Walking up to 1.5 miles at Boone Hall; some uneven terrain.
At the hotel.
We'll board our motorcoach for Boone Hall Plantation. The mansion that stands today was built in 1936. With blended materials recovered from the original plantation and antique furnishings, we'll enter an atmosphere of a Coastal Carolina family. Addressing the slavery at Boone Hall, we see and go into the different cabins to see how black Americans worked and lived, struggles that were faced, as well as follow periods of historical progression from the 1800's up to present day. We will learn about the Gullah people and culture at a 30 minute Gullah presentation outside the slave cabins.
On your own to enjoy what you like. There are many restaurants surrounding the hotel, or venture outside the historic district for more choices. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.
The Charleston Museum was founded in 1773 and is America's First Museum. It is a story about the South Carolina Lowcountry and the stories that reveal who Charlestonian's are. We will provide a ticket for each person to go at any time on your own at your own pace. There is so much to see and read as you wander through this important museum.
At the hotel at approximately 5:00 p.m. in order to arrive at the concert venue in time to get our reserved tickets.
7:00 p.m. We’ll attend a performance of “The Sound of Charleston” at historic Circular Congregational Church. Professional performers will bring to life authentic music from throughout the city’s history, from the founding of one of America’s first musical organizations — the St. Cecilia Society (1766) — through Civil War songs, spirituals, gospel, Gullah, Gershwin, and jazz. We’ll hear about the words, context, and meanings of the music as we clap and sing along. “The Sound of Charleston” is the city’s longest running musical production. The church, founded in 1681, is one of the oldest continually worshipping congregations in the country; the present building dates from 1892. Returning to the hotel, prepare for check-out and departure following our closing session in the morning.