VIRGINIA and DC DISCOVERY
Students Discover: Fredericksburg, VA, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Pamplin Park, Harper's Ferry, and Washington D.C.
First stopůColonial Williamsburg, a living history museum that was the commercial and cultural hub of the 18th-century Virginia colony. Mingle with costumed townspeopl, such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry as you explore trade shops on the historic Duke of Gloucester Street. Next stop Jamestown Settlement. Four hundred years ago it would become America's first permanent English settlement. Explore a Powhatan Indian village, a re-created James Fort, and go on board replicas of the three ships that brought the first colonists to the New World: Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery . At Yorktown Victory Center students gain an understanding of the events that led to American's war for independence and the impact on ordinary people. This living history program offers students the opportunity to experience Revolutionary era life first hand in a Continental Army encampment and 1780's farm.
Your next stopů Pamplin Historical Park and National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia. Travel back in time to the 1800's and become a Civil War soldier. Student enlists as a private, receive a uniform and musket, and marches off on a new adventure. At Harper's Ferry, where John Brown's raid set the stage for major events, students will participate in a scavenger hunt while they explore the town.
The last stop is our nation's capitol, Washington D.C. Students will see first hand our government in action with appointments to the United States Capitol, Supreme Court, and the National Archives. Visits to the Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorials and Thomas Jefferson and Washington Monuments will help students understand our forefathers and their contributions. Students will understand conflict and sacrifice when visiting the Vietnam Veteran, Korean War, World War II, and Marine Corps Memorials. Each night is filled with activities such as the theater or a dinner cruise down the Potomac River.
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