Fight and Flight Tour
(Recommended for grades 9-12)
Morning - On September 11, 1777, Brandywine Battlefield was filled with soldiers who defended themselves against a surprise attack by the British. Heroes of the battle included the Marquis de Lafayette, who though wounded in battle, fought on – and an African-American artilleryman named Ned Hector. Today, visit Washington’s and Lafayette’s Headquarters.
Afternoon - Discover what it takes to operate a 24-hour shopping network. Step into the world of electronic retail shopping with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of QVC Studio Park. Students will be exposed to many different job opportunities.
Late Afternoon - The American Helicopter Museum showcases the origins and development of helicopters, aircraft, technology, and milestone contributions of rotary wing flight.
Evening - Invite George Washington or Benjamin Franklin from the American Historical Theatre to entertain the students during a group dinner at your Valley Forge area hotel.
Morning - Start your day at The Franklin. Hands-on exhibits demonstrate principles of aviation, electricity, physics, the physical world, the speed of light and much more. An IMAX Theater, planetarium, and many interactive exhibits offer a wide range of exciting possibilities.
Afternoon - Explore the National Constitution Center, this revolutionary interactive museum and educational center creates awareness of the Constitution, its history and relevance today.
Dinner - Enjoy period American and Continental cuisine, served by Colonial-dressed staff at City Tavern, a historic Philadelphia mansion.
Evening - At Lights of Liberty Show, relive the events leading to the American Revolution during an outdoor display of sound and light projected upon the historic buildings of Independence Hall in historic Philadelphia. Watch in wonder as the voices of Walter Cronkite, Ossie Davis, and Charlton Heston re-tell history where it happened.
Morning - Witness living history demonstrations and military reenactments at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Meet a step-on guide to tour the 3,500-acre encampment site where General George Washington forged his Continental Army into a fighting force, during the difficult winter of 1777-78.
Lunch - Enjoy lunch at Bear Rock Café, a unique quick-casual restaurant featuring hand-crafted sandwiches and lots of delicious sides. Boxed lunches are also available.
Afternoon - At the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, see the landscape that first inspired this renowned wildlife artist to paint the Birds of North America. Interpretive demonstrations with live Great Horned Owls and Red-Tailed Hawks can be arranged. Tour the house and see his original works, the first to realistically show birds in flight and in naturalistic poses.