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North Carolina’s Maritime Heritage: The Ocean and Her People

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4 Days | 3 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.
Hear the tales of pirates and privateers — whalers and watermen — during a fascinating immersion into the history and culture of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Join historical society members for an educational walk through Beaufort and its Old Burying Ground, with opportunities to spot the wild horses that roam on Carrot Island. Examine severe weather systems, and hear the stories of their impact on the community from a nationally published author.


• Join author and historian Jay Barnes as he details the culture of local communities and offers insight into the distinctive “Down East” language pattern.
• Take a field trip to Fort Macon and learn about its history from the Civil War until its role in protecting the coast from German U-boats in WWII.
• Examine artifacts raised from the wreck of Blackbeard’s flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge.

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Beach and some paths are not handicapped accessible. Some walking on gravel paths, slightly hilly terrain; golf carts available.

Coordinated by Trinity Conference Center.

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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips


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