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WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA

Family Time Travel: Virginia, The Birthplace of a Nation

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Program #21021RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Adventure awaits you and your family in Colonial Virginia! Discover the contribution of Native Americans, Africans and Europeans in Jamestown, journey back in time to Williamsburg at the onset of the American Revolution as citizens consider a break with England. Talk to prosperous Colonists like the wigmaker, silversmith and tavern keeper, then travel onward to Yorktown to walk the fields where our independence was won.


Highlights

• Examine artifacts from the original fort at Jamestown, site of the first permanent English colony in North America.
• Experience Colonial life by learning to write with a quill pen, making a folded-paper box, dressing up in Colonial clothes and playing a variety of lawn and parlor games.
• Decide whether to stand with the Patriots or the Loyalists in a spirited debate moderated by a character from Colonial America

Program Notes

This is a family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 9 and up. For a comparable intergenerational program for just grandparents and grandchildren, click here

Activity Notes

Walking two miles on uneven brick streets, occasional grass, dirt or pebble paths.


Date Notes
6/28/2015
This date leads into the Fourth of July weekend, which includes a number of special events and fireworks at the historic sites visited during the program.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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