North Carolina
Historic Homes and Gardens of the North Carolina Coast
Explore the historic manors, mansions and manicured gardens of coastal North Carolina. With local experts, learn the state’s history and culture through its beautifully restored homes.
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Program No. 22457RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The North Carolina coastline is steeped in centuries of fascinating history, and the region’s beautifully restored homes and manors each have a story to tell. Delve into the state’s riveting past as you explore Federalist architecture, immaculate gardens and lavish mansions from a bygone era. Discover the picturesque historic district of Swansboro, with centuries-old homes overlooking the ocean and get lost in the manicured gardens of a massive 16-acre estate. Join local experts to learn about North Carolina history and maritime culture as you journey from one historic home to the next.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking on gravel paths and hilly terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the historic homes of New Bern, including the extravagant Tryon Palace.
  • In the quaint town of Beaufort, experience beautifully restored homes that predate the Civil War.
  • Join local experts on invigorating nature walks in the Outer Banks to learn about their unique barrier island ecology.
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Becca Knudson
Becca Knudson was born and raised in Ellicott City, Maryland. For college, she traveled west and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, graduating with a degree in Geography. After graduating from BYU, Becca worked for the American Youth Foundation in Shelby, Michigan. But, the mountains weren’t through with her yet, this time to Idaho to complete her M.S. Natural Resources degree. While Becca treasures her true winter experience, she was more than a little willing to trade it in for life on the coast.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Becca Knudson
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Rodney Kemp
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Jay Barnes
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