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CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY

A Victorian Primer In Cape May, the Nation's First Seashore Resort

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Program #1672RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Anna from East Brunswick, NJ Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/18/13
Trip was well organized,Cape May was on my "to do list" for very long time.I finaly made it.I value the presenters,their knowlege about the area,the history.I was intense week,but 100 % enjoyable.
Thank you ,
Anna

Harold from Kinsman, OH Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/18/13
My wife and I really enjoyed he program. It was so interesting and we learned so much about the Victorian Age. That's what we went for.

Jane from Topeka, KS Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/01/13
Extremely well done. Lots of information, presented in a variety of ways, great location, superior meals, and as a first timer, I'm looking for other programs to attend and enjoy as I did this one. Thank You.

Phyllis from Staten Island, NY Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
I met John Philip Sousa!!! He "joined" us in beautiful Cape May and told us about his very interesting and musical life. He lived in Cape May and I am envious! The houses...oh my! It is beauty and color beyond your wildest expectations! The clip-clop of the horses and carriages also bring you back into a time long ago. The trolley rides are brisk and the lecturers,informative. Delight yourself with almost a week away in the Victorian splendor of yesteryear.

Marcia from Silver Spring, MD Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/09/13 - 06/14/13
Was a delightful program about the Victorian times in lovely Cape May. Mac leaders did a wonderful job! Marcia

Jean from Glenham, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/02/13 - 06/07/13
Cape May, NJ is a wonderful and walkable city. Our classes were held in the Inn of Cape May, which is right near to the beach. It is a couple blocks from the outside shopping mall, the convention center, trolley rides and the horse and buggy rides. It is also near to the public library, grocery store, a yarn store, a cross stitch store and churches. The only drug store, a CVS is bit of a walk away. You are also within walking distance of the NJ transit bus station. I took a bus to Cape May, after taking a casino bus to Atlantic City. Its easy to fall in love with Cape May.

Jeanette from Toronto, ON Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/03/13
Just returned from an interesting, informative and enjoyable week at Cape May. The participants were all enthusiastic and fun. I learned a lot about Victorian times. Only downside was being inside for the lectures when it was so gorgeous outside, but that's life (wasn't a problem the day it rained!) Really really enjoyed Rich's lectures on music, he made the subject come alive for me. All speakers were excellent, and enjoyed the fact that most used the power point to the best advantage, showing pictures while they talked instead of simply reading off the projected image. On the whole I would recommend this to anyone. Great value for the money.

Eloise from Alton, ME Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/07/13 - 04/12/13
Being transported back to the Victorian era and meeting people of that time is so intriguing. These leaders, in the costumes of the era, made you think you were have a conversation in their home. Outstanding experience.

Teddy from Kemah, TX Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
We were disappointed in the sub-standard food but it improved as the days went on. Enjoyed meeting new people, Bob and Mary were super, and Cape May is a lovely walking town. Not one of our best Road Scholars programs.

Road Scholar's response:
Thank you for your feedback, Teddy. We’ve reevaluated the menu for this program and have made substantial improvements to the quality of the meals.
Elaine from Kent, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/07/12 - 10/12/12
As my first experience with Road Scholar, I was very satisfied.

Jack from Radnor, PA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
A fun and factual overview of Victorian America from the Cape May perspective. I found it an entertaining and informative interlude from my day to day life. A very pleasant experience that I would recommend to others.

Lois from Mantua, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/07/12 - 10/12/12
This Cape May program was a wonderful trip into the victorian era. I enjoyed staying at the Inn Of Cape May as it a wonderful step into the past. The food was superb, the programs enlightening and the participants in our group where all so friendly and fun to be with. The play was hilarious, the story tellers enjoyable and very knowledgeable and the trolley trips where so much fun. This was a great vacation and I learned so much in a very enjoyable setting. I would do it again if I could.

Benjamin from Silver Spring, MD Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/07/12 - 10/12/12
I found the Road Scholar program "Experience Victorian Cape May: The Nation's First Seashore Resort" interesting and informative. It filled a facet of American History that I had not encountered previously. The seaside location, the picturesque architecture and the pleasant company of the participants and the instructors made this a peak experience.

Frances from McKinney, TX Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/09/12 - 09/14/12
Just returned from "resorting" to Cape May with a wonderful group. The reenactors truly made the history come alive. The tour through the Physick Estate along with the Tea Luncheon and the Temperance debate were the highlights for me. The historic Cape May Inn was unique and the food was top quality. I enjoyed the first floor balcony overlooking the ocean in the evening after class. I highly recommend this trip if you're a student of history interested in this time period. There were plenty of eye opening facts and light, laughable moments. Thank goodness for MAC, the local center for the Arts that saved character and historical sites of this wonderful seaside oasis.


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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
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