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Harriet Tubman & Histories Around the Bay!
April 23-25                            $759

Trip # 1929
Deposit:  $100
Final Payment:  2/14/19
Single Sup. +$110

Package Includes:
*Motorcoach Transportation with Onboard Refreshments
*Porterage, Taxes & Meal Gratuities
*2 Nights Hotell Accommodation at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, Easton

Day One:  JOURNEY TO FREEDOM ~ Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad

Enjoy a driving tour that winds through the picturesque, rural landscape of Maryland's Eastern Shore as you explore the life of Harriet Tubman and the journey to freedom for escaping slaves.  Visit sites related to Harriet's childhood and her near-fatal head injury at an 1800's village store.  Hear stories about her family, her life as a slave and her commitment to abolishing slavery.  Stories of slave trading and escapes from this region on the Underground Railroad fill the day.  Enjoy stops at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center, a restored 1800's grist mill along an Underground Railroad escape route and an 1852 log cabin built by a free African American.
9:15am  Meet step on guide at Hampton Inn, Easton
9:30am  Arrive Sailwinds Visitor Center, Cambridge
10:00am Depart for morning tour
10:15am Bucktown Village Store and Museum ~ site of near-fatal head injury*
10:45am Brodess Farm
11:00am HTUGRR Visitor Center*
12:30pm LUNCH ~ Portside Restaurant, downtown Cambridge
1:45pm  Depart for afternoon tour
2:15pm  Linchester Mill ~ 1800's grist mill, UGRR site*
3:00pm  Leverton House              
3:15pm  Webb Cabin ~ African American log cabin*
4:30pm  Hotel check-in, Easton
5:30pm  Wine Reception at hotel
DINNER ~ on your own

Day Two:  Tilghman Island and St. Michaels -Explore the life of a Chesapeake Bay waterman and the marine life of the Bay at Phillips Wharf Environmental and Educational Center.  Learn how to bait a commercial crabbing boat, get close to marine life animals in their touch tanks and watch an aquaculture production grow oysters.  The tour is hosted by the center's founder, a member of a local waterman's family.  Visit the Watermen's Museum for a history of the island and Bay watermen.  Before leaving the island enjoy lunch at Two If by Sea.  Located in a restored general store, it has been voted Best Little Diner on the Shore.  A short travel and you arrive in St. Michaels for an afternoon scenic, narrated boat cruise on the Miles River, followed by time on your own for shopping at one of the many specialty shops or tasting local wine and spirits in the Mill District, before returning to the hotel.
7:30am  Breakfast at hotel
8:45am  Depart hotel
9:30am Phillips Wharf Environmental Center*
11:00am Tilghman Watermen's Museum*
12noon LUNCH ~ Two If By Sea, Tilghman Island
2:30pm Patriot Boat Cruise ~ St. Michaels*
3:45pm  Shopping ~ time on own to shop in quaint, historic St. Michaels*
5:00pm  Depart St. Michaels
5:30pm  Return to hotel
7:00pm  DINNER ~ Tidewater Inn, Easton
*denotes off boarding for visit

DAY Three:  A Day in Oxford - Take a peek at the original manuscript of James Michener's Chesapeake.  Then turn the corner and visit the oldest continuously active Quaker Meetinghouse in the nation.  Sit on pews dating to 1684 as you learn about a faith organization's British history and significant participation in the abolition of slavery in the U.S.  A short journey on the back roads takes you to Oxford, a quiet and quaint village on the Tred Avon River.  Before arriving, visit the historic John Wesley Church with an intriguing and inspiring congregational history.  Enjoy a delicious lunch at the lovely Robert Morris Inn, the nation's oldest full service Inn that was frequented by author, James Michener.  Following lunch, enjoy a guided walking tour of the town (this will be arranged to meet the group's mobility level) and time at the local Bookstore, Mystery Loves Company!
7:00am  Breakfast at hotel
7:30am  Hotel check out
7:45am  Depart hotel
8:00am  Third Haven Meetinghouse ~ tour with docent*
9:30am  View Michener's Chesapeake manuscript, Easton*
11:00am John Wesley Church and Nellie's Cook Shop*
LUNCH ~ Robert Morris Inn
1:45pm  Tour Oxford with Bookstore visit*
4:00pm  Depart Oxford
4:30pm  Drop off guide at hotel, Easton
*denotes off-boarding for visit
Fairfield at Easton recently received Marriott Fairfield's highest accolade, the Diamond Award.  The property offers outstanding service, exceptional amenities, warm-welcoming environment and thoughtfully designed guest rooms reflecting the ambiance of the Eastern Shore.  The property is conveniently located off Rt. 50 outside Easton, in a complex with several chain restaurants.   Free high speed internet and hot breakfast available daily.

This itinerary is approximate.  The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.

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