9113
Virginia

Three Friends: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe

Dive into history as you explore the legacies of three early American presidents, discovering historic architecture, period music, stunning artwork and a living-history presentation.
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Program No. 9113RJ
Length
4 days
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649
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Jan
(5)

Highly recommend it. Great value for the cost

Beth
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

Though a short trip it was packed with info about the lives and times of "the 3 friends" our leader Christi was great as were all the speakers and bus attendants The hotel was too far to walk to anything and the food service was my only disappointment. With the thriving town of Charlottesville a short drive away it would have been nice to have a dinner meeting there. BC

Maryann
(5)

This program, although short, was jam packed with interesting lectures and presentations as well as wonderful visits to the ‘Three Friends Homes’. Our guide/coordinator Marina was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. Great trip!

Hazel
(5)

We have attended this program twice and highly recommend it to any likewise interested people. Only a few programs have we repeated but this is a must for us

Gerrie
(5)

Very informative lectures. Great hotel.

Stephen
(5)

I have traveled all over the world and love traveling. This class opened up a whole new world of information about the early days of our country. I feel like my brain was stretched, happily so, and have a much better picture of the early days. It was exciting, informative, and thrilling. I am still thinking about this trip and can't wait to read more books about it.

Melinda
(5)

One of the best programs I have attended. It is a brief, but thorough, look into early American history through these three presidents.

Leonard
(5)

I am an avid reader of American historical biography. However, I learned more new information during this trip than I ever expected. I was also delighted to see the meticulous restoration work that has taken place. This was my first experience with detailed African/American experience information to better help me understand the challenges we as Americans face in the future providing accommodation for all races regardless of skin color or religious beliefs. This was a true challenging and learning experience.

Barb
(5)

Outstanding program and highly recommended for anyone interested in learning about Presidents Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. It was fascinating to learn about the relationships and connections between these men, and I realized I had barely scratched the surface of my knowledge before this trip. I had waffled about visiting the presidents' homes on my own but decided on Road Scholar because I thought I would learn more than I would doing it as a do-it-yourself trip, and I was so right. I learned much so much more than I would have simply visiting the homes and taking those tours (which were very good). Content, instructors (special shout-out to Jim), itinerary, logistics all were terrific. The English Inn was a great base .. wonderful location, very friendly staff, spacious room. I traveled on my own, with no problem at all. Jam-packed days, well worth it. Definitely motivated to learn more about these men, especially Madison and Monroe.

Richard
(5)

A terrific visit to the homes of three amazing Presidents in a beautiful setting. The instructors are excellent [a trait common among Road Scholar experts], and offer a good preparation for the visits. We wish we had a bit more time to explore further with program experts!






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