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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Lincoln: A Retrospective Look at America’s 16th President

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Program #21256ENZ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Many Americans regard Abraham Lincoln as the country’s greatest president, and his position among history’s greatest leaders is again inspiring discussion after the critical success of the 2012 film “Lincoln.” As the sesquicentennial of our 16th President’s death draws near, join Road Scholar in the nation’s capital to retrace his life and legacy as we weigh provocative issues and yet-unanswered questions. Consider conflicting interpretations of Lincoln as a noble martyr to emancipation and as a shrewd opportunist willing to suspend the Constitution to serve his wartime purposes, and decide whether the source of his enduring greatness is the preservation of the Union or the emancipation of African slaves.


Highlights

• Go off-the-beaten path and explore the President’s summer cottage where the Emancipation Proclamation was first drafted
• Embark on a Memorials by Moonlight guided fieldtrip.
• Meet and talk with experts about Lincoln’s personal and official life, including new historical information that has only recently come to light.

Program Notes

This learning adventure is one of our FLEX programs. It offers a more flexible schedule than our traditional programs and includes ample independent time and several meals on your own.

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Use of public transportation and walking up to five blocks a day.

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3 nights of accommodations
6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips

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