It is our pleasure to announce Dallas Theological Seminary’s 2015 New England Christian Heritage Tour.
You are warmly invited to join us October 14-18 on this memorable journey. You will be stirred by the story of our Christian heritage as never before!
Dr. John Hannah
Dr. Mark Bailey
Dr. John Hannah, Dallas Theological Seminary's distinguished professor of Church History, leads us on a study tour of our country's rich Christian heritage. He will be joined by DTS president, Dr. Mark Bailey, who will add inspirational devotional teaching making it a tour of great spiritual truth.
We will see many sites that are significant to our nation's formation, and we will study the lives and religious convictions of our Puritan forefathers. Also, this particular weekend is often at the height of New England's fall foliage season.
We will spend our first two nights at the Omni Parker House in Boston, and we will conclude our trip with two nights at the Omni New Haven Hotel in New Haven. The cost of the trip is $2,390 per person (based on double occupancy; round-trip airfare not included).
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Wednesday, October 14
Dr. Hannah, who is considered one of the world’s top Christian history scholars, will begin our journey, departing from the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston. Our story begins on Boston Green and the famous “Freedom Trail,” though our focus will be on our Christian heritage rooted in Boston’s beginnings in the 1630s. We will visit the graves of several Puritan Christian founders as well as Old South Meeting House (where the Boston Tea Party was instigated), the Old State House (where the Boston Massacre occurred), and Faneuil Hall (the so-called “Cradle of American Liberty”).
Thursday, October 15
This morning, we will focus on the initial events of the American Revolution in 1775: the “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” immortalized in Longfellow’s poem; the lanterns hung at the Old North Church to alert the colonists of the British invasion; “the shot heard around the world” at Lexington Green; and the British advance at Concord. We will also pass by “Old Iron Sides,” the USS Constitution, and see the famous monument commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill that ended British occupation of Boston. In the afternoon, we will visit Plymouth and the Pilgrim settlement that began in 1620, the first permanent settlement north of Jamestown, Virginia. There, we will explore the stunning Lady of Faith Monument, see the famous Plymouth Rock, and worship together on the replica of the Mayflower. Here you will be stirred by the story of our Christian heritage as never before!
Friday, October 16
Today will be a driving day, as we visit two fascinating sites and enjoy the beautiful fall colors. First, we will visit the home and conference grounds of Dwight L. Moody, in Northfield on the Connecticut River. Mr. Moody (1837-1899) was America’s foremost evangelist of his day and made his childhood home the center of his work. After visiting his home and grave site we will picnic on the lawn overlooking the conference grounds. Meandering down the great river, we will come to Northampton, the town of American foremost thinker, revivalist, and preacher, Jonathan Edwards. Edwards ministered in this village from 1727-1750 becoming the evangelist of the First Great Awakening and its most important chronicler. We will see his church, the site of his home, as well as the local cemetery.
Saturday, October 17
Today we continue to highlight the life of Jonathan Edwards as we enjoy the fall foliage in the Berkshire Mountains. The drive through the mountains will provide a colorful backdrop on our journey to Stockbridge. Here Edwards was a missionary to the American Indians. This afternoon we’ll visit Wethersfield, a quaint New England village where Edwards attended the first year of his studies. We end our day on the campus of Yale University in New Haven where Edwards was among its most illustrious graduates.
Sunday, October 18
We conclude our memorable journey by worshiping together on the Lord’s Day and sharing a delicious farewell brunch. Early afternoon flights will be available from Hartford, Connecticut airport as we return home filled with memories of our rich Christian heritage!