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Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Ms. Jackie Bagley

Jackie Bagley has been an educational excursion leader for over 20 years and received her formal training at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, in 1979. While at the University of Chicago, she completed her B.A. degree in the intellectual history of the 18th century. Her master’s work at the University of Chicago covered the Colonial and Revolutionary periods as her major and Egyptology as her minor.

Ms. Nancy Webster

Nancy Webster is a student and teacher of history. After receiving her B.A. magna cum laude from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, Nancy’s interest in early American history took her to William & Mary College where she received a double M.A. degree in American studies and museum curatorship. Today, she lectures and consults on planning, preservation and historical research. She is a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars, Fellows in American Studies, the Friend’s Historical Association, Women Historians of the Delaware Valley, and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Nancy is also curator and a board member of the Delaware Historical Society.

Edward Mauger

Edward Mauger left a successful career as associate dean at Rutgers University to launch a company based in Philadelphia that celebrates the 18th century. His publications include “Benjamin Franklin: A Musical Life,” and the popular history title “Philadelphia Then and Now.” Edward has been featured on ABC's Good Morning America, PBS's History Detectives, and the History Channel. His in-depth research has served as foundation for a series of unique learning explorations in historic Philadelphia.

Group Leaders

Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Mr. Nick Cvetkovic

Nick Cvetkovic is a longtime resident of the Philadelphia area and an expert on the history, religion and culture of the German community in early Philadelphia. He leads field trips in both English and his native German. A retired computer consultant and graduate of Drexel University, Nick is a docent at the Elfreth's Alley Museum and active in the German Society of Pennsylania.

Instructors & Group Leaders

These people serve both roles during your program.

Fred Vincent

Fred Vincent is a native Philadelphian who taught science in the public school system for 30 years, then worked at Franklin Institute and Temple University before retiring in 1999. After serving in the Peace Corps as a volunteer in a small village in Sri Lanka, Fred discovered how much he missed cities and began to develop an interest in urban planning. Fred enjoys leading walking excursions through Philadelphia, and looks forward to sharing his city as a Road Scholar group leader.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
1 Performances


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