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Tracing the Routes of the American Revolution

Program Number: 12311RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/6/2013 - 10/17/2013; 9/29/2014 - 10/10/2014;
Duration: 11 nights
Location: Hull, Massachusetts
Price starting at: $2,349.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: History & Culture; On the Road
Meals: 33; 11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Beginning in Boston, learn what led to "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" then journey to key locations in Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. Gain an understanding of our nation's struggle for independence during lectures and on-site explorations with local historians and interpreters in period attire.




Highlights

• At Fort Ticonderoga in New York, learn of the fort’s capture by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.
• See how American troops forced British surrender at the Saratoga Battlefield and relive the battles at Concord and Lexington in Massachusetts.
• Explore Mount Vernon, the New Windsor Cantonment, Yorktown and Annapolis, where General Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.



Activity Particulars

Walking for up to two miles, standing on field trips. Terrain may be unpaved and uneven.



Itinerary Summary

Arrival Hull, Mass., 2 nights; coach to Brandon, Vt., 2 nights; coach to Albany, N.Y., 1 night; coach to Philadelphia, Pa., 3 nights; coach to Williamsburg, Va., 2 nights; coach via Yorktown to Edgewood, Md., 1 night; coach to Hull or Boston, departure.




Hull

First settled in 1622, Hull’s seaside location boasts a rich history of the fishing, shipwrecks and beachside attractions. The gray sands and tide pools of Nantasket Beach welcome visitors to the peninsula town of Hull each year — famous summer residents have included President Calvin Coolidge and Joseph Kennedy, Sr.



Accommodations
Comfortable hotels in Hull, Albany, Philadelphia, Williamsburg, Edgewood and Brandon.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
James Dassatti

James Dassatti is the executive director of the Vermont Living History Association and states that he “lives to teach.” A graduate of Norwich University in Vermont, James instructs Road Scholar programs on Lake Champlain history and the American Revolution.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Nantasket Beach Resort
  Hull 2 nights
   Brandon Inn
  Brandon, VT 2 nights
   Comfort Inn & Suites
  Albany, NY 1 night
   Holiday Inn Express Midtown
  Philadelphia, PA 3 nights
   Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg
  Williamsburg, VA 2 nights
   Comfort Inn and Suites Aberdeen Proving Grounds
  Edgewood, MD 1 night
 Nantasket Beach Resort
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Full service resort/spa located close to a Hull beach. Just a short ferry ride from the Boston Logan Airport.
  Contact info: 45 Hull Shore Drive
Hull, MA 02045 USA
phone: 781-925-4500
web: www.nantasketbeachhotel.com
  Room amenities: Resort Room Accommodations include: ~ Gas Fireplace ~ Whirlpool Bath ~ Microfridge ~ Coffee Maker ~ Hair Dryer ~ Individual Climate Control ~ 27" Remote Control Television ~ Iron / Ironing Board ~ Large Working Desk ~ Multi-line Phone / Voice-mail / High Speed Data Lines
  Facility amenities: Our state-of-the-art aquatic room, features an indoor/outdoor pool with a retractable glass roof that makes swimming ideal no matter the weather. There's also a hot tub on the pool deck to soothe away your cares. Great for exercise, relaxation, or just to cool off on a hot summer day. And for kid's vacations - the pool is a star attraction. Ocean Fitness Health Spa, a fully-staffed fitness center. The center offers Life Fitness cardio equipment, a 20 piece Nautilus strength training circuit and free weights. In addition, you can enjoy the individualized Ocean Health and Fitness Clubed attention of a certified personal trainer, physical therapy, and Pilates, Yoga instruction.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $109-$139 Call hotel for rates and availability
  Check in time: 4:00 PM

 Brandon Inn
Type: Inn
  Description: Decorated with period antiques and reproductions
  Contact info: Route 7
Brandon, VT 05345 USA
phone: 802-247-5766
web: www.brandoninn.com/
  Room amenities: rooms have air conditioning and phones
  Facility amenities: Outdoor pool in season. Located in the center of a unique Vermont town
  Smoking allowed: No
  Bathroom: All rooms have private bathrooms. Some rooms have large claw foot tubs, some with stand up showers and some with tub/showers.
  Elevators available: Yes

 Comfort Inn & Suites
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 99 Miller Road
Castleton, NY 12033 USA
phone: 518-479-3217
  Room amenities: 27" Televisions High Speed Internet Access in all rooms and wireless in public areas Pay Per View movie system HBO Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast 1 1/2 Baths, Indoor Pool and Whirlpool with full Fitness Center
  Facility amenities: Indoor Pool and Whirlpool with full Fitness Center
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Holiday Inn Express Midtown
Type: Hotel
  Description: Located in Center City Philadelphia. The hotel is in walking distance of Philadelphia’s historic, shopping, theatre, business, and government districts.
  Contact info: 1305 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
phone: 215-735-9300
web: www.himidtown.com/
  Room amenities: Free local phone calls , Modem ready telephone with voice mail, Iron, iron board and hairdryers, 25" television and comfortable recliners.
  Facility amenities: Guest passes to Ballys Total Fitness Center, outdoor pool in season.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes

 Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 1452 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA
phone: 757-941-1057
  Room amenities: Air Conditioning (In Room) Iron Telephone Television (Cable/Satellite) Television Daily Maid Service In Room Broadband Internet Access Coffee Maker
  Facility amenities: 131 Rooms / 4 Floors NoOfFloors - 4 NoOfRooms - 57 Family Rooms Free Parking Meals Free Breakfast Fitness Facility Swimming Pool Wheel Chair Access Free High Speed Internet Free Local Calls Economy Pool (Indoor)
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Comfort Inn and Suites Aberdeen Proving Grounds
Type: Hotel
  Description: Located just 32 miles from the BWI Airport.
  Contact info: 2112 A Emmorton Park Rd
Edgewood, MD 21040 USA
phone: 410-670-6006
web: http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-edgewood-maryland-MD188/Hotel-Services
  Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV, Free Hi Speed Internet, Free Local Calls Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Hair Dryer, In-Room Coffee Maker In-Room Desk, Individual A/C & Heat, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwave Non-Smoking Rooms Available, Pillow Top Mattress, Refrigerator, Voice Mail, Wake-Up Service
  Facility amenities: Braille Elevator(s), Bus Parking, Computer w/ Internet Exercise Room, Free Coffee, Guest Use Copy Machine * Guest Use Fax Machine, Guest Laundry, Indoor Heated Pool No Pets Allowed, 100% Smoke Free Hotel, Free Hot Breakfast
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights after: $89.00 Call the provider at 888-889-8681 if you are going to extend your stay in Maryland.
  Check out time: 7:15 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00 PM - Nantasket Beach Resort, Hull You will be staying at Nantasket Beach Resort that night.
  End of Program:
7:15 AM - Edgewood, 3:00-3:30 PM Logan Airport, 4:30 PM - Hull You will be staying at Comfort Inn and Suites Aberdeen Proving Grounds the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. None
  Parking availability:
No charge for parking at the hotel.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Hull
  Nearest city or town:  Hull
  Nearest highway: I 93
  Nearest airport:  Boston Logon International
  From End of Program
  Location:  Edgewood, MD
Travel Details
 

Hull/Boston

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Seaport Livery
phone: 781-925-5466
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$75
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 Minutes 

 

Distance:

 

20 miles

   

If you do not do the T Silver Red Lines to Quincy we suggest calling a land carrier for transportation. Fares range from $75 to $100 per car.

 

Hull/Boston

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Harbor Express

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$12.00 - $15.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

15 Mile

   

From Airport take the Mass Port Route 66 Water Transportation shuttle from any terminal to the Harbor Express. Take Harbor Exress to Hull then call for hotel shuttle.

 

Edgewood/Amtrak

 

To Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Victory Cab
phone: 410-272-0880

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$10 to $15
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

10 miles

   

Will help arrange and cab only need for a later departure on train.

 

BWI/Amtrak

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Train
Amtrak
phone: 180-087-2724 x5
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$12 per person
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

20 miles

   

Advance reservations not needed but will make easier travel.

 

Hull/Logan Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
MBTA

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$2 - $3
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 Hour 

 

Distance:

 

25 Miles

   

From the airport take the T Silver Line to Boston South Station. Change to the Red Line at South Station to the Quincy Station. Call the hotel before boarding the Red Line and they will pick you up at the station and drive to the hotel.

 

Hull/Logan Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
MBTA Ferry/Boston Harbor
phone: 617-222-6999
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$8.00 to Quincy, $8,00 to Hotel
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes 

   

If flying into Logan on Saturday or Sunday there is a ferry from Logan Airport to Quincy, Fore River Ferry Terminal. This is an $8.00 per person, charge. Call the hotel in advance at 781-925-4500 to give them your schedule and then call them when boarding ferry to let them know. There fee is $8.00 as well. Weekend Ferries: 8:30, 10:10, 10:40 & 11:50 AM, 1:15, 2:40, 4:30 and 6:50 PM.

 

Hotel/Quincy Ferry

 

From Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Nantasket Shuttle
phone: 781-925-4500
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$8.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

12 Miles

   

There is a charge of $8.00 per person for the hotel shuttle. A total cost of $16 for ferry and hotel shuttle.

 

Hotel/Quincy MBTA

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Nantasket Shuttle
phone: 781-925-4500
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$8.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 Minutes 

 

Distance:

 

12 Miles

   

There is a charge of $8.00 per person for the hotel shuttle. A total cost of $12 for T and hotel shuttle.

 
Driving Directions
  Boston Take Route 93 South -Take Exit 7 onto Route 3 South -Take Exit 14 onto Route 228 North -Follow 9 ½ miles crossing Route 53 and Route 3A -Ocean will be on your right, go through two sets of traffic lights and eight buildings on your left is the Hotel -Look for Nantasket Beach Resort Sign
  Boston Area Driving Directions I-95 NORTH OR SOUTH TO EXIT 35 (ROUTE 38 SOUTH). TURN RIGHT AT 1ST STOPLIGHT. HOTEL IS ON THE RIGHT. Driving Directions I-95 NORTH OR SOUTH TO EXIT 35 (ROUTE 38 SOUTH). TURN RIGHT AT 1ST STOPLIGHT. HOTEL IS ON THE RIGHT.
  From I-95 North, New York, Connecticut Follow I-95 North -Take I-93 North -Merge right into Route 3 South -Take exit 14 Route 228 North -Follow 9 ½ miles crossing Route 53 and Rout 3A -Ocean will be on your right, go through two sets of traffic lights and eight buildings on your left is the Hotel -Look for Nantasket Beach Resort Sign
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Individual Check-In's, Program Registration, Program Orientation and Introductions.
(Sunday, October 6)
   
 Afternoon: CHECK-IN: Please arrive at the Nantasket Beach Hotel between 3:00-5:00pm. Check into your room at the front desk and then register with Road Scholar staff in the Main lobby. At this time you'll be given a welcome packet containing your name tag, up-to-date itinerary and other useful information.
 Dinner: Delicious get acquainted dinner buffet served at the hotel.
 Evening: ORIENTATION: After dinner we will have our Orientation. This will provide you with information about the hotel, program itinerary, instructors, venues and on site staff.
   
Accommodations: Nantasket Beach Resort
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Lexington, Concord, Boston
(Monday, October 7)
   
 Breakfast: A breakfast buffet is served at the hotel featuring hot and cold entree's, juice, and coffee.
 Morning: PRESENTATION/FIELD TRIP: This morning's lecture will entail the events and personalities leading up to the Battles of Lexington & Concord. Following a short morning lecture we begin our day of exploration in Lexington, Concord and Boston.
 Lunch: Lunch today is served at the 99 Restaurant with a choice of three menu items.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Visit Lexington & Concord where the “shot heard round the world” rang out. We will visit other historic sites along the Boston Freedom Trail including the Old North Church and the Minuteman National Historic Park
 Dinner: A delicious Italian Dinner is served at Mother Anna's Restaurant in Boston's famed North End.
   
Accommodations: Nantasket Beach Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Travel: Old Fort # 4, Vermont Constitution House
(Tuesday, October 8)
   
 Breakfast: A breakfast buffet is served at the hotel featuring hot and cold entree's, juice, and coffee.
 Morning: PRESENTATION/FIELD TRIP: Depart hotel. This morning we begin our journey to Vermont, traveling through New Hampshire with our on board historian. During our travel Jim will be discussing events leading up to the move from Boston to New Hampshire and Vermont.
 Lunch: Today enjoy a pizza and salad lunch served in Charleston, NH.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Visit Old Fort #4 where we will learn the history of many of these small Forts throughout the Northeast or visit the Vermont Constitution House in Windsor, VT. Late afternoon arrival at the Brandon Inn, VT.
 Dinner: A delicious dinner is served at the inn in the Main Dining Room. You will have a two item choice with three courses.
 Evening: LECTURE: Evening lecture on Vermont's role in the Revolution.
   
Accommodations: Brandon Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: M/V Carillon Cruise on Lake Champlain, Fort Ticonderoga
(Wednesday, October 9)
   
 Breakfast: A breakfast buffet is served at the hotel featuring hot and cold entree's, juice, and coffee.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: This morning we travel to Lake Champlain for a cruise on the lower lake on the M/V Carillon where we will learn the history of Fort Ticonderoga and its capture by Ethan Allen & Benedict Arnold.
 Lunch: A choice of menu featuring hot and cold sandwiches at the Ticonderoga Café.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Afternoon program at Fort Ticonderoga to feature guided exploration of fort, cannon or musket firing and visit to museum.
 Dinner: Another wonderful three course dinner is served at the inn.
 Evening: EVENING PROGRAM: Light musical entertainment in the living room at the inn.
   
Accommodations: Brandon Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Hubbardton Battlefield and Saratoga National Historic Park
(Thursday, October 10)
   
 Breakfast: A breakfast buffet is served at the hotel featuring hot and cold entree's, juice, and coffee.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Guided exploration of the Hubbardton Battlefield in Castleton, Vermont. Hubbardton was the only battle fought on Vermont soil. Visit the Welcome Center.
 Lunch: Picnic lunch including a sandwich, chips, fruit, and drink at the Saratoga Battlefield.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Guided exploration of the Saratoga National Historic Site. Saratoga was the first major defeat of the British with the surrender of General Burgoyne and the northern British Army. Arrival at Albany hotel for overnight.
 Dinner: A delicious buffet dinner is served at the hotel this evening featuring a choice of entree's.
 Evening: FREE EVENING: This evening relax and prepare for a day of traveling.
   
Accommodations: Comfort Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: West Point and Morristown National Historic Site
(Friday, October 11)
   
 Breakfast: A deluxe continental breakfast is served at the hotel that includes pancakes, waffles, fruit, yogurt, eggs, juice and coffee.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Travel to West Point for a guided visit and history of the area. We enjoy a guided exploration of the West Point Military Academy.
 Lunch: A picnic lunch with choice of sandwiches is included at West Point.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Brief afternoon stop in Morristown and Jockey Hollow, site of Washington's encampment from 1779 - 1780. Continue to the city of Philadelphia where we’ll spend the next three evenings.
 Dinner: Dinner is served at the Italian Bistro Restaurant a short distance from the hotel.
 Evening: FREE EVENING: Relax this evening or explore on your own.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Midtown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Valley Forge National Historic Park and Brandywine Battlefield
(Saturday, October 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel and features eggs, pancakes, pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: This morning we travel to Valley Forge with our local historian for a guided exploration and discussion on the Winter of 1777.
 Lunch: A picnic lunch with choice of sandwiches is served at the Valley Forge Site.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: This afternoon we visit the Brandywine Battlefield for an afternoon presentation. It was the site of the Battle of Brandywine fought on September 11, 1777, during the American Revolution. The battle was a major victory for the British and enabled them to capture the city of Philadelphia. Brandywine Battlefield Park was established as a Pennsylvania State Park in 1949 and as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
 Dinner: Dinner is served at Moriarity's Tavern with a choice of entree's. The restaurant is located a short one block walk from the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Midtown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Independence National Historic Site
(Sunday, October 13)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel and features eggs, pancakes, pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: We visit the Independence National Historic Park. Enjoy a guided exploration the the Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell Center.
 Lunch: Lunch vouchers are included today for the Bourse Mall where you will have the choice of many different restaurants and maybe grab yourself a hoagie or Philadelphia Cheese Steak.
 Afternoon: FREE TIME: After lunch you will have the rest of the day to explore the city of Philadelphia on your own. Both your historian and program coordinator can help you with suggestions and options of getting around the city using the Philly Phlash.
 Dinner: At 4:30 PM you will meet at the hotel to board the coach for a short trip to the Moshulu Restaurant located on the Delaware River. Today, the Moshulu is the world’s largest four-masted sailing ship still afloat and is rated one of Philadelphia's top dining experiences.
 Evening: FREE EVENING: This evening relax before our day of travel.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Midtown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Travel Day, Mount Vernon, Williamsburg
(Monday, October 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel and features eggs, pancakes, pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Today we visit Mount Vernon (Washington’s Home & Estate) Continue to the Williamsburg, VA area.
 Lunch: Lunch today is served at the Food Court at Mount Vernon.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Continue exploration of Mount Vernon before departing for Williamsburg. Continue to Williamsburg where we will stay for the two evenings.
 Dinner: Dinner is served at a local restaurant in Williamsburg.
 Evening: FREE EVENING: This evening relax and enjoy Williamsburg.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Yorktown Victory Center & Yorktown Battlefield
(Tuesday, October 15)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel and features eggs, pancakes, pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Morning program at the Yorktown Victory Center. Our visit features life of the common farmer and soldier in 18th Century Virginia. Program entitled Life as a Private and visit to their museum.
 Lunch: A picnic lunch will be provided with a choice of sandwiches or salads.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Afternoon program at Yorktown National Battlefield. Enjoy a movie at the Visitor Center and visit Redoubts # 9 and #10 and visit to Surrender Field. FREE TIME: Time may permit a little free time in Colonial Williamsburg.
 Dinner: Dinner is served at a Williamsburg Restaurant.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Annapolis Maryland Program and Visit to State House
(Wednesday, October 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel and features eggs, pancakes, pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Travel to Annapolis, MD where George Washington resigns his command. Guided exploration of Annapolis with period attired presenters.
 Lunch: Lunch is served at the Galway Bay Irish Pub in Annapolis.
 Afternoon: Continue north and make our overnight in northern Maryland.
 Dinner: A delicious farewell dinner is served this evening at Giovani's Restaurant in Edgewood, MD.
 Evening: Program ends following dinner. The next day is a travel day for those returning to Boston and Hull as well of those departing from Maryland.
   
Accommodations: Comfort Inn and Suites Aberdeen Proving Grounds
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12:
(Thursday, October 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served before departing for Hull, MA and Logan Airport. You may choose to depart from Edgewood and the BWI Airport.
 Morning: BWI Departures: We suggest if flying from BWI to use Amtrak to the airport. Our motorcoach will take anyone using the 6:57 AM train to the station. If taking the 8:35 AM train your coordinator will help you arrange a local cab from to hotel to the station which is located 10 miles from the hotel in Aberdeen. AMTRAK: 6:57 AM or 8:35 AM trains to the BWI Airport from the Aberdeen Station, $12.00 one way to airport. The train is only two stops once boarded and drops right in the BWI Terminal. If traveling back to Boston on the coach we will be departing the hotel at 7:15 AM to begin our journey north. Our first stop will take us to the Logan Airport for drop off if needed for anyone flying from Boston. We should arrive around 3:00 PM and suggest not making any flights until after 5:00 PM. After the drop off at the airport we will go back to our Hull property for drop off if needed for anyone driving. We should arrive at the hotel around 4:00 to 4:30 PM.
 Lunch: We will make a lunch stop along our journey north where you will be given a per diem to spend at the rest stop or along your journey from BWI airport.
 Afternoon: Coach arrival at the Logan Airport will be around 3:00 to 3:30 PM and we suggest not making flight reservations until after 5:00 PM. We will then take participants to the hotel which should arrive around 4:30 PM. Routes may be altered depending on peoples flight schedules and departure points.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Wakefield, MA Discover New England
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  Brandon, VT Discover New England
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  Baltimore, MD Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association
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  Philadelphia, PA Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation 30 S. 17th Street Suite 1710 Philadelphia, PA 19103 T: (215) 599-0776 F: (215) 599-0773 W: www.gophila.com For additional information, visit www.gophila.com
  Williamsburg, VA The Williamsburg Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Williamsburg Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST excluding all major holidays. You may call us toll-free at: 1-800-368-6511 or 757-253-0192 Or via email at: wacvb@visitwilliamsburg.com Or by writing to us at: The Williamsburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Post Office Box 3585 Williamsburg, VA 23187 For additional information, visit www.visitwilliamsburg.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Saratoga


Author: Richard Ketchum


Description: 1. Saratoga, by Richard Ketchum (John Macrae/Owl Book) 2. Saratoga 1777, by Brendan Morrissey (Osprey Publishing) 3. Benedict Arnold Revolutionary Hero, by James Kirby Martin, (NY University Press) 4. From Colony to Country, by Ralph Ketchum (MacMillan Publishing) 5. The Wilderness War, by Alan Eckert Little (Brown & Company) 6. New England Frontier 1620 - 1675, by Alan T. Vaughan (W.W. Norton Publishing) 7. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution. Harvard University Press, 1992. Originally published in 1967, this classic won the Pulitzer Prize. Bailyn, Bernard 8. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. Blackwell, 1991. Reference source comprising 75 essays that offer substantive information on topics pertaining to this period. Greene, Jack P., and J. R. Pole, eds



Benedict Arnold's Navy: The Ragtag Fleet That Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain but Won the American Revolution


Author: James Nelson


Description: An epic story of one man’s devotion to the American cause In October 1776, four years before Benedict Arnold’s treasonous attempt to hand control of the Hudson River to the British, his patch-work fleet on Lake Champlain was all that stood between British forces and a swift end to the American rebellion. Benedict Arnold’s Navy is the dramatic chronicle of that desperate battle and of the extraordinary events that occurred on the American Revolution’s critical northern front. Written with captivating narrative vitality, this landmark book shows how Benedict Arnold’s fearless leadership against staggering odds in a northern wilderness secured for America the independence that he would later try to betray. Praise for James L. Nelson:



George Washington's Mount Vernon


Author: Wendell Garret


Description: Before the White House, there was Mount Vernon, the home of this nation's first president -- George Washington. Profiled here for the first time in full color by award-winning photographers Robert Lautman and Edward Owen and thoroughly documented in eight essays by eminent historians, the fascinating story of Mount Vernon -- from Washington's life to the finely furnished home that he and his wife, Martha, created over the years to the struggle and perseverance of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association to save this national treasure -- is presented in this exceptional volume. From the time Washington first leased the house and farm in 1754 until his death in 1799, he increased the estate from 2,126 acres to more than 8,000. Every aspect of Mount Vernon -- from the expansion and decoration of the house to the purchase of the silver and china, planting of the gardens, and management of the plantation -- was personally handled by Washington. The estate's elegant simplicity has been likened to the personality that so diligently shaped it. Celebrated leaders from all walks of life -- including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and almost every American president since Washington -- make brief but important appearances in the Mount Vernon saga. In addition to historical significance, the rescue and subsequent restoration of Mount Vernon represent a milestone in America's preservation movement. The exemplary research and implementation of preservation techniques employed in the restoration of Mount Vernon, many of which are detailed here, have set precedents in the field.



Saratoga Springs: A Historical Portrait (NY) (Images of America)


Author: by Timothy A. Holmes and Martha Stonequist


Description: Brilliant afternoons awash in sunshine . . . health, history, and horses . . . this is the experience Saratoga Springs spreads out for visitors, year after golden year. From the long distant past, the powerful waters from deep in the earth made this place a wellspring of the healing arts. The allure of meeting in the healthy country environment brought society first from the eastern cities and then from all points of the globe. Society itself became an object for summer entertainment, and connecting with living history came to be a recreational pursuit. Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks, Saratoga Springs, across two centuries, has been the midsummer mecca. There is more to Saratoga Springs. While the Spa City opens its arms to all travelers, along with the charms there stands a robust, cheerful, and stalwart core of residents who have over the years transformed a northern wilderness into an oasis of leisure and elegance. Behind the grand hotels of Broadway and America's Monte Carlo are the mansions of Union Avenue and Circular Street, the winter play, and the personalities shaping a place of character, comfort, and culture. Saratoga Springs: A Historical Portrait is their story--the small town at the heart of the City in the Country.





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