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The American Deep South

21 Mar — 1 Apr 2017 | Tour Director: Roger White

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Roger White, MA, FSA

architectural and garden historian, former secretary of the Georgian Group

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1220 on American Airlines via Charlotte, arriving Savannah 2130. Transfer to The Marshall House for three nights.

Day

2

Savannah: Davenport House (Federal style 1815-20), Owens-Thomas House (1819, regarded as William Jay’s masterpiece), Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (house by Jay 1818, now a museum).

Day

3

Morning tour including Harper-Fowlkes House. Green-Meldrim House (the South’s finest Gothic Revival house). Excursion to the coastal town of Beaufort for architectural walking tour of the town’s antebellum houses. Free evening.

Day

4

Depart Savannah by air via Charlotte to Jackson. Continue, via Manship House to Natchez, famous trading city on the Mississippi and rich in antebellum war architecture. Three nights at The Natchez Grand Hotel.

Day

5

Natchez’s Spring Pilgrimage visits to private houses (a traditional festival dating back to 1932). Free evening.

Day

6

Second day of Natchez’s Spring Pilgrimage visits to private houses.

Day

7

Depart Natchez, via Rosedown (1835 cotton plantation house with elaborate garden) and the Rural Life Museum at Baton Rouge. Transfer to New Orleans for four nights at Hotel Mazarin.

Day

8

New Orleans: walking tour of the old French Quarter including Hermann-Grima House (1831, built by a German Jewish merchant), St Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square (formerly the French Place d’Armes), and elegantly neoclassical Beauregard-Keyes House.

Day

9

Plantation houses along the Mississippi river including Evergreen (perhaps the best-preserved of the Mississippi plantations), Madewood (imposing Greek Revival house, including private lunch), Ardoyne (eccentric Gothic Revival plantation house). Free evening.

Day

10

Free day in New Orleans for independent visits to museums, Mississippi cruise or swamp tour.

Day

11

Morning: St Patrick’s Church (the South’s finest Gothic Revival church) and the Garden District (handsome antebellum mansions and manicured gardens). Transfer to New Orleans airport for 1748 overnight flight via Dallas.

Day

12

Arrive Heathrow 1315.

Tour Dates

21 Mar — 1 Apr 2017

Days

12

Cost

Tour Code

DEEP-17

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, six lunches, six dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities for group services

Not included:

esta, travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £670, independent visits on day 10.

 
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