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CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston’s Plantations and Stately Homes

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Program #19402RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Absorb the beauty and depth of Charleston’s stately homes and lowcountry plantations as you delve into their histories on exclusive, expert-led explorations of Drayton Hall and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Learn the uncensored story of slave life during onsite lectures, and examine the architectural influences that gave Charleston its grand downtown structures.


Highlights

• Compare the Aiken-Rhett House in its unrestored state with the beautifully restored 19th-century Nathanial Russell House.
• Enjoy a look into — and tasty sampling of — modern plantation life at Charleston Tea Plantation, containing America’s only tea garden, and Irvin House Vineyards, makers of Muscadine wine and Firefly vodka.
• Enjoy an exploration of Charleston’s Historic Battery, viewing the exteriors of stately homes built before, during and after the Civil War.

Program Notes

Lodging is at a retreat center several miles outside of Charleston. For accommodations in Charleston’s historic district or just outside the city, please see Program #19403.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles a day, some standing; no elevators at historic houses.

Coordinated by Coastal Retreat Center.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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