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On the Trail of the Pilgrims

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Come follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrims and celebrate the 400th Anniversary of America’s founding. See where the Pilgrims first set foot at Provincetown and finally settled at Plimoth Plantation. Arrive on Day one in Boston, Massachusetts. Day two visit the New England Historic Genealogical Society for a special presentation about the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower as well as the Wampanoag people. A narrated tour of Boston includes King’s Chapel Burying Ground where the grave of Mary Chilton, the first European woman to arrive here is located. In Duxbury, visit the home of Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden, immortalized in Longfellow’s poem The Courtship of Miles Standish. Now a museum, the Alden’s were prosperous farmers and raised 10 children. Stop at the gravesite of Myles Standish before traveling to Plymouth, your home for five nights. Day three embark on a locally guided tour of the town of Plymouth. See where Mobbamock, a Wampanoag priest had his home. Afterwards, see where the Pilgrims first began arranging their housing sites after disembarking the Mayflower in 1620. The famed first Thanksgiving was held nearby in 1621. Visit the National Monuments to the Forefathers and tour the Pilgrim Hall Museum, the nation’s oldest continuously operating public museum. Day four begins at the Plimoth Plantation. This living history museum recreates the lives, experiences and concerns the Pilgrims faced from the year 1627. Next, stop and see the famed Plymouth Rock and the nearby replica of the Mayflower II. Go aboard and see the sailing conditions from 1620. Next, take a cruise on Plymouth Bay and see Clark’s Island where the Pilgrims celebrated their first Sabbath in the New World. Dinner tonight is at the Plimoth Plantation where you will enjoy a special Tribal Feast Dinner. Day five journey to Provincetown where the Pilgrim’s first set foot and see the plaques commemorating the landing and signing of the Mayflower Compact. The “First Encounter” marker commemorates Myles Standish’s meeting with the Wampanoags on December 8, 1620. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner followed by a painting session of Delft tiles at the Plantation. Day six travel to the island of Noepe, most commonly known as Martha’s Vineyard. For over ten thousand years, the Wampanoag people have inhabited this island. Learn their history at the Aquinnah Cultural Center. Next, visit the village of Edgartown with its gingerbread cottages and see the cliffs at Gays head. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner as you toast the end of an amazing trip. Day seven the tour ends and you head home.
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Class Details

7 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Yosemite Hall Parking Lot, West Campus

Community Education Host 



Please read:  Cancellation waiver insurance, airfare, hotel accommodations, round trip airport transfers from Modesto, hotel transfers, and 12 meals included. $400 deposit per person due upon registration.



Registration Closes On
Monday, May 18, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/18/2020 - 5/24/2020 Weekly -Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 4:00 AM - 11:59 PM Modesto, Yosemite Hall Parking Lot, West Campus  Map, Room: Parking Lot 211 Community Education Host 

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