Local Excursions

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  • Friday, Nov. 11, Tour of the Citadel and Parade, Charleston, SC, EXCU 036,


    The Citadel was established in 1842 and was originally located on the Marion Square in downtown Charleston. Today, the beautiful campus, which was moved in 1922 to the bank of the Ashley River, is home to 24 major buildings and houses over 3,400 women and men. The Citadel offers more than 20 full- and part-time […]

  • Friday, Oct. 14, Cape Fear River Adventures, Wilmington, NC, EXCU 071,


    This kayak tour of the Three Sister Swamp of the Black River is a day-long adventure and an eco-tour full of stunning scenery, wildlife sightings, and chronicles of the history and ecology of the region. It is an immersive, challenging excursion that affords unparallel views of the Ancient Bald Cypress trees from the water up. […]

  • Friday, Oct. 21, Community Gardening with Sybil Lee, Pawley’s Island, SC, EXCU 080


    If you are interested in gardening in South Carolina, this is the trip for you. Sybil will introduce us to a
    variety of plants and gardening methods, from vegetables to herbs to hydroponics. Lunch will be on
    your own. Departure time 10 a.m. Activity level 2.

  • Friday, Oct. 7, Small Town: Little River, Vereen Gardens & Meher Baba Center, SC, EXCU 069,


    Home to the annual Blue Crab Festival, and the oldest of the communities making up the Grand Strand, Little River will be our first destination. After learning about this picturesque fishing town, we will make our way to Vereen Gardens, once part of the Vereen family’s 400-acre plantation and now owned by the Horry County […]

  • Monday, Nov. 21, Polynesian Luau & Fire Dinner Show, Myrtle Beach, SC, EXCU 077,


    Join us on a trip through the Polynesian Isles accompanied by song and dance at the Historic Hawaiian Inn. Your trip begins with a lei greeting at the St Johns Inn. Then enjoy a Buffet Dinner while you listen to live music by a Polynesian Band. After dinner, the Luau Show begins. The night ends […]

  • Monday, Nov. 28, Mepkin Abbey Creche’s Festival, Moncks Corner, SC, EXCU 078,


    Mepkin Abbey, in charming Moncks Corner, is home to Trappist monks, an ancient monastic tradition formed in the 6th century. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, the Creche Festival at Mepkin Abbey is an event you don’t want to miss, with close to 100 creches from the abbey’s collection on display each year. […]

  • Monday, Oct. 10, Bulls Island/Afternoon Private Beach Drop Tour, Awendaw, SC, EXCU 019,


    Coastal Expeditions will drop us off directly at one of the most secluded and pristine beaches in the world of shelling and birding. This will give us the chance to connect with nature as we explore the island for four hours with a guide. Seven miles of Bulls Island’s beach are part of the longest […]

  • Monday, Oct. 17, Holy City Church Tour, Charleston, SC, EXCU 072,


    This two and a half-hour walking tour focuses on Charleston’s religious history. Charleston is home to some of the oldest Christian and Jewish congregations in the country. We will explore the different denominations, as well as the beautiful architectural gems that were built as their houses of worship. After our tour, we will enjoy some […]

  • Monday, Oct. 24, Private Shark Tooth Beach Drop/Crab Bank Island, Shem Creek, SC, EXCU 074


    Enjoy a naturalist-led excursion, departing from Shem Creek to Crab Bank Island, a perfect spot to find shark teeth and fossils. With unmatched views of the Charleston skyline, the Ravenel bridge, and Fort Sumter, and the chance to see dolphin, pelicans, and other wildlife, you won’t be disappointed. Our guide will help us identify all […]

  • Monday, Sept. 26, Patriots Point & Fort Sumter, Mt. Pleasant, SC, EXCU 067,


    After boarding our boat at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, we will enjoy a relaxing 30-minute narrated cruise to historic Fort Sumter, where the American Civil War began. At the fort, National Park Service rangers will share stories of those who fought in this battle. Onboard, as we return, take in the views of the […]

  • Postponed, Small Town, McClellansville, SC, EXCU 068,


    McClellanville, a small fishing town situated on the Atlantic coast, on land surrounded by the Francis Marion National Forest, has traditionally derived its livelihood from the Atlantic Ocean and coastal marshes by fishing, shrimping, and oystering. The village originated in the late 1860s when local plantation owners A.J. McClellan and R.T. Morrison sold lots in the […]

  • Saturday, Oct. 22, Tabor City Yam Festival, Tabor City, NC, EXCU 073,


    From 1947 to 1961, Tabor City has played host to one of North Carolina’s largest festivals. Resurrected again in 1985 through a grant from the state, the Yam Festival gives young and old alike a reason to put on a Yam Man shirt, decorate their homes and businesses, and show up for the most anticipated […]