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Historic Charleston: A Gem of a City

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6 Days | 5 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.
Charleston is one of America's finest historical, cultural and architectural jewels, filled with historic homes, lovely gardens and cobblestone streets and radiating with the perfume of magnolia blossoms, tea olives, wisteria and flowering almonds. From the churchyards where lay the great men and woman who settled Carolina and founded early America to the distinct Gullah-Geechie culture that influenced early African-American leaders, artists, writers and musicians, learn how Charleston’s early history of slave plantations and rice cultivation shaped its economy and lifestyle. Through Southern art, literature and music, come to understand how religious and ethnic diversity contributed to the city’s character.


• Discover the Battery and delve into the city’s history with local authors and journalists.
• Visit the campus of the historic College of Charleston and enjoy its lovely grounds.
• See Boone Hall Plantation, one of the oldest working plantations in America, and walk beneath the avenue of oaks as you uncover the truths of the slavery era.

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Walking up to two miles per day, cobblestones and uneven sidewalks.

Coordinated by the College of Charleston.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips


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