BLUE and the GREY DISCOVERY
Students Discover Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Antietam, Harper's Ferry, and Washington D.C.
First stopůValley Forge where General George Washington and his men spent the winter of 1777-78. Then on to the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, the Birth Place exhibit of our Nation. Hear the stories of our Founding Fathers at Independence Hall. Explore the National Constitution Center where students experience important events of our nation's history through a unique, interactive exhibit. Students journey through the streets and experience a guided night time sound and light show detailing the dramatic events of pre-revolutionary times.
The Discovery continues with an exploration of Gettysburg National Military Park. Students will participate in programs to gain an understanding of the 3-day struggle that became the turning point of the Civil War. Then on to Antietam National Battlefield which hosted the bloodiest day of the war. Educational programs will enhance your visit as you take part in becoming a Civil War soldier. 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 of your Discovery 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 where the Documents of Freedom are located. 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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