South Carolina

New Year's in Charleston

Celebrate New Year’s in Charleston with a performer whose roots are in Negro Spirituals, church music, pop, and jazz. Enjoy Southern cuisine and see historic sites with an expert.
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Program No. 20693RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Celebrate the New Year in the heart of Charleston and the Lowcountry! Marvel in the architecture of Charleston’s Historic District and its holiday finery on an expert-led field trip. Learn about plantation history during field trips to Middleton Place and Boone Hall Plantation. Delight in holiday traditions at the historical homes, and clap and sing along at the Circular Church to Civil War songs, spirituals, gospel, jazz, some Gullah and Gershwin. Revel in the festivities of New Year’s Eve as you dine in and enjoy the ambiance of the Historic District, complete with a private musical performance and a champagne toast.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to two miles. Cobblestones, stairs in historic buildings, getting on/off coach bus. Standing in museums for lecture.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • At the Mills House, enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner and private performance by a local singer, songwriter and storyteller with roots in Negro Spirituals and jazz.
  • Learn about plantation life during a field trip to Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark situated on the Ashley River.
  • Marvel in the artistry of sweet-grass baskets during a demonstration by a local Gullah artisan.
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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.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Darryl Stoneworth
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Georgia Murphy
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