour of Cove Point, Thomas Point, and Sandy Point Lighthouses.

Lunch: Lunch at Kentmorr Restaurant.

Afternoon: See Bloody Point and Sharps Island Lighthouses, return to museum.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m. Dinner in CMM Lounge.

Evening: 7:00 p.m. Lecture of history of Lighthouses.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Select Solomons

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Marina, waterfront, walking distance to Museum and town

Contact info:
155 Holiday Drive
Solomons, MD 20688 USA
phone: 410-326-6311
web: www.solomonsmd.hiselect.com

Facility amenities: Hotel offers an outdoor junior Olympic-size swimming pool, outdoor tennis and volleyball and a fully equipped Health Center, along with full service restaurant. Laundry service is available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $115.
You must contact on your own. Nights must be consecutive to program. Identify yourself as Road Scholar participant.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, September 11 - Van tour of other Southern Maryland lighthouses: ...
Van tour of other Southern Maryland lighthouses: Point Lookout and Piney Point lighthouses.

Note: Tucked in between lighthouses is lunch at the Island Bar and Crabhouse on St. George's Island.

Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast at the Holiday Inn.

Morning: 10:00a.m. depart Holiday Inn by van for a tour of Piney Point Lighthouse

Lunch: Noon lunch at Island Bar and Crabhouse, St. George's Island.

Afternoon: 2:00 p.m. Tour of Point Lookout Lighthouse. 3:00 p.m. Depart for Holiday Inn.

Evening: Free Evening to expore beautiful Solomons Island. Dinner on your own. Select from a wide array of local eateries and fine dining restaurants. Walk along the boardwalk and see the Patuxent River sunset.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Select Solomons

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Marina, waterfront, walking distance to Museum and town

Contact info:
155 Holiday Drive
Solomons, MD 20688 USA
phone: 410-326-6311
web: www.solomonsmd.hiselect.com

Facility amenities: Hotel offers an outdoor junior Olympic-size swimming pool, outdoor tennis and volleyball and a fully equipped Health Center, along with full service restaurant. Laundry service is available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $115.
You must contact on your own. Nights must be consecutive to program. Identify yourself as Road Scholar participant.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, September 12 - Tour by boat of lighthouses in the southern Chesa...
Tour by boat of lighthouses in the southern Chesapeake Bay. Lunch on historic Smith Island.

Note: This action-packed day ends under the Drum Point Lighthouse with local fare and local musicians.

Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast at the Holiday Inn.

Morning: 8:00 a.m. board charter boat for tour of Point No Point, Point Lookout, and Smith Point Lighthouses

Lunch: 12 noon Lunch at Bayside Inn on Smith Island

Afternoon: Visit Bayside History Museum. 2:00 p.m. depart Smith Island for Solomon's Lump and Hooper Island Lighthouses

Dinner: 6:00 p.m. dinner in museum lounge

Evening: 7:00 p.m. Musical entertainment by local maritime musicians singing sea chanteys, ballads, and tavern songs.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Select Solomons

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Marina, waterfront, walking distance to Museum and town

Contact info:
155 Holiday Drive
Solomons, MD 20688 USA
phone: 410-326-6311
web: www.solomonsmd.hiselect.com

Facility amenities: Hotel offers an outdoor junior Olympic-size swimming pool, outdoor tennis and volleyball and a fully equipped Health Center, along with full service restaurant. Laundry service is available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $115.
You must contact on your own. Nights must be consecutive to program. Identify yourself as Road Scholar participant.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, September 13 - Visit state archaeology lab at Jefferson Patterso...
Visit state archaeology lab at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum and enjoy a picnic overlooking the Patuxent River. Sunset wine and cheese cruise.

Note: Another exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to see the archaeological evidence of Maryland's past.

Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast at the Holiday Inn.

Morning: Travel by van to Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum for a behind-the-scenes tour of the state archaeological lab.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at JPPM overnlooking the Patuxent River.

Afternoon: Visit JPPM Visitor Center and exhibits. At 3:00 return to the Holiday Inn. Free afternoon.

Dinner: Cookout under the Drum Point Lighthouse. Special lesson on how to pick bluecrabs. Sunset cruise on the Wm. B. Tennison.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Select Solomons

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Saturday, September 14 - Program closing with a special catered breakfast ...
Program closing with a special catered breakfast by a local chef from Lotus Kitchen.

Note: Parting company over the excellent cuisine from Lotus Kitchen will make parting sweeter. You are free to depart after breakfast.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the museum member's lounge catered by local chef. Closing program.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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
1 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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