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History & Architecture of St. Andrews by-the-Sea

5 days / 4 nights / 10 meals
June 3-7, 2024

History & Architecture of St. Andrews by-the-Sea

$1150 single occupancy
$1080 double occupancy
$690 staying off campus (includes full program of activities with lunches, dinners and socials but overnight and breakfast elsewhere then self-driving to shuttle stop locations)
St. Andrews is rich with fascinating people, architecture and history. From First Nations residents, French explorers and English loyalists, to today’s multicultural mix, St. Andrews is a town like no other. Early shipping, colonial wars, railway tycoons, the rich and famous, tourism, pioneering marine science and with a constantly evolving arts and culture scene, St. Andrews punches well above its weight for its size. The Algonquin Hotel was Canada’s first seaside resort, the town’s “Maxwell Houses” are Canada’s largest collection of heritage homes designed by Edward and William Maxwell, the waterfront is designated a National Historic District and Water Street has been named one of the “Great Streets” in the country. Canadian marine science got its start here and research continues at both the federal St. Andrews Biological Station and The Huntsman Marine Science Centre. Today, our tiny town with a year round population of around 2,000 attracts visitors, new residents, scientists, visual and performing artists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. This Huntsman Marine Experience TM will open your eyes to this one of a kind community.
Most of our activity will be walking in town (pavement) or on lawns and gravel roads. Generally flat with minimal change in elevation but recommended to wear good walking shoes.
- Interact with numerous local celebrity history buffs whose link to the area goes back generations as well as newbies who have come by choice – including a number of well known local authors and curators
- Go behind the scenes with local expert historians on guided tours of historic sites – including churches, Maxwell Houses, Ministers Island and hidden treasures in the collections of local museums
- Explore local history of St. Croix, Navy and Ministers Islands like never before from the water aboard the Huntsman Marine R/V Fundy Spray

Schedule at a Glance
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Schedule at a Glance

This Huntsman Marine – Encounter with Nature™ provides an immersive cultural experience with a full schedule, having one activity flowing into the next, and will include evening sessions. Field trips are a go “rain or shine.” The following schedule at a glance is provided as an inspirational guide, but we may have to juggle activities based on weather conditions for each day.
Day 1
Arrival/settle-in. Orientation. Meet your Lead Guides.
(group dinner, evening social)

Day 2
Passamaquoddy Nation. Ministers Island.
(breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening social)

Day 3
Town Plat walking tour of water front, architecture, churches, museums. Blockhouse. Old Courthouse and Gaol. High tea at Sheriff Andrews House.
(breakfast, Niger Reef lunch, dinner on your own)

Day 4
Historical tour continues of hotel and houses. History cruise with unique viewing opportunities. Early French Explorers.
(breakfast, Kingsbrae Garden lunch, soiree dinner, evening social)

Day 5
Goodbyes and Departures.

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