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The Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley, The Lees of Virginia, and Appalachian Origins

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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 Civil War In Virginia's Shenandoah Valley
This dynamic series of lectures and field trips explores Civil War in the Valley. Study the defeats, successes, movement of troops, tactics and battlefield insights, from Jackson's Valley Campaign to New Market to the effects of Sheridan's torch. Walking up to 1.5 miles over battlefield terrain and footpath terrain.

The Lees of Virginia: From 1640 to Robert E. Lee
Meet representative members of one of the illustrious first families of Virginia. Study important roles the Lees played in Virginia history from colonial times through the Civil War. Field trip to historic Lexington, the Lee Museum and Lee's crypt.

Appalachian Origins: Nature Sculpts Land & Life
How did the Shenandoah and the Appalachians originate? What forces molded this venerable landscape, home to wildlife, wildflowers, forests, and humans? Study their connections and explore Natural Bridge Gorge with an expert field naturalist.

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Walking up to 1.5 miles over battlefield terrain and footpath terrain.

Coordinated by Virginia Commonwealth University.

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