The Garden of Good and Evil: Exploring Savannah’s Hypnotic History and Culture

Join explorers from Clemson OLLI for an intriguing drive into Savannah’s past.  Our driving route will take us south — never far from the Savannah River and the blackwater Ogeechee . . . to one of the U.S.’s most distinct urban cultures.

We’ll enlist experts as we delve into the most important Savannah

(and Georgia) stories:  Savannah’s urban greenspaces (known as squares and originally numbering 28); slavery, race relations, and the evolution of economics in the city; architecture and preservation; and locals who have viewed the world differently (aka Tom Watson . . . no, not the golfer . . . Flannery O’Connor, Johnny Mercer, Clarence Thomas, and the Lady Chablis).

We’ll spend three nights in the heart of the historic district . . . and there will be time to explore on your own, honor the social hour, and pick and choose evening dining options (and Savannah is a nice place to do that).

November 1 to November 4, 2022
$1,249/person (double occupancy; single supplement, $365)

Price includes 3 nights accommodation and breakfast in the lovely Hampton Inn Savannah Historic District, comfortable bus transportation, bus driver tip; 3 lunches, 1 dinner; all entrances, activities, presentations, guides; concierge service throughout the trip.

Click here to view the planned itinerary; this trip is offered jointly between Explore Up Close (Chumley Cope) and Clemson OLLI.  You must be a Clemson OLLI Member to participate.  Explore Up Close is handling registration and payment; see website for additional registration information.