We’re planning a Washington DC & Gettysburg Edventour for October, 2016!
We’ve had several people comment on their desire to participate in an EDventour to WashDC & Gettysburg after checking out our facebook page. One of the things that you should know is that the sooner we can plan, the better the trip is organized…
Help us plan by contacting us to let us know that you’re interested. No commitments yet…just let us judge the interest level so that we can make some initial contacts to start the process.
We will be embarking on an educational, exciting, jam-packed, 4+day tour complete with motor coach travel and accommodations to Washington DC and Gettysburg on
October 10-14, 2016!
This fantastic experience will be an excellent integration of this year’s social studies, civics and history lessons as the sights, sounds and interaction with historical places will make your child’s learning come to life!
We’ll start in Gettysburg (Tuesday)
Re-enact Pickett’s charge! See the scars of battle as we’ll point out cannon shells still in residential homes in and around Gettysburg.
Experience the state-of art, newly reconditioned Cyclorama (an in-the-round multimedia show) depicting the battle of Gettysburg. Visit the graveyard and stand where President Lincoln gave his most famous speech. We’ll have a tour of the battleground as we relive the most costly battle fought on American soil!
After a comfortable night’s stay in Gettysburg, complete with a Pizza Party and indoor pool, we’ll make the easy journey into DC the following morning…
Washington DC-Ride to the top of the Washington Monument (it’s open again) for a panoramic view of DC; see the original copy of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, see the White House, visit the war memorials and presidential monuments. Witness the changing of the guard at Arlington, and relive the trauma of WWII as we visit the Holocaust museum-dedicated to preserving the memory of the devastating effects of evil…when left unchecked.
We’ll visit Ford’s Theatre museum and take a National Park service guided tour of the theater and The Petersen House where President Lincoln died on that fateful night of April 14, 1865.
We’ll also do our best to schedule an evening tour of the US Capitol Building with our congressman, where we may be able to witness Congress in session. And there really is much, much more. Check out the robust list of attractions, events and historic places that you will experience.
We’ve just come off a fantastic trip with the West MI Home School group; here are just a few of the comments:
“This trip was amazing. It touched me in so many different ways” -Christina
“This was an amazing and impactful trip!” -Emilee
“We had a wonderful trip…”-Carol
“So much more than we expected!” -Scott
“…our boys had a terrific time–they talked and told stories for about 2 hours after they got home. It was great!”-Chris
Just drop us a note by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.