| Breakfast: ||Breakfast at the hotel.|
| Morning: ||PRESENTATION: Musical History of the Chattanooga Valley. FIELD TRIP:Terminal Station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a former railroad station, once owned and operated by the Southern Railway, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1941 Glenn Miller song "Chattanooga Choo Choo" told the story of a train trip from Track 29 at Pennsylvania Station in New York City through Baltimore, North and South Carolina, and terminating at Terminal Station. We will visit the historic site on the way to ride the train to Missionary Ridge.
Missionary Ridge train trip begins at the Grand Junction Station and takes passengers along one of the original railroad lines in Chattanooga, crossing four bridges and passing through pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel, which was completed in 1858. The train stops at East Chattanooga, allowing riders to see the locomotive rotating on a turntable and participate in a tour into the railroad restoration shop before re-boarding for the return trip. Round trip time is slightly less than an hour.
| Lunch: ||Lunch will be at a selected restaurant.|
| Afternoon: ||FIELD TRIP: Begin your appreciation of Chattanooga’s history and culture with a field trip to the Hunter Museum of American Art, housed in a sleek contemporary building perched on an 80-foot bluff on the edge of the Tennessee River with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. This panorama is equaled only by the exceptional collection of American art recognized as one of the country's finest, spanning the Colonial era to the present. In addition to an expert-led look behind the scenes, you’ll have time to explore exhibits including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, furniture, and contemporary studio glass covering a diverse range of styles and periods. Just a few of the well known artists whose work is represented in the Hunter include Thomas Cole, Fitzhugh Lane, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, John Marin, Thomas Hart Benton, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Nevelson, Jack Beal, George Segal, Duane Hanson and Robert Rauschenberg.
You will enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city on your own. You may want to return to some favorite spot or our coordinator will make suggestions and help you with your plans for the afternoon and evening. There is so much to see and do in Chattanooga that it won't be a problem to fill in your time. The free trolley is available and can be boarded a 1/2 a block from the hotel.|
| Dinner: ||Dinner this evening is on your own to sample some of the city’s many different culinary delights. The hotel is within walking distance of some of the finest local restaurants.|
| Evening: ||FREE EVENING: Pursue your own personal interests this evening. Choose from a variety of entertainment or other options. Our coordinator will gladly help you with your plans.|