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BEGINS IN: BRANDON, VERMONT

Historic Houses, Gardens and Country Farms of Vermont and New Hampshire

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Program #21415RJ
7 Days | 6 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.
The historic homes and gardens of the beautiful Champlain Valley and coastal New Hampshire are irreplaceable time capsules. In each one, preserved architecture and artifacts tell the story of important chapters in American history and provide a window into the lives of prominent Americans through the centuries. Explore some of these great historic properties with historians, master gardeners and other experts to learn about the son of a president, prominent industrial families and the part New England has played in the larger American narrative.


Highlights

• Cross bridges and follow rambling stone walls beneath sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks at Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park, site of what may be America’s oldest managed forest.
• Marvel at the Federal-style home and studios of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, surrounded by lovely gardens and 100-year-old hedges.
• Explore Hildene, the mansion and summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln. Hear its 1,000-pipe Aeolian organ and experience its gardens, observatory and farm.

Activity Notes

Up to two hours of moderate walking and standing each day, sometimes on uneven and unpaved surfaces.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Brandon, Vt., 4 nights; coach to Portsmouth, N.H., 2 nights; departure.

Date Notes
10/4/2015
This program is during peak New England fall colors and should offer a fantastic opportunity to view the spectacular fall colors. Price reflects the time period.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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