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Made in Carolina: The History, Culture and Architecture of Enchanting Charleston

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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Help yourself to some of the warm hospitality the South is known for in Charleston, a city as famous for its kind and friendly people as for its rich history, preserved buildings and church spires. View the city’s architectural masterpieces during walks and talks with a local historian who reveals 300 years of history from the pre-Revolution era to the present day. Hear echoes of the region’s cultural heritage in the melodies of Celtic and American folk music, performed just for you by a classically trained musical duo on a variety of instruments.


• Visit the places where Charleston history happened with a local expert, including The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.
• Trace the layered history of the Gullah people, descendants of enslaved West Africans whose culture impacts South Carolina to this day.
• Choose from two themes, each focused on a different period from Charleston’s history, to learn from passionate and knowledgeable reenactors in period dress.

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Walking up to one mile a day over narrow, uneven, flagstone-paved sidewalks and cobblestone streets; some standing.

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Program focuses on the Siege of Charleston, the strategies of Union and Confederate commanders, and the Confederate defense of Fort Sumter and Battery Wagner. A local expert teaches you about the recovery of the sunken submarine H.L. Hunley.

Coordinated by Coastal Retreat Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips


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