23102
Georgia
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
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,849
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE
Getting There
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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. and learn from a music historian about popular American songs.

General Notes

Max of 120 participants, divided into groups for activities.
Featured Expert
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Larry Smith
Larry is a native Savannahian and retired teacher with extensive experience teaching history, including several years as Heritage Education teacher for Savannah-Chatham County Schools. In this position, he planned and implemented educational programming for teachers and students on topics like Savannah's city plan, architecture and historic cemeteries. He has written for various publications and is the author of "Savannah's Historic Public Schools" (2004: Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC). Larry and his wife Lisa Beth have two sons and three grandchildren. They reside in Richmond Hill, GA.

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

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