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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

Friends, Neighbors, Presidents: The World of Jefferson, Madison and Monroe

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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.
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.
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Discover the world of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, and his friends and neighbors, James Monroe and James Madison. Recall the lives and times of these great men and the nation they helped forge through lectures examining their friendships, political careers, personal lives and philosophies, as well as Federal-era architecture and society.


Highlights

• Experience the presidents’ historic homes — Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland, Madison’s Montpelier, and Jefferson’s magnificent Monticello — on field trips.
• Enjoy lunch at historic Michie Tavern and learn about the rich history of this hub of social activity.
• With an expert leader, see Jefferson's "Academical Village," walking through the UVA Grounds and by the impressive Rotunda.

Program Notes

You may enjoy a three-night version of this program, “Three Friends: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe” (#9113).


Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles daily.

Date Notes
12/6/2015
During the Christmas season, the historic houses are traditionally decorated for the holidays. Participants in the December date can expect to see beautiful period style garlands, wreaths, and other seasonal greenery at each of the manor houses.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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