Getting on/off a trolley. Walking up to 1.5 mile with breaks; periods of standing indoors and out; climbing up to 3 flights of stairs in historic homes (no elevator).
Full breakfast in the hotel dining room.
This morning, we'll continue our discovery of Savannah's notable people, places, and events on a walking field trip together, led by our Group Leader. First stop will be the Owens-Thomas House, designed by prominent English architect of the period, William Jay. Beautifully preserved, the main house, gardens, and slave quarters will take us back in time to see life from two very diverse perspectives: the wealthy resident owners and the enslaved people forced to work and live there. Next stop on our walking exploration will be a visit to Savannah's iconic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. An on-site docent will give us a detailed overview of the rich history of this beloved House of Worship.
We will walk together to a nearby restaurant in the Historic District, we’ll enjoy a plated lunch with a choice between sandwiches, soups, or salad combos along with dessert and a choice of non-alcoholic beverage.
After lunch, we’ll walk back to the hotel together for a short rest break. Once we've had a chance to freshen up, we'll regroup in in the hotel lobby and head back out for a walking and riding field trip via private trolley in the late afternoon. Our local expert guide will lead us through the picturesque streets and squares of the Historic District, learning as we leisurely trek along. Our final stop of the day will be Isaiah Davenport House Museum; here we'll continue our study of urban slavery and enslaved people during the 19th century that began at Owens-Thomas House. During a special program designed exclusively for our group, on-site experts will reveal additional information about 19th century Savannah people and events, especially as related to urban slavery. We'll gain further insight into the stark juxtaposition of life for the privileged and free as opposed to the disadvantaged and enslaved.
We will travel via trolley directly from the Davenport House to a nearby restaurant, approximately six blocks away, where our plated dinner will include a salad, a choice between 3 entrée options, a side dish, and dessert along with iced tea, coffee, water; other beverages will be available for individual purchase if desired. Enjoy entertaining piano music as we dine as bonus entertainment.
At leisure. Enjoy time to linger over the evening meal while socializing with fellow participants and your Group Leader. We’ll walk back as a group, but those who wish are welcome to return independently.