20693
South Carolina
New Year's in Charleston
Have a ball on New Year’s in Charleston as you witness the Festival of Lights, enjoy traditional Southern cuisine and learn about historic sites and architecture on expert-led walks.
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Program No. 20693RJ
Length
6 days
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At a Glance

Embark on a holiday adventure that celebrates the New Year in the heart of Charleston and the Lowcountry! Revel in the festivities of New Year’s Eve as you dine in and enjoy the ambiance of the Historic District. Marvel in the architecture of Charleston’s Historic District — and admire its holiday finery — during an expert-led walk. Experience the Lowcountry’s plantation history during field trips to Middleton Place and Boone Hall Plantation, and delight in holiday traditions at the historic Nathaniel Russell and Edmondston-Alston Homes. Clap and sing along at the Circular Church to Civil War songs, spirituals, gospel, jazz, some Gullah and Gershwin.
Activity Level
Moderate
Walking up to two miles. Cobblestones, stairs in historic buildings, getting on/off coach bus.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend New Year's Eve on St. James Island at the Holiday Festival of Lights before enjoying a dinner at the Mills House and attending a celebration at historic Marion Square.
  • Experience the history of 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.
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Darryl Stoneworth
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