Greenbrier Valley Adventure
From historic towns to its legacy of coal mining, from Native American traditions to the Greenbrier Resort and the Cold War, come learn the uniquely American story of West Virginia.
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Program No. 9504RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Join us as we explore Greenbrier County and the surrounding area, beginning with historic Lewisburg. Named one of National Geographic's "Best Small Town Escapes," Lewisburg is surrounded by rolling hills, mountain forests and picturesque farmlands. Venture onto the grounds of the exclusive Greenbrier resort for an expert-led field trip of the Cold War Bunker, experience the traditional music, stories, arts and crafts of the Appalachians and learn about the cultural heritage of this unique region.
Activity Level
Standing for up to an hour and a half and walking up to a half-mile on field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the lives and work of coal miners during a field trip to the Beckley Exhibition Coal mine and Coal Camp.
  • Visit the beautiful Greenbrier Resort and take a step back in time to the Cold War as we explore the Cold War bunker there.
  • Study the history, customs and daily life of Native Americans during a presentation by a member of the Cherokee tribe.
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Lori Pace
Lori Pace has served as a sociology instructor at Concord University since 1999. A resident of Lewisburg, Greenbrier Valley, she is a foster parent trainer for the PRIDE program, and is the student services coordinator at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center in Beaver, W.V. She looks forward to sharing her love for West Virginia and its residents on this Road Scholar learning adventure!
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