Williamsburg / Charlottesville Virginia
At historic Williamsburg and Charlottesville opportunities abound to expand on the plethora of educational treasures found in the Washington D.C. area. Visitors to Charlottesville may choose from guided tours of Monticello, the Universitty of Virginia campus (based on availability) and the Michie Tavern (with lunch, of course!) and even a stop at Appomattox to visit the site of Lee's surrender to Grant. At Williamsburg, tours of the Historic Williamsburg Village will focus on the "living history" found in the town center and interpreted by local experts. While in the Williamsburg area, students will be given the opportunity to travel to Jamestown, the site of the First settlement in America, for an interpretive program. Also while in the area, a visit to Yorktown will allow students a glimpse of how ordinary people participated in and were impacted by the decisive battle of the American Revolution.