Trips by Patty presents - Dressing the Abbey at NC Museum of History

Raleigh, NC, USA

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Patty
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Jan 7, 2022
Group size: 30 - 40
Trips by Patty presents - Dressing the Abbey at NC Museum of History
Raleigh, NC, USA

Patty
  • Facebook verified
107 reviews

$NaN
Jan 7, 2022
Group size: 30 - 40

About this trip

This day trip begins in Raleigh at the NC Museum of History for an experience showcasing the original costumes worn by the stars of Downton Abbey that depict fashions of the British aristocracy in the early 20th century.

There are 35 costumes in the exhibition that show the progression of style from 1912 to 1927.  All are shown on mannequins and include accessories such as hats and jewelry.


On the return route to St. James, there is a stop at the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield.   Born in Smithfield, Ava Gardner is honored with 5,000 square feet of exhibits, honoring the life, loves and legacy of one Hollywood's most glamorous leading ladies.  Begin with a 15-minute biography shown in the Museum Theater followed by a self-guided tour of numerous exhibits. 



Covid Vaccination Policy

Please note that proof of vaccination is required before the trip date.  You will be able to text or email a copy of your vaccination card to the Trip Organizer or present it before boarding the bus on departure day.  

What’s included

  • Transportation
    On a luxury motor coach
  • Admission tickets
    To both the Downtown Abbey exhibit and the Ava Gardner Museum
  • Extras
    Water and snacks on the bus
  • Lunch
    On own at Transfer Food Hall
  • Driver gratuity

Itinerary

Day Trip
Dressing the Abbey

8am - Departure from Members Club lower overflow parking lot

Approx. 11am - Early lunch on your own at the Transfer Food Hall in Raleigh

Approx. 12:15 - Browse other permanent exhibits at the Museum of History

1pm- Tour Dressing the Abbey Exhibit

2:15pm -Depart Raleigh for Smithfield

3pm - Visit to the Ava Gardner Museum 

Approx. 4:30pm - Depart the Museum for St. James with an estimated arrival time of 6:30pm

Your Organizer


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Patty
107 reviews
I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!

Reviews

We had a great time. The pottery trail was very interesting and the zoo was wonderful. Patty did a fantastic job with organizing this trip. Every detail was perfect.
By Janice R for Cultural Tradition and the Largest Natural Habitat Zoo in the World! on 21 Nov, 2021
I had a great time I thought the zoo was wonderful I was a little disappointed in the pottery town that there weren’t more artist stores open.
By Camille D for Cultural Tradition and the Largest Natural Habitat Zoo in the World! on 13 Nov, 2021
As always, Patti did a wonderful job putting this trip. I look forward to our next adventure.
By Marie D for Cultural Tradition and the Largest Natural Habitat Zoo in the World! on 01 Nov, 2021
Wonderful trip - great people; excellent coordination. Loved the exhibit - the venue was interesting I was sad it was so hot that we were unable to enjoy the site. Enjoyed the history of the factory turned gathering spot. Bus was comfortable but wished the microphone and wi-fi were functional. Charlotte city tour was good - wish the guide had been able to project his voice better - the back of the bus heard little to none of the tour. Shopping was fun and I did manage to purchase some great items...enjoyed a lovely lunch! Hope to go on a trip again with Patty.
By Veronica T for Immersive Van Gogh at Historic Camp North End on 21 Sep, 2021
Great idea for a trip with a great group of fellow travelers. However, if the bus does not have an operating audio system or if the tour guide cannot get his audio working change the bus and / or cancel the tour, because is was a total waste of time for the vast majority of passengers (and, one supposes, a waste of funds)
By Bill O for Immersive Van Gogh at Historic Camp North End on 05 Sep, 2021
Thank you Bill for taking the time to comment on the trip. I was deeply disappointed that I was not able to provide the Charlotte city tour experience for many passengers due to the audio difficulty. I enjoy offering quality to my clients and this definitely fell short of that. I can assure you that it won't happen again.
By Patty on 05 Sep, 2021
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