Travel experiences offered by Wallace State Alumni Association

May 15, 2024Gail Crutchfield
My Old Kentucky Home

One of the stops on the Autumn Getaway Tour of Kentucky is the My Old Kentucky Home State Park, the farm that inspired the imagery in Stephen Collins Foster's famous song, My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!

Hanceville, AL — Seats are still available for two upcoming travel experiences offered by the Wallace State Community College Alumni Association, a day trip to see “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” musical and a four-day, three-night “Autumn Getaway Tour” of Kentucky.

On July 17, the Alumni Association will travel to Montgomery to take in a matinee showing of “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” musical presented by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. The cost is $150 per person and includes transportation, a Southern buffet lunch at the Plantation House Restaurant, Premium Zone A seating at the show, all taxes and gratuities.

A chartered bus will depart from Wallace State at 9:15 a.m. and is expected to return around 6:30 that evening.

The deadline to register in June 26. To register and for more information, visit

Shaker Village

Autumn Getaway to Historic Kentucky

The “Autumn Getaway Tour” of Kentucky is scheduled for Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, with two nights spent in Bardstown and a third in Paducah. During the first leg of the trip, the group will stop in Hodgensville, Ky., to visit the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park before traveling to Bardstown, Ky., which was declared The Most Beautiful Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today. Dinner that evening will be at the Old Talbott Tavern, which has been called the oldest western stagecoach stop in America.

Day two will include a tour of the Bardstown area, which has more than 300 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, nearly 200 of those located in the historic downtown district. Stops will include My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Civil War Museum, the Women’s Museum of the Civil War, Old Bardstown Village and the General Hal Moore Military Museum. Later in the day, the itinerary includes a guided tour of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. With 34 original Shaker structures, the site is home to the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings. Dinner will be a four-course feast at the historical Beaumont Inn.

National Quilt Museum

The group will travel to Paducah on day three, where they will visit the National Quilt Museum before eating lunch at Doe’s Eat Place. That will be followed by a guided tour of Paducah, which was founded in 1827 by William Clark, of Lewis & Clark fame. A visit to the 600,000 square-foot Hancock’s of Paducah fabric store or a stroll along the riverfront will follow the tour before the group checks into their hotel for the evening and enjoys free time for dinner, shopping, sightseeing or resting.

On the way home on day four, the group will stop at the Casey Jones Village and Museum in Jackson, Tenn., which is dedicated to the railway engineer who gave his life to save his train passengers. Lunch will be a Southern buffet at the Dixie Café located in the Old Country Store in the Village.

The cost for the trip ranges from $766 to $1,227 per person depending on occupancy and Alumni Association membership status. The cost includes transportation, seven meals, accommodations, baggage handling, admission to venues listed on the itinerary, tour director, taxes and most gratuities.

Membership to the WSCC Alumni Association is not required to participate in its travel experiences. Alumni members do enjoy special rates for overnight trips. You do not have to be a former Wallace State student or graduate to join the Alumni Association.

The deadline to reserve space is Aug. 5. To register, visit or contact LaDonna Allen at 256.352.8071 or


About Wallace State

Wallace State Community College (Ala.), a member of the Alabama Community College System, is a comprehensive community college in north central Alabama offering more than 200 options in academic, health and technical programs of study leading to an associate degree, certificate or transfer, as well as workforce-credit training and adult education. An Achieving the Dream Leader College, nationally-recognized by the Aspen Institute among the top institutions according to student outcomes, ranked by Southern Business and Development among the Top 3 institutions in the South for workforce development, named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing and the National Security Administration, rated the Top Online Community College in Alabama, a Military Friendly Institution and an All-Steinway School, Wallace State is an outstanding place for students to pursue their education and career goals. Classes are offered online and on campus, day, evening and on weekends, with numerous start dates each year. Visit Wallace State’s beautiful main campus located on 300-acres in Hanceville, Ala., our satellite location in downtown Oneonta, Ala., find us online at, or call 256.352.8000.

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