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Program #19403RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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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.
In one of America’s most historic and beautiful cities, take a step back in time as you explore the manicured gardens, ornate home interiors and antebellum history of the plantations nestled within Charleston and the coastal Lowcountry. Encounter the life stories of those who lived and worked in these stately homes and historic plantations, black and white, slave and free. Learn about the Gullah people, slave descendants who have preserved more of their African heritage than any other community in the country.


• Step inside the Nathaniel Russell Home and the Edmondston-Alston Home, Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
• Attend the Charleston City Market, four blocks of open-air buildings where vendors sell paintings, pottery, sweetgrass baskets and more.
• Enjoy sumptuous Lowcountry cuisine, a sweetgrass basket weaving demo, gullah and the only tea plantation in the U.S.

Program Notes

For participants interested in a lower-priced Charleston program with accommodations at a retreat center several miles outside of the city, please see program #19402.

Activity Notes

Field trips are up to two miles and 3 to 4 blocks. Some concrete paths and some uneven surfaces, especially at the plantations. Some standing for lectures on field trips.

Date Notes
Participants stay in a luxury hotel in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. 9/28/2014
Participants stay in a luxury hotel in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. 10/5/2014
Participants stay at a high-rise hotel across the Ashley River with city views. 10/12/2014
Participants stay in a luxury hotel in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. 10/26/2014
Participants stay in a luxury hotel in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. 5/4/2014
Participants stay in a luxury hotel in the heart of Charleston’s historic district.

Coordinated by Center for Educational Adventure.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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