A visit to the Wright Brothers Museum in Kitty Hawk is on the agenda for the June 2-9 trip to the Outer Banks and Colonial Virginia. (Outer Banks Visitors Bureau www.outerbanks.org)
HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Anyone who has ever wanted to see the wild horses that roam the beaches of the Outer Banks, explore the history of the Lost Colony or see where the Wright brothers took flight can do that and more during the Wallace State Alumni Association’s Colonial America and the Outer Banks Tour. The deluxe motorcoach group trip will be June 2-9 and includes 7 nights hotel accommodations, 14 meals, tour guides and admission to all activities listed on the itinerary.
The itinerary includes a Horse Safari of Wild Spanish Mustangs, the Bodie Island Lighthouse, Roanoke Island Festival Park, visits to Duck and Manteo, N.C., the Lost Colony Dinner Drama, tours of Yorktown and Jamestown, the Wright Brothers Museum and Kittyhawk, Colonial Williamsburg and Tavern Dinner and a visit to the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station.
The first day of the trip will be a day of travel to Ashville, N.C., with a welcome dinner with fellow travelers. The group will travel to Carolla, N.C., the next day, where they will check into the beachfront Hampton Inn and Suites for a three-night stay and a local dinner.
Day three begins the exploration of the Outer Banks, including the Wild Spanish Mustangs of Carolla horse safari, followed by a visit to the seaside town of Duck where travelers can eat lunch, shop at and enjoy the view of the Currituck Sound from the boardwalk. The afternoon agenda includes a guided driving tour down the coast to Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station and the Bodie Island Lighthouse.
Kitty Hawk is the first destination for day four, starting with a tour of the Wright Brothers Museum, followed by a visit to the Elizabeth II, a historic 16th century sailing vessel docked along the border of the Roanoke Island Festival Park. Lunch will be on your own in the small town of Manteo, followed by a visit to Ft. Raleigh whose visitors center is filled with artifacts found on the site that has been identified as the original site of the doomed Lost Colonists. The afternoon will include a visit to Elizabeth Gardens, designed to imitate what might have been designed by wealthy colonists from Elizabeth I’s reign. The day concludes with the Lost Colony Dinner Drama, including a backstage tour.
On day five, the group will travel to Jamestown, Va., the first permanent English colony settled in 1607. Travelers will enjoy a guided tour of the living history museum there and enjoy lunch on their own in the town. A visit to Yorktown will follow, with a guide who will share stories of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, including a stop at Yorktown Battlefield, where George Washington secured America’s independence in 1781. Following dinner in Yorktown, travelers will check in to the Woodlands Inn and Suites, just steps away from historic Colonial Williamsburg.
Day six will include a guided walking tour through Colonial Williamsburg, followed by time on your own to explore shops, tour the Governors Palace at the Capitol and enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants along High Street or in Merchants Square. The day will conclude with a special Tavern Dinner in Colonial Williamsburg.
The journey home begins the next day, with an overnight stop in either North Carolina or Tennessee and a final group dinner before returning home.
Rates for the tour range from $1,439 to $2,079 per person based on occupancy and Alumni membership status. Alumni Association members enjoy a $100 discount; annual membership is $25. Register by April 1 at www.wsccalumni.org or contact LaDonna Allen at 256-352-8071 or email@example.com for more information.