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ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI

Mark Twain and the Mississippi River, Lewis and Clark, and the Civil War

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Program #7883ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.

Mark Twain And The Mississippi River
Glimpse Mark Twain, the man, as well as the author. All-day field study to Hannibal, Mo., provides insight into Twain's childhood. Sense Twain's passion for the Mississippi, visit his boyhood home, and learn about his family and lifestyle.

Where Lewis And Clark Began: Historic St. Charles
St. Charles, Missouri, served as the final embarkation point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. At noon on May 14, 1804,the exploration began from this historic site. Come and explore this great journey West at the point from which it all began.

Civil War: Return To The Drama Of 1860s
Located at the confluence of mighty rivers, St. Louis was a 'hotbed' of activity for both sides during the Civil War. Take an in-depth look at the Dred Scott case, regional Civil War history, and local tales. Field study to Grant's home. Accessing some significant sites may include walking up to 1-2 miles, with rests, and climbing stairs.



Activity Notes

Some stairs and walking 1-2 miles daily.

Date Notes
4/12/2015
This program will include a field trip to the Missouri History Museum for a special exhibit that will allow participants to see one of the five most important and foundational documents in American history: The Louisiana Purchase. Please note: we will not be visiting the Gateway Arch on this program -- if participants wish to visit this National Monument they should make plans to do so on their own. The Museum of Westward Expansion below the Arch is closed for renovation, hence the decision to replace this tour with a more applicable field trip. Instead participants will go to Illinois to visit the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, which was the site of the winter camp of Lewis & Clark before their journey began, and to the convergence of the Mighty Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.

Coordinated by St. Charles Community College.


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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
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