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MOBILE, ALABAMA

Signature City Mobile: History, Heritage, Culture, Beautiful Homes and Gardens

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Program #14321RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
In a series of fascinating field trips and lectures, discover the charms of hospitable Mobile, first capital of colonial French Louisiana. Forays into the past include visits to the City Museum, a replica of early French Fort Condé and Mobile’s historic downtown. Join an architectural historian amid the Garden District’s treasury of 18th- and 19th-century museum homes, and marvel at the splendor of stately Bellingrath and its famous and expansive gardens.


Highlights

• Visit the Museum of Mobile, where cutting-edge exhibits bring to life the area as first seen by early Americans and explore Mobile River harbor via pontoon boat.
• At the Richards DAR House, admire the Italianate home’s exquisite facade, depicting the four seasons in lavish iron lace.
• Step back in time at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, an “American castle” showcasing treasured antiques, a handmade brick-and-ironwork exterior and 65 acres of lush gardens.

Activity Notes

Walking up to a mile on field trips.

Date Notes
12/7/2014
Discover the holiday splendor of Bellingrath Gardens by day and the magic of more than 3 million twinkling holiday lights by night. Also enjoy a session on how to make special holiday treats.

Coordinated by University of South Alabama.


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

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