Georgia/South Carolina
On the Road: Historic Homes and Gardens of Georgia and South Carolina
Grand homes in Atlanta, historic plantations in Charleston, cobblestone streets and pristine gardens in Savannah — you’ve got a lot to explore on this learning adventure.
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Program No. 13431RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Hit the road on a journey that takes you through the famously lavish homes, historic plantations and manicured gardens of Georgia and South Carolina. Experience some of America’s most beautiful neighborhoods as you learn about Colonial and Antebellum architecture in Atlanta, Charleston and Savannah. Explore these charming locales as you walk down cobblestone streets, stroll through oak-shaded parks and immerse yourself in Southern history with friendly locals and expert historians.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one-half mile at moderate pace. Standing for on-site lectures on field trips. Frequent getting on/off coach.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take a field trip to the 1928 Swan House in Atlanta and walk through the magnificent 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden.
  • Visit Magnolia and Middleton plantation, and sit inside the Gothic Revival French Huguenot Church.
  • Explore Savannah’s Landmark District, lined with wrought-iron fences, stately homes and legendary gardens.
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Ruth Miller
Ruth Miller, a graduate of Duke University, has lived all over America and journeyed throughout the world. As a Charleston historian and excursion leader, she enjoys tying local history into the American story and worldwide events. Ruth is the author and co-author of numerous books, including “Charleston Charlie — A Family Activity Book for Kids of All Ages,” “Touring the Tombstones,” and “The Angel Oak Story.” She is a member of the South Carolina Historical Society and the National Trust.
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Katherine Owens
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Al Miller
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Gail Bell
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Ruth Miller
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Linda Randall
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Jamie Keena, Period Music
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