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MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA

Travel Back in Time: The History of Trains and Customs of the Southern Appalachians

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Program #16093RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
As the high iron tunneled and climbed westward, momentous decisions, scandals and tragedies rolled through Appalachia. Examine the far-reaching ramifications of steam locomotive travel, from innovative engineering feats to the toiling laborers and rich tycoons behind their construction.


Highlights

• Relive the romance of a magnificent bygone era as you ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
• Narrated visits to the historic Black Mountain, Old Fort and Apple Valley railroad depots reveal the effects of the railroad on the economy and culture of this mountain region.
• Learn and sing the songs inspired by trains and railroads and screen, and discuss films that have become fixtures of railroad lore.

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Optional walking or hiking on uneven terrain.

Coordinated by Montreat Conference Center.


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

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