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6 Days | 5 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
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Marge from Indianapolis, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/08/14 - 10/13/14
This was a great program. The educational opportunites were excellent. The entertainment was very special. Food was very good. I highly recommend this Natchez program.

Hannah from Salem, MA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 03/30/14 - 04/04/14
Although the materials gave a very enlightening preview of the program in historic Natchez, nothing prepared me for the fascinating and diverse experiences I had visiting this city. If you have a passion for the history and architecture of the south, this is your program!

Nicholas from Norwood, MA Number of programs attended: 24
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/21/14
Enjoyed the complimentary wine at the hotel and interacting with the participants.

Barbara from Lexington, OH Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
I never realized how important and rich Natchez was before the Civil War, and seeing these beautiful homes, and learning about their way of life was really enlightening. This program was very well-organized and enjoyable and gave me a sense of the Deep South.

Judy from Columbia, MO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/04/13
This program was beyond what I expected. Natchez is a jewel of the south, and much more educational and exciting than I thought it would be. Don't miss it.

Tina from Schaumburg, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/30/13 - 04/04/13
The tour of Natchez, MS was my first Road Scholar tour. I love to travel, but to only see the highlights of a city without knowing the history, people, or context just seems empty. This tour gave me a valuable lesson in the history and make up of this wonderful city. This program has many welcoming and knowledgeable locals who are eager to share in the beauty and pride of their hometown. Exceeded all my expectations and highly recommend.

Walter from Knoxville, TN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/14/13 - 05/19/13
Thoroughly enjoyed a fascinating trip back into the life and times of antebellum Natchez, MS. We never knew how rich in history and culture nor about the close ties Natchez had to the Pennsylvania and New York area during the early to mid-1800's. Many of the mansions of the wealthy cotton plantation owners have been restored and are a sight to behold!

Robert from Neenah, WI Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 03/30/13 - 04/04/13
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 days in Natchez learning about it's history, touring mansions, and, of course getting to know more interesting people. It was also fun to see "southern genteel" ladies as our coordinator and guides. Will need to take the Vicksburg program next. The listening devices work so well, very helpful.

Allen from Oak Park, IL Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 03/17/13 - 03/22/13
Great Peek Into Current White Southern Culture. Wow, I am so glad I attended this program. The major learning for me was not what they said, but what they didn't say. We toured mansion after mansion. Again and again we heard, "We had the greatest collection of millionaires in the world and all that money came from 'King Cotton'". We also heard about the dozens of "servents" it took to run the mansions. Of course the truth is that the money came not from cotton, but from slavery. And the so-called servents were slaves. We attended the Historic Natchez Tableaux which is an amateur production about the history of Natchez. It is produced by the two major garden clubs in the city. It takes hundreds of volunteers to produce the event. It was a reflection of the white establishment - a total of three black faces in the cast. Upon inquiry, I learned that the prestigous roles of king and queen are awarded on the basis of long family history and tradition and in the case of the queen ability to pay for a gown that rivals any wedding dress I have seen. The poplulatin of Natchez is 60% black, but you would not know it from this program.

Evelyn from Rochester, NY Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 03/10/13 - 03/15/13
Evelyn from Rochester, n.y. We loved Natchez, the lovely hotel on the river, and the program. Our 8th Road Scholar, and, I hope, not the last.

Lynne from Fairfield, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/10/13 - 03/15/13
This is a very well-paced program. The hotel is lovely, right on the river, and the sites are easy walking distance. There was always an activity, no waiting around, but no rushing, either. Food was always good, sometimes great. We learned a lot; so glad we went.

Mary from Bonita Springs, FL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/10/13 - 03/15/13
Nachez is a very interesting city to visit and very easy to get around in.It has many attractions from plantations to churches to interesting terrain along the Mississippi river.

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5 nights of accommodations
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