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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.
Explore Amelia Island’s tumultuous past and colorful present. Led by Amelia Island Museum of History experts, take a comprehensive look at this lovely seaport town’s legacy from its original residents circa 2,000 BC — the Timacua Indians — to modern times. Examine intrigue among French, Spanish, British, American and pirate adventurers; the Revolutionary and Civil wars; the coming of the railroad; the “Golden Age” of Victorian architecture; and historic preservation of Fernandina Beach on the National Register of Historic Places.


• During expert-led field trips, explore the Old Town Historic District, Kingsley Plantation, Fort Clinch State Park, and a Timacuan archaeological site.
• Explore Kingsley Plantation, one of the last surviving indigo plantations in Florida.
• Learn about the area's maritime history and see more of her natural beauty from the water, including dolphins and wild horses that graze on shore.

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Walking up to two miles; some stairs.

Coordinated by the Amelia Island Museum of History.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Performances


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