23999
South Carolina/Georgia

Women in the City: The Best of Charleston & Savannah

In the company of women, embrace the southern charms of Charleston and Savannah with plenty of free time and learn about basket weaving, plantations, Civil War forts and local cuisine.
Program No. 23999RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,699

At a Glance

Charleston and Savannah — the grand dames of the antebellum South. Discover these elegant old-world cities alongside other women who find great joy in learning! Let history lead the way as you walk the manicured grounds of 18th-century plantations, explore Civil War forts and delight in Southern hospitality while enjoying Lowcountry cuisine. On this special women’s-only program, journey from one waterfront city to the other, marveling at historic districts, cobblestone streets and antique homes spilling over with beauty and charm. Hear tales of centuries past from local experts and learn how the history of these two cities impacts Southern culture today.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to three miles daily on a mix of concrete paths and uneven terrain; stairs at museums, historic houses, restaurants; getting on/off buses and trolley.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Step back in time as you explore an 18th-century plantation that withstood revolution and civil war in Charleston, and hear historic cannons firing at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah.
  • Learn about the intricate art of Sweetgrass basket weaving, as passed down over generations, and gain insight into Gullah culture through a musical performance in Charleston.
  • Break bread with a supportive group of Road Scholar women as you savor the Lowcountry culinary delights of both cities.
Featured Expert
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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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Katherine Owens
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Al Miller
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Darryl Stoneworth
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Georgia Murphy
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Tom Murray
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Ruth Miller
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Jamie Keena, Period Music
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