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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.
Boasting railroads, the C&O Canal, aviation pioneers and a modern Volvo power train lab, it’s easy on this transportation adventure to see why Hagerstown is called the Hub City. Ride two historic railroad trains. Discover the importance of the National Road to early road travel, set your curiosity skyward examining air travel, and ponder future methods of transportation. By water, land and the sky — this educational experience is a go!


• Take a historically interpreted ride on two trains — AMTRAK's modern "Capitol Limited" which was formerly the Historic B&O railroads premier route west from our nations Capitol to Chicago. Contrast with the steam-powered Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.
• Visit the majestic Great Falls National Park to understand the role of the canal and locks system in our nation's infrastructure history.
• Learn about the hundreds of planes and even a space shuttle at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institute at their Dulles Airport Hangar.

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Walking up to two hours on field trips.

Coordinated by Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center.

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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
1 Performances


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