We will venture to the Angel Oak Tree plus the Charleston Tea Plantation. Not much walking , and instead enjoy the beautiful ride across the peninsula as we enjoy North Americas ONLY tea plantation! This evening, Scholars may choose stay downtown for supper on their own or to return to Coastal Retreat for another Parish House Catering supper. For those staying downtown, you are invited to a concert at the Circular Congregation Church called “The Sounds Of Charleston” at a reduced rate.
Start your day out right with a complete breakfast with a variety of offerings at 8:15 a.m., including fresh fruit, juices, hot coffee, tea. Early Bird Coffee is always ready by 7 a.m., and a Keurig is available at all hours.
Today, we will depart for a day full of adventure! At 9:15 a.m., our luxurious Coastal Coach allows us to comfortably enjoy the beauty of the Cooper and Ashley Rivers as we cross the Charleston Peninsula to behold the famous Angel Oak Tree, deemed the oldest living thing east of the Mississippi River. The Angel Oak is believed to be over 1,500 years old and stands 65 ft high with a canopy providing 17,000 sq feet of shade. Following the Angel Oak, we will head over to North Americas only Tea Plantation, located moments away on Wadamalaw Island.
Enjoy a picnic lunch under the gorgeous oaks while overlooking a picturesque setting at the Charleston Tea Plantation.
Exploring, tasting, and learning at the Charleston Tea Plantation will be the early afternoon adventure! This modern day plantation is thriving in the low-country and is the only place tea is grown in North America. After a beautiful ride back into downtown, you are personally invited into the Single House of Dr. Biemann and Janelle Othersen as they share typical Charleston afternoon treats along with tales of working with the Board of Architectural Review of the City Charleston. Afterward is an OPTIONAL EVENING ON YOUR OWN: STAY DOWNTOWN FOR DINNER AND "SOUNDS OF CHARLESTON" CONCERT ON YOUR OWN. Uber or other affordable options will be made available to Scholars for returning to Coastal Retreat.
Scholars who choose to return to Coastal Retreat will have your meal prepared by our in house chef.
After dinner, optional one hour Gullah video “COLORS… The journey from Africa to America”