Charleston (South Carolina)
Made in Carolina: Our History and Culture that Helped Shaped America
Discover Charleston, “America's Most Historic City,” through excursions to historical sites, architectural lectures, living history reenactments and performances of traditional music.
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Program No. 21793JNW
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
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At a Glance

Help yourself to some of the warm hospitality the South is known for in Charleston, a city as famous for its kind and friendly people as for its rich history, preserved buildings and church spires. View the city’s architectural masterpieces during walks and talks with local historians who reveal 300 years of history from the pre-Revolution era to the present day. Hear echoes of the region’s cultural heritage in the melodies of Classical, Celtic and American folk music, performed just for you by a classically trained musicians on a variety of instruments.
Activity Level
Walking up to one mile a day over narrow, uneven, flagstone-paved sidewalks and cobblestone streets; some standing.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the places where Charleston history happened with local experts, including The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.
  • Trace the layered history of the Gullah people, descendants of enslaved West Africans whose culture impacts South Carolina to this day.
  • Choose from two themes, each focused on a different period from Charleston’s history, to learn from passionate and knowledgeable reenactors in period dress.
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Ann Caldwell
Ann is a well-known jazz musician who has been entertaining Charleston for years, working with audiences small and large and of all ages. A native of South Carolina, she is a gifted storyteller who emphasizes the traditional tales of Charleston and of the Gullah people. For the past eight years, she has worked with the Magnolia Singers to preserve the unique characteristics of the Gullah spirituals.
Ann Caldwell
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