The Museum of the American Revolution will tell the dramatic story of our nation's founding through immersive gallery experiences, object theaters, and recreated historical scenes. From the early stirrings of unrest in Boston to the opening shots of the War of Independence, and from signing of the Declaration of Independence to the creation of the American Republic, the Museum’s permanent exhibition explores the ideas, events, and legacies of America's Revolutionary beginnings.
Enjoy the sites of Washington, DC from the Potomac. This unforgettable lunch cruise aboard the Odyssey includes a narration of the Washington monuments and affords a breathtaking view of the cherry blossoms. The only vessel designed specifically to travel beneath the historical bridges spanning the Potomac, the Odyssey offers exclusive river views of the nation's greatest monuments from every table. Course fee includes transportation, lunch, cruise, and academic escort.
The Battle of Gettysburg (July 1?3, 1863), fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign, was the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War and is often described as the war's turning point. Travel the historic fields of Gettysburg and witness history come alive. For those history buffs who want to know more about the American Civil War, look for the class listed under "History." The trip is facilitated and narrated by Nick Noppinger.
From the time of William Penn through the turn of the 20th century, many of Philadelphia’s first families built their country estates on the banks of the Delaware River. By river barge or carriage they came to escape the heat of summers in the city, and it was here that they entertained some of the foremost figures in the history of our nation. Enjoy a visit to the country estates of Andalusia, Glen Foerd, and Pennsbury Manor along the banks of the Delaware River where you will explore three centuries of gracious living in Bucks County. A late lunch (1:30) is included at King George’s Inn. This tour includes stairs and a good amount of walking. Houses are not heated, so dress for the weather.
Travel to New York City with HCC. Leave the College at 7 a.m. and spend the day at your leisure. See a show, visit a museum, or take a tour of the city. Bus leaves New York at 5 p.m. for the return trip. Food and drinks permitted on the bus.
Celebrate 125 years of the New York Botanical Garden. This iconic living museum is a National Historic Landmark, with over 250 acres that support over one million living plants in extensive collections. Enjoy a guided walking tour that highlights the seansonal plants, a tram tour to experience even more of the garden, and time to explore on your own. Lunch (on your own) is available in the Garden.
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
New York's Best: Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty
Visit two of America's icons - the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty has returned to pedestal tours and we have reservations! The overwhelming appearance and presence of the Statue of Liberty is unforgettable. The second stop is Ellis Island, the gateway for those seeking the American way. It houses magnificent artifacts belonging to those who reached the shores of America. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes as this trip involves moderate walking.
Pearl S. Buck, author and humanitarian, lived 40 years in China and 40 years in Bucks County, PA. She was a human bridge between the East and West. As you walk through her pre-1824 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse, you will learn her life history, which began in childhood as a daughter of missionary parents in China and ended as a Pulitzer and Nobel-prize winning author. Lunch included.
It is the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show featuring large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations. Treat yourself to fabulous designs, live entertainment, gardening "how-to" workshops, and lectures by experts. This year's theme will honor our treasured national parks with acres of themed and floral displays, breathtaking imagery, and heart-pounding adventure experiences to expose the vast beauty of our national parks.
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sample Philadelphia's History, Food, and Other Attractions
Enjoy a day in Philadelphia with a sampling of its historic attractions and a taste of its food from the Revolutionary period. The day starts with a guided tour of Independence Hall and then moves on to the Liberty Bell where we will learn its story. Move on to City Tavern, site of George Washington's pre-Inaugural Ball and site of the first Fourth of July Celebration in 1777 (you may also have seen the restaurant's chef on public TV's Taste of History). There we will enjoy a three course lunch with a glass of wine. Choose either a tavern country salad with raspberry shrub vinaigrette or New England corn chowder for a first course. Main course options are a fillet of salmon with béarnaise or medallions of beef with Burgundy demi glace or escallops of veal; each will be accompanied by mashed potatoes and a seasonal vegetable. Dessert will be chef's selection. Our lunch will also include the history of the tavern and the a bit of Philadelphia history. After lunch enjoy a stroll through Reading Terminal Market, a food market that has existed since 1892 but with much earlier roots. Bus will have coolers for any of your purchases that need refrigeration. Please make lunch entrée choices on the liability form when registering.
The European Union Delegation to the U.S. and the embassies of the EU Member States invite visitors to experience the authentic music, dance, food, film, and art of 28 distinctive nations along with a rare behind-the-scenes look into the European Union embassies. Previous participating embassies include: Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France and the Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Delegation of the European Union, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Republic of Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden.
Visit the largest urban zoo in America and get up close to more than 600 species from around the globe. Meet exotic animals, birds, reptiles, and insects from across Asia, Africa, the Americas and more without ever leaving the Bronx. Admission includes the total experience including 4-d movie experience, penguin and sea lion feeding, the Bug Carousel, Zoo Shuttle, and Wild Asia Monorail.
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wilmington Winter Wonderland: Nemour, Hotel duPont, and Winterthur
Owned and developed by Alfred I. duPont (1864-1935), Nemours Estate comprises an exquisite, 77-room mansion, the largest formal French gardens in North America, a Chauffeur's Garage housing a collection of vintage automobiles used on the Estate, and nearly 200 acres of scenic woodlands, meadows and lawns. This self-guided tour is not to be missed! Following a morning visit to the mansion, board the bus for lunch at Hotel Dupont, and then return to Nemour to explore the amazing gardens.
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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