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St. Augustine: 450 Years of History Comes Alive!

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Program #6642RJ
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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.
Become an adventurer on a quest to explore St. Augustine's role in the shaping of America throughout 450 years. Examine the city's rich tapestry through lectures by local experts and historians, live music, professional costumed re-enactments and expert-led field trips. Observe architecture of the Spanish, British and Venetian Renaissance periods. Journey from the pre-European era to the conquerors and the present. Immerse yourself in our historical treasure!


• Examine the site where the Spanish landed, the Historic District, Castillo de San Marcos, Ponce de Leon Hall (formerly the Ponce de Leon Hotel) on the campus of Flagler College and listed as a National Historic Landmark.
• Meet Henry Flagler in a costumed presentation and listen as this railroad magnate shares with you his life and legacy of grand hotels, the railroads and the impact of Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture on St. Augustine.
• View “Gilded Age” works of Tiffany at selected historic buildings.

Program Notes

If you are looking to celebrate Road Scholar's 40th Anniversary in St. Augustine, please check out program #21668.

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There is moderate amount of walking, stairs and standing at historic sites and museums during field trips. Elevators are provided at several sites. Narrow streets and trolley design make this program more challenging for those with limited mobility.

Date Notes
Special 450th anniversary program of this city first established in 1565. St. Augustine’s 450th Commission has special events planned throughout the week. Watch for updates as we add a variety of activities.9/13/2015
Special 450th anniversary program of this city first established in 1565. St. Augustine’s 450th Commission has special events planned throughout the week. Watch for updates as we add a variety of activities.

Coordinated by Eckerd College.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
6 Performances


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