History, Homes & Gardens,
featuring Brookgreen Gardens & Charleston, SC
Sunday – Wednesday, April 28 – May 1, 2019
Join The Lifetime Learning Center for a four-day excursion that will take us South to visit Wilmington, NC, Myrtle Beach and Charleston, SC. We will tour some of the most famous homes and gardens of the region and learn about the history that surrounds them.
Our tour includes:
- Pastries, coffee and juice served at check-in
- Round-trip motorcoach transportation from the New Bern campus
- Airlie Gardens, Wilmington
- Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC
- One night stay at Hampton Inn Pawley’s Island / Breakfast
- Charleston Visitor Reception and Transportation Center
- Charleston City Tour
- Charleston Museum and Joseph Manigault House
- Dinner at Hanks Seafood
- Two-night stay at Hampton Inn Charleston in the Historic District
- A Day on the Ashley River, visit and tour at Drayton Hall, followed by luncheon, visit & tour at Middleton Plantation
- Bellamy Mansion Museum of History & Design Arts
The tour features:
Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, NC
The Azaleas bloom between mid-March through mid-April and put on quite a display; we have over 75,000 on the property. Peak bloom falls somewhere in between, however we’ve had a warm winter, so it looks like the early range for peak bloom may be the best bet. We also have planted 100,000 seasonal bulbs for this spring; the bloom time varies. Learn more about Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, NC.
Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC
Brookgreen Gardens is the floral jewel of South Carolina’s coastal community. Located south of Myrtle Beach, the 9,127-acre property preserves the natural and cultivated landscape of this historic site.
Brookgreen Gardens contains the largest and most comprehensive collection of American figurative sculpture in the country, displayed in a stunning garden setting, three galleries and a visible storage and research facility. Learn more about Brookgreen Gardens.
Charleston City Tour
This fascinating tour is filled with stories and traditions revealing Charleston’s rich history and colorful past. This two-hour tour through America’s most charming historic district is sure to be the highlight of your visit to historic Charleston. Learn more about Charleston City Tour.
Founded in 1773 and commonly regarded as “America’s First Museum,” The Charleston Museum was inspired in part by the creation of the British Museum, the Museum was established by the Charleston Library Society on the eve of the American Revolution and its early history was characterized by association with distinguished South Carolinians and scientific figures. Progressively acquired since the late 18th century, the Museum’s collections now represent the most comprehensive assemblage of South Carolina materials in the nation. Learn more about Charleston Museum.
Joseph Manigault House
A National Historic Landmark, the site of this Federal style home was once the residence of a wealthy rice planter, a USO post, tenement housing, a dry cleaner, and even a gas station. Explore the varied history of this beautiful three-story brick house built for the Manigault family. The Manigault family came to Charleston from France escaping religious persecution to eventually become a successful rice-planting family. Learn about their daily lives and the lives of their African American slaves. Learn more about Joseph Manigault House.
Dinner at Hank’s Seafood
Great food and a charming ambiance can only equal an extraordinary dining experience! Hank’s Seafood Restaurant is located in a turn-of-the-century warehouse overlooking the Charleston City Market. Hank’s Seafood has been beautifully renovated to an ambiance that reflects Charleston’s port history and family roots… This restaurant recreates a Classic Charleston Fish House with an old fashioned saloon-style bar and an exhibition raw bar. Hank’s Seafood Menu.
Founded in 1738, Drayton Hall is the nation’s earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture and the oldest preserved plantation house in America still open to the public. Because of our preservation philosophy, all imperfections and changes over time have survived to the present. Learn more about Drayton Hall.
A National Historic Landmark, Middleton Place is home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America and an enduring, vibrant, and essential part of the Charleston and American experience. Learn more about Middleton Place.
Bellany Mansion and Museum
Over the course of its 150 years, the Bellamy Mansion has seen many stories: the story of its creators, two Yankee architects; the story of its builders, mostly slave laborers; and the story of the city that it is in, Wilmington. The Bellamy Mansion tells the story of its owners, a wealthy family with deep roots in the low country of the South, who lived and loved in the house for nearly eighty-five years, and of the innovation in its design, with domestic arrangements and technological achievements considered cutting-edge at the time. Learn more about Bellany Mansion and Museum.
- Included Meals (7 total)
- 4 breakfast
- 2 lunch
- 1 dinner
- 3 Nights Accommodations
- Hampton Inn Pawley’s Island
- Hampton Inn Charleston Historic District
$ 879 Double Occupancy, Per Person
$1,229 Single Occupancy, Per Person
REGISTER TODAY ONLINE! or Download this brochure and registration form (pdf) to send in your registration by mail.
Jennifer L. Baer
Director of Lifetime Learning Center And Community Outreach
800 College Court Brock Administration Building #109
New Bern, NC 28562
Office (252) 633-2618