Immerse yourself in Charleston's historic legacy on this intimate program. Enjoy curatorial tours of well-preserved antebellum mansions, where you'll hear the stories of both the merchant elites and the enslaved Africans who lived there. Visit Fort Sumter National Monument on a cruise of Charleston's harbor. Discover Drayton Hall, which survived the Revolutionary and Civil Wars intact and is the oldest preserved plantation home in America that is still open to the public. Go behind the scenes at the Gibbes Museum of Art -- one of the first arts organizations in the United States -- and the Charleston Library Society, the third oldest subscription library in the country. Enjoy Southern hospitality during a cocktail reception at the Nathaniel Russell House, a National Historic Landmark; and time at leisure to explore Charleston's galleries, antique shops, and renowned restaurants. A special highlight is a meeting with a curator at Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark that is home to the oldest landscaped gardens in the country, followed by a traditional Lowcountry lunch.