Getting on/off a trolley. Walking up to 1.5 miles, climbing steps, and navigating uneven terrain.
In the hotel meeting room, enjoy a full, hot breakfast along with coffee, tea, juice, and water with fellow participants before starting the day.
Our expert history professor will enlighten us on the first years in the 13th colony as experienced by our new country's earliest citizens. The colonial era extended from the founding of Georgia in 1733 until the Revolutionary War. The last of the original thirteen colonies, its early experience was markedly different from the rest.
We’ll dine at a charming local restaurant within walking distance of the hotel, filled with history and character; lunch will include a plated entrée and dessert as well as iced tea, coffee, and water.
After lunch, we'll visit Massie Heritage Center, Georgia's first public school, where we’ll receive an overview of Savannah's past as well as an opportunity to engage in some hands-on exhibits that highlight the city's history and architecture. Later on back at the hotel, “meet” General James Oglethorpe in the person of our talented and knowledgeable historic re-enactor, who portrays General Oglethorpe full-character with incredible accuracy. Drawn from the pages of journals, diaries, and letters, learn about the early years of the “Georgia Experiment.”
At a dining establishment located on Savannah's famous River Street, our plated dinner includes a salad, choice between two savory entrées, side dish, and dessert as well as iced tea, coffee, water. Other beverages will be available for individual purchase if desired.
At leisure. After a long, busy first day there will be no formal activity after dinner, leaving plenty of time to relax over the evening meal and get better acquainted with each other. We’ll ride back to the hotel together via trolley.