The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, South Carolina's only statewide partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, awarded Magnolia Plantation the 2010 Heritage Award for their interpretive program at the slave cabins. Magnolia Plantation also won the 2009 preservation award last year for restoration and preservation of the cabins.Dinner: Dinner will be at the hotel.Evening: PRESENTATION & PERFORMANCE: The Gullah people, descendants of slaves, are a distinctive group of African-Americans living in the Coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia. Because of their isolated community life, the Gullah have retained more of their African cultural heritage than any other group and speak an English-based Creole language that retains many elements of African language and culture. Enjoy an informative presentation and selection of songs that will entertain and delight you with insights into Gullah culture.Lodging: The Mills House Wyndham Grand HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You are also near the historic College of Charleston with many activities of its own.Dinner: Dinner is on your own to try out the restaurants and cuisines of your choice. There are numerous options within walking distance of the hotel and we will prepare a list of suggestions. It is your night to enjoy. (This meal has been excluded from the program cost.)Evening: FREE EVENING: Continue your exploration of the sights and sounds that are most interesting to you personally. As with the afternoon, program staff will be happy to offer suggestions. Again, check the official Charleston Visitors Bureau website to see what's on: www.charlestoncvb.com/.Lodging: The Mills House Wyndham Grand HotelMeals Included: Breakfast
We’ll conclude at approximately 10:00am to facilitate your travel needs. Hotel check-out is 11:00am.
We hope you have enjoyed this exciting new program and will join us for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast