Enjoy a narrated tour along the beautiful cypress-lined and moss-draped Waccamaw River and the Intercoastal Waterway and its creeks and swamps. Learn about the history of these rivers, the Waccamaw area, and its wildlife. Departing 10:00 a.m. Activity Level 2
Date Monday, September 13
First, we will visit the Horry County History Museum located in downtown Conway. The museum features monthly exhibits by local artists in addition to its historical and regional exhibits. We will learn about the wide range of environmental conditions found in Horry County and how its inhabitants, from prehistoric to the present, have adapted to these local conditions. The museum features a variety of materials from old tools and photographs to miniatures of industries such as those producing tar and turpentine. Exhibits include farming tools and implements, household items and clothing, items from an old country store, local crafts–both historical and modern, and wildlife specimens and photographs. The museum’s exhibit on Waccamaw Indian People, Past, Present and Future, was created by CCU students working with Assistant Professor Katie Clary and Professor Carolyn Dillian. After lunch in downtown Conway, we will proceed to the 17-acre L.W. Paul Historical Farm, where you will get a sense of what it was like to live in a rural farming community during the first half of the 20th century. The farm includes a variety of reconstructed buildings authentic to the time period. Meals not included in the excursion. Departing 9:15 a.m. Activity Level 4
Visit a premier house plant business and engage in a workshop to create a living succulent arrangement inside an upcycled wine bottle cut by a glass artisan. Lunch after the workshop is not included. Departing 9:45 a.m. Activity Level 2
Coastal Expeditions will drop us off directly at one of the most secluded and pristine beaches in the world of shelling and birds. This will give us the chance to connect with nature as we explore the island for 4 hours with a guide. Seven miles of Bulls Island’s beach are part of the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline on the East Coast and allow unparalleled shelling, beachcombing, and exploring. Our journey will begin with a 30-minute naturalist-led boat tour of the saltmarsh estuary and will last a total of 5 hours. Departing 11:00 a.m. Activity Level 5
Enjoy a one-hour tour down the scenic Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk and learn about local legend Drunken Jack, ghosts such as Alice Flagg and The Grey Man, and other notable South Carolinians. Christine will cover the history of piracy, plantation life, ancient Indian burial grounds, and current events such as conservation efforts on the inlet. Christine’s new book, The Old and New Legends of Murrells Inlet SC, is now available at the Lazy Gator, one of the stops on our tour. We’ll enjoy lunch at Drunken Jacks (meal not included in excursion fee). Departing 10:15 a.m. Activity Level 4
Explore the deep history and nature of the low country. Old Santee Canal Park, a 195-acre park commemorating the building of the first true canal in America, opened in 1989. It showcases the area’s extensive history and habitat. Among its attractions are the Stony Landing House, built in 1843, and four miles of boardwalks that meander through the backwaters of Biggin Creek and its surrounding swamp. The park’s centerpiece is an interpretive center that chronicles the area’s history as far back as 4000 B.C. Departing 8:00 a.m. Activity Level 4
Join us for a restaurant crawl along Front Steet, sampling the best Georgetown has to offer. Departing 10:00. Activity Level 4
Southport, located in Brunswick County, N.C, is steeped in history and picturesque beauty. Coastal Living Magazine names Southport “America’s Happiest Seaside Town”. This historical maritime location takes you back into a past of pirates and privateers, antebellum Southern belles, and blockade runners. Seafarers have been frequenting this community since the early 1500s. Included in this 2-night stay at the River Hotel of Southport is a tram ride through the city of Southport, a stop at the Maritime Museum, a ferry ride to Bald Head Island (where you can rent bicycles or golf carts), and a trip to Fort Fisher and the North Carolina Aquarium. Departing at 9:00 a.m. Activity Level 4
We only have double rooms, so please choose a roommate and try to register the same day; then email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us that you wish to room together. Thank you.
This two-hour tour requires little walking and includes highlights of Hobcaw Barony’s 16,000 acres of history, ecology, and research. A privately owned research reserve, the property represents every environment and century of the lowcountry. The bus stops for a tour inside Bernard Baruch’s c.1930 home that played host to politicians, generals, and newspapermen, as well as Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt. In addition to Hobcaw House, tours include a drive by the home and stables of Bellefield Plantation, the home of Mr. Baruch’s oldest daughter Belle Baruch who owned all the property by 1956, as well as a stop in Friendfield Village, the last 19th century slave village on the Waccamaw Neck. Information shared will include coastal ecosystems, native wildlife, and endangered species. Departing noon. Activity Level 2
We will enjoy a visit to the South Carolina State Museum, lunch in Columbia, and a guided tour of the SC State House. Meal not included in the excursion fee. Departing at 7:00 a.m. Activity Level 4
The Charleston Museum is one of the oldest museums in the United States. Its highly regarded collection includes historical artifacts, natural history, and decorative arts from two historical Charleston houses. Enjoy a guided tour behind the scenes with SALT. We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in Charleston before heading home. Meal not included in the excursion. Departing 8:45 a.m. Activity Level 4
We’re taking Salty to the mountains to enjoy fall foliage and all that Greenville has to offer. Our home base will be the Aloft Hotel, which is centrally located downtown, making Falls Park on the Reedy River, many eclectic shops, over 120 independent restaurants, bars, and art galleries easily accessible. Enjoy the pedestrian-friendly atmosphere of downtown Greenville on your own and plan to take a drive in the mountains while we are there. Departing at 8:30 a.m. Activity Level 4
We have booked double rooms, so please find a roommate and try to register on the same day and then email email@example.com to tell us that you wish to room together.