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The Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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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.
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.
Shirley from Pentwater, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
This was my first Road Scholar program and only because my friend had been asking to go with her for many years. The content proved to be very interesting and educational. My friend and I explored on our free time and took full advantage of an easy city to get around walking. The group leaders took great care of their flock. The Hotel was nice. Two exceptional lunches were off site at funky restaurants with excellent food provided.

Gary from Dayton, OH Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
This is a magnificent program for anyone interested
in Lincoln and American history. It comes visits to
important sites (Lincoln's home,tomb, library and museum) plus outstanding lectures by experts in Lincoln
studies. Our trip leader, Kathy deHart, went out of her
way to make the trip unforgettable.

Gwen from Sioux Falls, SD Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
This program is great. There is a nice compliment of activities and programs/lecture. The leader and assistant leader are fabulous, informed, accommodating, conscientious, and hard working. You will be pleased if Lincoln is on your bucket list!!! This program is worth every cent and more :-)

jean from stillwater, MN Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip entitled The Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The group leader and her assistant for this trip were exceptional not only in their knowledge of Springfield and Lincoln but they were very well aware of the mobility and hydration needs of the participants. The days were full, well organized and on time. There were two free afternoons that I greatly appreciated for extra sightseeing, shopping or relaxing. The motel was centrally located downtown and most sights were within walking distance and cab service was available. The tours by motor coach were comfortable and of a short distance. The tour locations were hospitable, knowledgeable and very proud and respectful of Abraham Lincoln. The town of Springfield has done justice to Lincoln, his legacy and his family.

Natalie from Jackson, MS Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
As always with a Road Scholar program, I learned new things, enjoyed the other participants, and am glad I went. Our leader and her helper were both great: well-organized, knowledgeable, friendly, fun. The speakers were good, especially John Squibb (who spoke to us twice) and Sam Wheeler. The balance between lectures and excursions was good. I do, however, think that this program would have been better as a four-night one rather than a five-night one. There was some redundancy and unnecessary free time.

Gayle from Fort Wayne, IN Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
If you are at all interested in learning more about Abraham Lincoln, his life and times and his legacy this is for you. Excellent content!

Helen from Morgan Hill, CA Number of programs attended: 36
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
I have 2 others thinking about this trip seriously.

Anna Beth from Springfield, MO Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
Excellent program totally focused on Lincoln and not diverted by the details of Civil War battles. We got to know and understand the MAN who faced such a crisis.

Gerrell from Austin, TX Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
This was an outstanding program in every respect. Although I thought that I knew a great deal about Abraham Lincoln, I learned much more during this program--particularly about his years of law practice before becoming more involved in national politics. The lectures were all extremely informative, even when there were differences of opinion among the presenters. All ot the field trips added greatly to the program, especially those outside of Springfield. Both the accompdagtions and meals were first rate, and I particularly enjoyed those at unique restaurants in small rural towns.

Cynthia from Girard, OH Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
Outstanding program. Wonderful speakers, right amount of activity, great hotel location and the meals were excellent. Our group leader Kathy and her assistant did a great job. I particularly enjoyed the various speakers, who were all great, but particularly John Squibb and John Lupton. Highly recommend this program for both the history buff and for anyone looking for a great experience.

Cama from Winston Salem, NC Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
The Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln immersed me in the time and the places that shaped Lincoln and that he, in turn, helped to shape. My admiration and respect for this great leader grew as I listened and saw and experienced the situations in which he lived and the wisdom and compassion he brought to them. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is outstanding, a true climax to the week.

Delores from Luverne, MN Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
The Road Scholar program "Legacy of Lincoln" present at Springfield, Illinois in September 2013 was well organized and very professionally and effectively lead. For we old folks, the distance between site was easy walking distance. Our leader was very conscious of the pace. The bus rides to points outside city were comfortable and the quaint restaurants added to the experience.

David from North Canton, OH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
The presenters are experts in their subject matter and communicate that knowledge well to us. Dave

Emily from Winston Salem, NC Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
This was our first Road Scholar experience, and it exceeded our high expectations. Although we have spent a half-century on a university campus going to many programs, we welcomed the change of venues and the great mix of very interested, educated public citizens. the Wilsons

Roberta from Plano, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
This was not only one of the best programs I have attended - It was the BEST.


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