19402
South Carolina
Charleston’s Plantations and Stately Homes
Immerse yourself in the uniquely American story of Charleston as you learn about plantation life, traditional cuisine, historic architecture and the Civil War.
Rating (4.71)
Program No. 19402RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
999
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
1
Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
Isle of Palms, Charleston County, SC
2
Historic Charleston & Plantation, Gullah Presenter
Isle of Palms, Charleston County, SC
3
Angel Oak, Tea Plantation, Vineyards, Architecture
Isle of Palms, Charleston County, SC
4
Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett Homes, Walking Tour
Isle of Palms, Charleston County, SC
5
Boone Hall, Free Time, and Closing Celebration
Isle of Palms, Charleston County, SC
6
Turtle Team Volunteer Presentation, check out, lunch
Isle of Palms, Charleston County, SC
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At a Glance

Absorb the beauty and depth of Charleston’s stately homes and lowcountry plantations as you delve into their histories on exclusive, expert-led explorations of historic houses, plantation and gardens. Learn the uncensored story of slave life during onsite lectures, and examine the many influences that gave Charleston its grand downtown structures.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two hours a day over narrow, uneven, flagstone-paved sidewalks and cobblestone streets; some standing; no elevators in historic homes.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Compare the Aiken-Rhett House in its unrestored state with the beautifully restored 19th-century Nathanial Russell House.
  • Enjoy a look into — and tasty sampling of — modern plantation life at Charleston Tea Plantation, containing America’s only tea garden, and enjoy a visit to other historic Plantations in the area.
  • Enjoy an exploration of Charleston’s Historic Battery, viewing the exteriors of stately homes built before, during and after the Civil War.

General Notes

Lodging is at a retreat center several miles outside of Charleston. For accommodations in Charleston’s historic district, please see Program #19403.
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Ann Caldwell
Ann is a well-known jazz musician who has been entertaining Charleston for years, working with audiences small and large and of all ages. A native of South Carolina, she is a gifted storyteller who emphasizes the traditional tales of Charleston and of the Gullah people. For the past eight years, she has worked with the Magnolia Singers to preserve the unique characteristics of the Gullah spirituals.
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