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Tunes and Tales by the Gulf: Music and History on Alabama’s Beautiful Mobile Bay

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Program #14414RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Join us in beautiful Orange Beach for a finger-snapping, toe-tapping musical celebration and historical adventure amid the marvelous beauty of the Gulf of Mexico coast. Trace the evolution through time and place of beloved North American musical styles like Appalachian, Cajun, Cape Breton, bluegrass, Celtic, Western swing and jazz, and hear tales of area history featuring explorers, soldiers, a famous admiral and other memorable characters. Come in the fall or winter to uncover the natural history of Alabama, or visit during Mardi Gras to experience the delights of America’s original celebration of this special time of year.


• Explore Fort Morgan on Mobile Bay as you learn from expert historians about the many early explorers that put the region on the map.
• Trace the development of American fiddlin’ — a different way of playing the violin — and hear some of the beautiful ethnic and folk music played on this instrument since the 1600s in a private performance by a virtuoso fiddler.
• Choose a program date to match your interests, whether it’s our special celebration during Mardi Gras in Mobile or a winter or fall foray into the flora and fauna of the region.

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Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Coordinated by University of South Alabama.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences


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