Mississippi River
Southern Grandeur: A Private Voyage on the Mississippi
Come aboard a luxurious paddlewheeler for a classic voyage along the Mississippi, sailing to small river towns, Civil War battlefields and cultural hubs from New Orleans to Memphis.
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Program No. 23087RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Road Scholar President James Moses’ love of Southern history has inspired a classic Mississippi River voyage aboard a privately chartered luxury paddlewheeler. Alongside our expert instructors, learn about the unique neighborhoods and gardens of New Orleans, and the antebellum South from New Orleans to Memphis. Explore the origins of jazz, the architecture of grand plantations and diverse culinary traditions of river towns along the Mississippi.
Activity Level
Easy Going

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend two nights in New Orleans, experiencing the city’s diverse cuisine, music and French traditions.
  • Set out on expert-led explorations to study the architecture and complex history of several southern plantations.
  • Learn about the history and effect of the Civil War on the development of the American South.

General Notes

Maximum of 134 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities.
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Brian Altobello
Brian is a native of New Orleans with a master’s in U.S. History and 29 years of experience teaching at the high school level. He is a U.S. Army veteran and author of two books: “New Orleans Goes to War” and “Into the Shadows Furious,” a narrative on the U.S. invasion of New Georgia Island. Currently, Brian is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Social Studies at Renew Schools, a five-school charter organization in New Orleans. He is married to a travel-writing English teacher.

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

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