REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby area to pick up your arrival packet with your name badge and the up-to-date schedule we’ll review during orientation. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of any changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your understanding.
ORIENTATION: 5:00pm. We’ll gather in the designated meeting room for an informative overview of the program to come plus an opportunity to greet the program staff and your fellow participants during an introductory get-acquainted session. We’ll review the schedule, answer any questions you may have, and discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, and emergency procedures. (If you arrive late, please pick up your packet at the hotel front desk.)
You are about to embark on a holiday learning adventure planned to present the distinctive history, heritage, and delectable flavors of Charleston and the Lowcountry amid customs and traditions of the season. What better place to ring in the new year!Dinner: Dinner will be served in the private dining room reserved for Road Scholar.Evening: Take the remainder of the evening to begin getting to know one another or just relax and prepare for tomorrow’s full day of activities. If you choose to go for a walk on your own, the Mills House is ideally located for exploring the city’s renowned historic attractions.Lodging: The Mills House Wyndham Grand HotelMeals Included: Dinner
Continuing our field trip, you’ll encounter the plantation’s eight remaining slave cabins and their unique exhibits presenting different themes of Black History. Get a sense of what slavery was like on a Carolina plantation, see different aspects of daily life, how the people worked and lived, their struggles, celebrations, and historical progression.Lunch: Returning to the hotel after the field trip, begin your personal independent exploration with lunch on your own, an opportunity to savor the local flavor you prefer. We'll offer suggestions for popular favorites.Afternoon: FREE AFTERNOON: Explore Charleston as you wish. We’ll provide you with a list of activities and sites you can visit on your own, and almost everything is within walking distance in the Historic District. You could also hop on a bike taxi, an environmentally friendly pedicab whose driver will take you anywhere in the district at a reasonable cost.Dinner: Indulge your taste preferences with dinner on your own. We’ll provide you with a list of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. If you have something very special in mind, you may want to make reservations well in advance.Evening: FREE EVENING: Explore more of Charleston, enjoy some entertainment, spend the evening with new friends — the evening is yours to enjoy as you wish. We'll have a list of suggestions from current offerings.Lodging: The Mills House Wyndham Grand HotelMeals Included: Breakfast
We hope you have enjoyed this special holiday learning adventure and will join us for other delightful and rewarding Road Scholar programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys..and Happy New Year!Meals Included: Breakfast