Your visit begins with a visit to the 9/11 Tribute Center. You will visit the Firefighter Memorial Wall, explore the galleries of the Tribute Center, and have a guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial. All guides have been directly affected by the events of 9/11 and will tell their personal stories. Afterwards, you will have access to the 9/11 Museum to explore on your own. Bus leaves New York at 5:00 p.m. for the return trip. Proper ID is required to enter the 9/11 Memorial.
Enjoy a docent-led tour of the Barnes's legendary collection of post-impressionist and early modern art at it's new location in Philadelphia. Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation's art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of Impressionism, post-Impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more. Lunch is available, on your own, in The Garden Restaurant or the Coffee Bar. Reservations are not accepted at either location.
The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with a book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Best known for creating the animated comedy South Park, Parker and Stone co-created the music with Lopez, who co-wrote and co-composed Avenue Q. The show lampoons organized religion and traditional musical theatre, reflecting the creators' lifelong fascination with Mormonism and musicals. It tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naive and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share their scriptures—which only one of them knows very well—but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are worried about famine, poverty, and AIDS.
More than 20 bed and breakfast inns, guesthouses, hotels, and churches open their doors and share their charm, holiday cheer, and Victorian interiors during the annual Candlelight House Tour. Free shuttle served on heated trolleys and two refreshment stations with fresh-baked cookies, wassail, tea and coffee await you as you embark on the self-guided tour of Cape May's finest. Leave HCC at 10 a.m. and arrive in Cape May around 12:30 p.m. You will have plenty of time to have lunch and see the town before the candlelight tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Bus leaves Cape May at 9 p.m. for the return trip to HCC. Course fee includes travel by motorcoach and admission to house tour. Dress for the weather!
Enjoy a day in historic Annapolis with a house and garden tour at the William Paca House, followed by lunch at Carrol's Creek, one of Annapolis' top restaurants overlooking the boat-filled Annapolis harbor. Lunch begins with a house salad of baby greens topped with chopped walnuts, dried cranberries, and Stilton, all bathed in a tarragon raspberry vinaigrette. For your entree, choose between 1) a Maryland jumbo lump crab cake served with garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a mustard vinaigrette; 2) grilled Atlantic salmon fillet served over mashed cauliflower and sauteed baby bok choy and a saffron cream sauce; 3)sauteed chicken breast with champagne wild mushroom cream, truffle mashed potatoes and French green beans. Dessert is the chef's choice for the day. Following lunch, the chef will perform a knife skills demonstration that may include showing how to make a rose from a strawberry. Finish the day with a short walking tour that includes a few of Annapolis' many highlights PLUS time for shopping. Write in your entree selection on the liability form when you register.
Relax before the hectic holidays on this delightful tour taking you to beautiful places, examining Christmas traditions and leaving you with fond memories. The highlight of the adventure is Christmas at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, where “The Driveway is Measured in Miles and The Floor Plan is Measured in Acres.” Add this to a drive on Blue Ridge Parkway, free time at Harrah’s Casino and a winery, and you will return with sugar plums dancing in your heads.
Spend the day in St. Michaels and find your Christmas spirit! Tour 5-8 homes in their holiday finerary, enjoy a traditional holiday meal that includes turkey, ham, oysters, and all the trimmings, watch the parade, shop, listen to the Jackson Jubilee Singers, or visit a ginergerbread house display. There is so much to do you won't want to miss it.
This heartwarming show-of-the-season is performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of literary master, Charles Dickens. During his energetic one-man show, Dickens brings A Christmas Carol to life. He leaps, he sobs, he laughs as he entertains, depicting 26 characters of the classic tale, with just a table, wing chair, and hat rack accompanying him on stage. Mr. Dickens will be available after the performance to sign a special selection of books and gifts.
Afternoon tea will be served prior to the performance. Don't miss it!
Course Fee: $25
Material Fee: $74
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Details are not confirmed for this event. 55+ Club membersuse course 45750.
Travel to Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands for two days of touring the architectural masterpieces designed by Frank Lloyd Wright—Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater.
Designed on a hexagonal module, Kentuck Knob is a small, one story Usonian house, a signature design of Frank Lloyd Wright. Both dramatic and serene, the house, situated just below the crest of the hills, appears almost part of the mountain itself. Kentuck Knob represents a refinement of the many principles of organic architecture Mr. Wright explored throughout his long career. Following a guided tour of the house and a self-guided tour of over 40 contemporary sculptures in the Sculpture Meadow, you travel to Seven Springs Resort for an overnight stay. On day two , visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. It was built between 1936 and 1939 and captured everyone’s imagination when it was on the cover of Time magazine in 1938. Learn about the architecture and the integration of the house with its beautiful, natural landscape during a guided house tour led by a professional interpreter.
Visitors entering the exhibition will view a re-imagined version of Kahlo’s garden at Casa Azul, the artist’s childhood home outside of Mexico City where she resided in her later years, transforming it with traditional Mexican folk-art objects, colonial-era art, religious ex-voto paintings, and native Mexican plants. Passing through the blue courtyard walls, visitors will stroll along lava rock paths lined with flowers, showcasing a variety of plants native to Mexico. A scale version of the pyramid at Casa Azul—originally created to display pre-Columbian art collected by Kahlo’s husband, famed muralist Diego Rivera—will showcase Mexican terra-cotta pots filled with plants found in her garden. Frida Kahlo’s Garden will be a one-of-a-kind exhibition that will provide an in-depth look at Kahlo’s work and artistic environment and also celebrate the energy and sophistication of Mexican culture. The LuEsther T. Mertz Library’s Rondina and LoFaro Gallery at the Garden will exhibit more than a dozen of Kahlo’s paintings and works on paper—many borrowed from private collections—highlighting the artist’s use of botanical imagery in her work. This never-before-seen grouping of artworks will include Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940); Flower of Life (1944); Still Life with Parrot and Flag (1951); and Self-Portrait Inside a Sunflower (1954).
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 7 p.m. for the return trip. Food and drinks permitted on the bus.
Spend the day in Philadelphia. We’ve arranged a guided walking tour, a visit the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum. Have lunch on your own at the Bourse Food Court, the original site of the first commodities exchange. After lunch, climb aboard the bus for guided tour of additional city landmarks.
Join us for a fun-filled day in New York City’s Rockefeller Center! The day includes a guided tour by an expert historian who will explain the fascinating history behind the legacy of Rockefeller Center. You will also have a chance to marvel at the exquisite art and architecture before witnessing Manhattan’s most breathtaking views from 70 stories up from the Top of the Rock. There will be limited time to shop and grab a bite to eat before our 2:00 p.m. performance of the legendary Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Bring your walking shoes because you have a lot to see and do! Course fee includes transportation by motorcoach, the Rockefeller Center Tour, entrance to Top of the Rock, 2:00 p.m. performance of the Rockettes, bus driver gratuity, and academic escort. The bus will make a fast-food stop on the way home.
The perfect way to begin the holiday season! Enjoy an early dinner (4:30 p.m.) before settling in for the live performance of The Miracle of Christmas. Interact with the animals and characters from the Nativity Story, stroll through the beautifully decorated theater, and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Tickets are for the 6:30 p.m. performance.
Pick and choose the Smithsonian musuem that intrigues you the most. Spend the day or an hour - its up to you as you select among the 15 musuems located along the National Mall in Washington, DC. Pick up and drop off in DC in front of the Air and Space Musuem. Most museums open between 10 am - 5:30 p.m.