Great American Get-Together in Savannah
Be enlivened exploring the history that sweeps the streets of beautiful Savannah, Georgia as you learn about the city’s past and colorful culture.
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Program No. 23102RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Amidst the elegant townhouses draped in Spanish moss and grand live oak trees shading cobblestone walks, Savannah transforms itself into its own Southern belle. During this week-long gala event, experience the best of Savannah and get to know its rich Civil War past as you venture through vibrant, historic neighborhoods and diverse museums. Learn from local experts how this history helped mold the city into the cultural epicenter it is today, nurturing the passions of vibrant artists and talented musicians inside Forsyth Park, a civic jewel in the city’s heart. But don’t think Savannah is all sweet tea and pecan pie — beneath its fringe-lined parasol lies a small, mysterious smirk that only the lucky travelers get to see.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles a day, climbing uneven stairs, navigating uneven terrain and standing indoors and out.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience Civil War reenactments while exploring historic Old Fort Jackson with a local historian.
  • Uncover the city’s sacred roots as you venture through Savannah’s most significant African American burial ground and walk the corridors of the oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia.
  • Discover the city’s artistic side at the first public art museum in the U.S.

General Notes

Max of 120 participants, divided into groups for activities.
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Christopher Hendricks
Chris Hendricks is a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., and stayed there to be educated at Wake Forest University, where he majored in history and English. He went on to graduate school at William and Mary and specialized in Colonial American history. At William and Mary, he held an apprenticeship in historical archeology, and worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Chris taught for a year at the University of Alabama in Huntsville before coming to Armstrong in 1993.

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

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