Cultural and Historical Trips

Summer 2014


Genealogy Research Trip

Research time is built into this day and may be used either at the DAR Library or the National Archives. The instructor will contact participants one week prior to the trip for a discussion of research options. Lunch is on your own but may be purchased within walking distance of all facilities. Tour fee includes: motor coach transportation/gratuity. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date. There is an additional admissions fee of $6 to the DAR Library.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-144-A1 | 07/29/14-07/29/14 | C. Miller-Schultz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington D.C. Escape

Join your friends as you travel to Washington for a day to relax and explore all your favorite museums on the Mall in complete leisure. Our motor coach will drop you off and pick you up at the Smithsonian Castle, allowing for plenty of exploration time in one or more of the historic museums on the Mall or shopping! Fee includes: fully-equipped motor coach transportation and gratuity. Departure is from the Valley Mall. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the trip date.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-196-A1 | 07/29/14-07/29/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Fall 2014


C & O Highlights

Join Western Maryland and C&O Canal historian John Frye on this C&O Canal tour to Oldtown, MD and the Paw Paw Tunnel, WV. We will begin our tour on the main campus of the College, with a brief overview of C&O Canal history. We will then board the HCC motor coach for our exploration of the C&O Canal historical sites, the Paw Paw Tunnel,(2,133 foot mountain tunnel dating from the mid 1800's) and Oldtown, MD . At Paw Paw Tunnel, you may choose to walk the approximate 1/2 mile to the tunnel mouth or enjoy the entire through-tunnel roundtrip walk which is approximately 1.5 miles in length. Please bring a flashlight for the tunnel walk and wear water resistant shoes. Tunnel towpath may be wet and uneven in areas. At Oldtown we will also tour the historic Cresap Museum in the home of 1764 home of Michael Cresap. Tour fee includes: transportation via HCC College Motor Coach and on-site historical interpretation by John Frye, entrance fee to the Cresap Museum. A complete itinerary will and departure point map will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date. Activity level is low to moderate based upon participant's choice at each site. Trip will depart from the HCC Main Campus, parking Lot F. Please bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-139-D1 | 10/11/14-10/11/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington DC National Book

Calling all book lovers! Come to the annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, and participate in a variety of activities. We will spend a fantastic day on the Mall surrounded by our favorite things - books! Go to http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/ to find out more. Fee includes: Transportation by HCC Motor Coach

Fee: $27 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-173-B1 | 08/30/14-08/30/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Cathedral Highlights Tour

Our National Cathedral tour and tea will begin with a visit with an organ demonstration on the Cathedrals famous pipe organ featuring 10,650 pipes. We will then join a National Cathedral docent who will guide us through the beautiful Cathedral Highlights tour. As we tour this sacred spot, breathe in the serenity and calm of the soaring stained glass windows and intricate stonework. Our tour will be followed by a lovely 3:00PM tea served in the St. Paul Room of the Pilgrim's Observation Gallery. This is a beautiful wood paneled room with magnificent views of the city. Tea fare includes a delicious array of scones with clotted cream and an assortment of sweets and finger sandwiches. Following our tea we will have an opportunity to do some shopping at the Cathedral Museum & Book Store and Herb Cottage gift shop. Fee includes: transportation on the HCC motorcoach, gratuity, all entrance fees, and the Tour and Tea. Departure is from the Valley Mall.

Fee: $53 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-217-D1 | 10/08/14-10/08/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Longwood Gardens Tour

Let Longwood Gardens put the stars in your eyes this holiday season as you wander through half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias and magnificent Christmas trees! Located in historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens and indoor Victorian Conservatory was created by the DuPont Family. The Gardens and Conservatory feature lovely settings of outdoor holiday lights, a beautifully lit dancing fountain show, hundreds of flowers, one of a kind themed decorative displays, flowing water features and historical Moeller Organ holiday music sign-along. Fee includes: fully equipped motor coach transportation/gratuity, and entrance fees. Meals may be purchased in one of the Longwood Garden dining areas. Departure will take place from the Valley Mall. A complete itinerary and departure point/parking map will be sent to you one week prior to the trip date.

Fee: $70 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-328-F1 | 12/02/14-12/02/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Ladew and Star Spangled Specta

Enjoy a wonderful day visiting historic Ladew Gardens? beautiful manor house and topiary gardens with horticulturalist Debby Smith-Fiola, with an added bonus trip to Baltimore?s Inner Harbor for the 2014 Star Spangled Spectacular festivities; including tours of the world acclaimed Tall Ships and Navy vessels! Tour fee includes: fully equipped motor coach, Ladew Manor House Tour and entrance to topiary gardens, Star Spangled Spectacular festivities.

Fee: $60 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-448-C1 | 09/11/14-09/11/14 | D. Smith-Fiola | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Heritage Festival

Fee: $55 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-449-D1 | 10/04/14-10/04/14 | R. Swartz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Genealogy Research Trip

Research time is built into this day and may be used either at the DAR Library or the National Archives. The instructor will contact participants one week prior to the trip for a discussion of research options. Lunch is on your own but may be purchased within walking distance of all facilities. Tour fee includes: motor coach transportation/gratuity. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date. There is an additional admissions fee of $6 to the DAR Library.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-144-D1 | 10/28/14-10/28/14 | C. Miller-Schultz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington D.C. Escape

Join your friends as you travel to Washington for a day to relax and explore all your favorite museums on the Mall in complete leisure. Our motor coach will drop you off and pick you up at the Smithsonian Castle, allowing for plenty of exploration time in one or more of the historic museums on the Mall or shopping! Fee includes: fully-equipped motor coach transportation and gratuity. Departure is from the Valley Mall. A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the trip date.

Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-196-D1 | 10/28/14-10/28/14 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register