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 people, places, and events on a walking and riding field trip via private trolley. Our local expert guide will lead us through the picturesque streets and squares of the Historic District, learning as we leisurely trek along. A stop at Savannah's iconic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist will be included in our journey.
At 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 before heading out for another adventure in the late afternoon. Once we've had a chance to freshen up, we'll regroup in in the hotel lobby; we will ride together via private trolley to visit two nearby historic homes once owned by prominent local families to obtain a comprehensive grasp of slavery and enslaved people during the 19th century. Our 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 the field trip: the Isaiah Davenport House - during a special program designed exclusively for our group, we'll watch and listen as on-site experts reveal more experiences of 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 tempting entrées, 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.