23056
South Carolina
Charleston at a Slower Pace: Cuisine, Culture & Plantation Life
Explore the culture and unique story of Charleston at a slower pace as you discover plantation homes, Lowcountry cuisine, antebellum architecture and all the charms of the South.
Rating (5)
Program No. 23056RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,399

At a Glance

Life slows down as you travel south. Discover one of America’s most historic and beautiful cities at a slower pace! Take a step back in time as you stroll through the manicured gardens, ornate home interiors and antebellum history of the plantations nestled within Charleston and the coastal Lowcountry. Encounter the life stories of those who lived and worked in these stately homes and historic plantations, black and white, slave and free. Learn about the Gullah people, slave descendants who have preserved more of their African heritage than any other community in the country.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile and standing up to an hour on field trips. Some uneven surfaces, especially at the plantations and in the Historic District.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Step inside the Aiken Rhett and Joseph Manigault homes, Boone Hall Plantation and cruise on a ship through beautiful Charleston Harbor.
  • Wander through the four-block, open-air Charleston City Market, where vendors sell paintings, pottery, sweetgrass baskets and more.
  • Learn about Lowcountry cuisine, sweetgrass basket-weaving, Gullah culture and the only tea plantation in the U.S.

General Notes

You may be interested in a more active version of this program, #19403 or a lower-priced program based outside Charleston, #19402.
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Ruth Miller
Ruth Miller, a graduate of Duke University, has lived all over America and journeyed throughout the world. As a Charleston historian and excursion leader, she enjoys tying local history into the American story and worldwide events. Ruth is the author and co-author of numerous books, including “Charleston Charlie — A Family Activity Book for Kids of All Ages,” “Touring the Tombstones,” and “The Angel Oak Story.” She is a member of the South Carolina Historical Society and the National Trust.

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

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Al Miller
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