Mississippi River
Mighty Mississippi: Bridging America
Immerse yourself in history as you learn about the life of Mark Twain, enjoy insight from a local historian and explore the mighty Mississippi aboard an authentic steamboat.
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Program No. 20726RJ
10 days
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9 nights
26 meals
9B 8L 9D
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At a Glance

Discover the Upper Mississippi River aboard the magnificent Louisiane. Absorb the river’s natural beauty, learn about America’s expansion across the continent and hear the stories of characters like Mark Twain. Throughout your adventure, enjoy insights from a Mississippi River historian.
Activity Level
Walking up to one mile per day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Hannibal, Missouri, and learn how it inspired the work of its most famous son, Mark Twain.
  • Learn about the impact that the steamboat had on the development of the United States from an expert historian.
  • Set out into the heart of St. Paul to discover how the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers helped shape the city's history.

General Notes

Please note that some dates of this program may run in reverse.
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Cathy Barton
Cathy performs and conducts workshops as a duo with her stage partner, Dave Para. They perform with hammered and fretted dulcimers, banjo, guitars and Autoharp, as well as “found” instruments like bones, spoons, mouthbow and leaf. Their more than 35 years of playing together have taken them to festivals, clubs and concert halls across the U.S. and Europe, and their music ranges from driving string band music to contemplative ballads. They have conducted workshops on gospel music to children’s songs and Ozark ballads.
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