USMODERNIST TOURS ARE BACK!

The Frank Lloyd Wright / Auldbrass Tour
Saturday-Sunday, November 6-7

Yemassee/Beaufort/Charleston SC

Mod Squad Members save nearly $100/person!

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Auldbrass, Frank Lloyd Wright's amazing complex of buildings, is only open to the public for three days every two years!  It's a rare, thrilling, visual experience you won't want to miss. Cause you'll be waiting two years if you do.

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This is the C. Leigh Stevens House and Plantation, aka Auldbrass, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. You will roam the grounds, view the buildings, see the sculptures, and visit inside the main house.  See photos of the entire Auldbrass complex!

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You will also visit inside the 2005 Low Country Residence, designed by Raleigh architect Frank Harmon, which won a 2009 National AIA design award.

Plus you'll have an outdoor lunch and guided tour of the AIA award-winning Middleton Inn, designed by architect W. G. Clark.

Your Exciting Schedule:

Saturday 

6:30 AM  Arrive at Sheraton Imperial, Bagels and Coffee

7:00 AM  Bus leaves Sheraton Imperial

11:15 AM  BBQ Lunch w/vegetarian option

1:00 PM  Tour Auldbrass

4:00 PM  Leave for Hotel

5:40 PM  Shuttle to downtown dropoff point (Chambers Park), dinner on your own

8:00 PM  Shuttle pickup at Chambers Park  

Sunday 

8:30 AM  Breakfast at the Hotel, check out

10:00 AM  Low Country House by Frank Harmon

11:30 AM  Tour and Box Lunch at the Middleton Inn

1:00 PM  Leave for Sheraton Imperial

5:00 PM  Arrive Sheraton Imperial

You're encouraged to make reservations in downtown Beaufort for dinner Saturday night as restaurants are often full.  Our bus will drop you at 6pm and pickup at 8pm at the Chambers Waterfront Park, which is a five-minute walk from some good restaurants.

Your tour leaders are Angela Roehl and Rebekah Laney!

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Travel in our air-conditioned, wifi-equipped, restroom-equipped luxury touring bus. Everything is included except dinner on Saturday night: all admissions; lunch and breakfast both days; beverages and snacks on the bus; double-occupancy Country Inn and Suites Hotel in Beaufort SC with free wifi.

General Public: $698 per person dbl occupancy, $768 single
 Mod Squad Members:  $599 per person dbl occupancy, $669 single

Tour Pricing
Proceeds benefit the documentation, preservation, and promotion projects of USModernist and NCModernist.
 

The Fine Print

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Arrive at the Sheraton Imperial, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham NC 27703 no later than 630am for coffee and bagels. We meet near the tennis courts, photo above, to the left of the hotel near the Gym. It's going to be an amazing trip and a tight schedule, so if you're not on the bus by 7am sharp, we will leave without you!

USModernist trips happen rain, snow, or shine. There are no refunds for any reason except in the unlikely event of tour cancellation or the closure of Auldbrass. However, you are free to transfer tickets for this tour to anyone without penalty (just email or call us at least a week ahead). Your name will be on the list at registration; tickets are not mailed.

The itinerary, number, and order of buildings are subject to change without notice or refund.

All participants are required to sign a completed USModernist liability release to participate.

Masks are not required on the bus for those who have been vaccinated.
Masks are required on the bus for those who have not been vaccinated.

Auldbrass has not yet stated its policy on masks but you'll likely need them inside the main house.

Some buildings are not handicap-accessible. Participants must navigate stairs unaided and be able to walk for at least three hours at a time. Strollers are not permitted inside any buildings. 

To protect the Auldbrass house floors, all participants must remove shoes (or BYO booties). There is no food or drink allowed inside Auldbrass and photography is allowed only outside. For the Sunday properties, photography is ok anywhere.

Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA. 

Food and drinks in cans or plastic bottles are allowed on the bus. Refreshments and snacks will also be provided on board. Smoking is not allowed on the bus or at any of the properties, including inside your room at the hotel. Coolers are not allowed inside the bus. You may bring a small cooler (less than two cubic feet) but it must stay underneath the bus. No glass bottles or containers.

Questions? Contact Executive Director George Smart 919.740.8407.  Proceeds benefit the documentation, preservation, and promotion projects of USModernist and NCModernist.