Architecture and Amish Country – Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2018

It’s All In the Angles

Architecture and Amish Country

Thursday, August 30 – Saturday, September 1, 2018

$529.00 per person double
$469.00 per person triple
$429.00 per person quad
$719.00 per person single

Depart Lafayette at 7:00AM. Lebanon at 7:30AM and Indianapolis at 8:00AM.

Includes motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, luggage handling, admissions per itinerary, 4 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner) and Imperial Escort.

This trip blends stunning architecture with the modesty of the Amish country side in rural Ohio. We begin with a guided tour of one of America’s most famous prisons, the Ohio Reformatory. A blend of Victorian Gothic, Richardsonian Romanesque and Queen Anne architecture, and the stunning castle- like exterior has allowed the reformatory to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As we make our way to Sugarcreek, we will make a brief stop at Troutman Vineyards for a taste of their four most popular wines. The former chicken coop of 1898 is now a small portion of this successful vineyard tucked away in Amish country.

We will lay our heads for two nights at the Carlisle Inn, where all rooms will have either a balcony or porch for a bird’s eye view of Amish country. Included with our stay will be a buffet meal and a wonderful show.

On the Yoder Amish Tour, we’ll visit an Amish school house and take a carriage ride hosted by the Yoder family. Tour 2 Amish homes, both classic Swartzentruber Amish architecture with sharp angles and plain appearance. We will have lunch in a nearby town and the remainder of the day and evening will be spent on your own in the quaint town of Berlin. Berlin has shops galore: bakeries, quilts, fudge shops, general stores and restaurants to tempt your tummy.

On our journey home, you may be in for a treat if construction of a new piece of architecture goes as planned in Columbus, Ohio. The late Senator John Glenn began a drive to construct a museum to honor all branches of military, the National Veterans War Memorial and Museum. A series of concentric arches rise from the earth to hold the Sanctuary above. It will be a stunning piece of modern architecture. The NVWMM is set to open in July of 2018, the first and only memorial and museum dedicated to the veteran’s experience. The NVWMM will preserve and share these stories so that their sacrifices for freedom are remembered.

Finally, we’ll visit the lost Frank Lloyd Wright artifact, The Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio. Built in 1908, it fell into disrepair and remained an undiscovered relic for many years. The Westcott House embodies Wright’s innovative Prairie School architectural design and includes a design element included in only a few Wright homes-a pergola capped with an extensive wooden trellis connecting the home and detached garage.