2020 Heritage of America Trip

Please join Jerry Podair, Professor of History and American Studies at Lawrence University on the Heritage of America trip, which will take place on September 6 - 14, 2020. Smithsonian








Celebrate America’s rich and varied heritage on an in-depth tour of the eastern United States featuring essential landmarks and incredible vistas. First stop, Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, view the Liberty Bell and see Independence Hall. Walk the hallowed battlefield at Gettysburg and tour the National Military Park & Museum. Enjoy a choice between visiting President Eisenhower’s home (a National Historic Site) or a walking tour of historic downtown Gettysburg. Stop in quaint Harper’s Ferry, then travel along the famous Skyline drive for amazing views of the Shenandoah Valley. Visit the presidential estates of Washington’s Mount Vernon and Jefferson’s Monticello. Tour some of Colonial Williamsburg’s 88 restored historic buildings and dine in a traditional tavern. Learn about the American Revolution at Yorktown and explore the outdoor living history museum, including a re-created Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm. Explore the countless treasures of the Smithsonian Institution with your choice of visiting the National Air and Space Museum or the National Museum of American History. Tour Washington, D.C.’s National Mall and view the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Visit Arlington National Cemetery.

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