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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Betsy from Wilmington, DE Number of programs attended: 30
Date attended: 10/25/15 - 10/30/15
If you want to learn all about Victorian life and experience what it would have been like to live in a small town in Victorian times, then this is the program for you. The information is presented in a fun way and the field trips around town enrich the whole experience.

Janet from Windsor, CT Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/18/15
Any Cape May Adventure is worth it. We were changed from the program we chose. I had doubts if I would like Victorian but we enjoyed it thoroughly. If you love the ocean it is a must to do. Every person who lead or presented made you want to learn.

John from Philadelphia, PA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/18/15
The Cape May program was interesting and enjoyable. We had a good balance of presentations, excursions and free time to explore the area. Our group leader did an excellent job managing the group and fostering a group spirit. The hotel was somewhat "overbooked" but was comfortable and well-situated. The meals were more than adequate (but not superior). The weak spot was the quality of the presentations.

Leo from Yardley, PA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/18/15
Lecturers were very weak and disjointed save the Sousa person. People attending great. Food fair. This is my 7th RS event. Please get different lecturers. I still enjoyed the programs except this one. Leo Yardley, Pa. 9/13-9/18

George from Midlothian, VA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/18/15
Great program! It was an experience being at the Jersey shore and learning about Victorian live and architecture. Very informative.

Walter from Valley Stream, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
If you are interested in learning about Victorian times, this would be the program to attend.

Barbara from Township Of Washington, NJ Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
Delightful! I felt like a participant in a real life drama. Thank you.

Nann from Winthrop Harbor, IL Number of programs attended: 37
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
We had a great week in Cape May. The informative lectures were given by local experts. The field trips complemented the lectures. The hotel is on the beach-- beautiful views and spectacular sunrises. Food was very good. We chose the September program to avoid the summer crowds.

Barbara from Virginia Beach, VA Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/06/14
The week in Cape May truly exceeded my expectations. Programs were excellent and very informative as well as entertaining and the scheduling was perfect allowing a leisurely start to the day and just the right amount of free time. Participants were all friendly and fun and Molly, our leader, was great in every way. A most enjoyable and relaxing program indeed!

Ernest from Fairfax, VA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/06/14
Our favorite parts of the program were the costumed enactments nearly every night. We certainly learned a lot about Victorians; their philosophy, history, ethics, religion, social structure and economics. I personally felt that there was too much free time, but other participants appreciated its leisurely. Our Program Director, Molly Goodrich, was exceptional.

Nan from Queensbury, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/06/14
All things Victorian is a well researched program with a variety of lectures, field trips, and walking.

Beth from Buena Vista, CO Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 06/01/14 - 06/06/14
If you have ever wanted to know how the Victorians lived and relaxed this is the program for you. The pace is relaxing and enjoyable. I would strongly recommend this program.

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