Walking around the Battery approximately .5 miles on paved and some uneven terrain. On/off motorcoach.
At the hotel enjoy a breakfast buffet with choices such as toast, eggs cooked many different ways, bacon and sausage, fresh fruit, milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.
PRESENTATION: A local historian will provide an introduction to Charleston and the Carolina Lowcountry. This introductory history of Charleston will prepare you for the field trips we will take during your stay starting with the first field trip through historic downtown Charleston after lunch
Celebrate Charleston's contributions to art, history and culture, from the 17th century to the modern day at a popular local restaurant. Beverages to include coffee, tea, and water. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
Next, we’ll set out with a local expert on a field trip by motorcoach through the Charleston Historic District. This is truly one of the most historic cities in America, with a deep and rich cultural heritage. We will be getting off at the Battery where our historian will accompany us and point out historically significant locations with commentary. Then we’ll travel to The Citadel, one of the six Senior Military Colleges in the United States, where we’ll explore the campus with our expert. The Citadel was established in 1842 and was originally located on Marion Square in beautiful downtown Charleston, SC. Today the picturesque campus, which was moved in 1922 to the bank of the Ashley River, is home to 24 major buildings and over 3,400 men and women enrolled in over 20 full and part time graduate and undergraduate programs. While here, we’ll enter a non-denominational church and enjoy a lecture before continuing our field trip through campus via motorcoach with commentary provided about the history and significance of The Citadel.
At a popular restaurant, we will explore some of the area's distinctive coastal cuisine with a plated meal featuring signature Lowcountry dishes served with coffee, tea and water; other beverages available for purchase.
Our special presentation this evening features a live performance. The Gullah people, descendants of slaves, are a distinctive group of African-Americans living in the Coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia. Because of their isolated community life, the Gullah have retained more of their African cultural heritage than any other group and speak an English-based Creole language that retains many elements of African language and culture. In addition to their informative presentation, we’ll also enjoy a selection of songs performed by our local expert that will entertain and delight us with insights into Gullah culture.