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Adventures Afloat: Echoes of the Past: Reflections on the Civil War from D.C. to Charleston

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12 Days | 11 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
With America commemorating the sesquicentennial of its Civil War, embark on a voyage to some of the war’s most critical settings: Fredericksburg, Petersburg, Wilmington, Fort Sumter and more. Learn the story of the conflict that, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, gave America “a new birth of freedom.”


• Explore Washington, D.C. on an excursion led by a Road Scholar expert.
• Learn about crucial battles like Fort Sumter, Fredericksburg, Wilmington and the Siege of Petersburg on the hallowed ground where they took place.
• Experience Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s premiere living history museum.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Standing for up to two hours at a time, up to four hours a day. Mobility is essential, as small boats and tenders are sometimes used for disembarkation and re-embarkation.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Washington, D.C. (Arlington), 1 night; embark Yorktown, 10 nights (ports of call include Alexandria, Va., Fredericksburg, Colonial Williamsburg, Petersburg & Richmond, New Bern, N.C., Morehead City, Wilmington); disembark Charleston, S.C., departure.

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11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips


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