A Student Discovery Tour

Leave the classroom behind and embark on an amazing educational tour!  From fine arts and history to physics and biology, here in the Historic Triangle, we embrace all the learning essentials!

Day One:  Kick of your learning experience with the Xtreme Physics Program at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  On this self guided tour, the students will receive workbooks to help them with their scientific research.  Take a break between thrills to catch a show and browse through the shops.  Enjoy dinner at one of the park's many eateries.  

Day two: Go back in time and visit the site where English America began – Historic Jamestowne!  Visit the original English Fort and learn how archaeologists unearthed the important clues to our nation's past.  Head over to Jamestown Settlement and enjoy lunch in the cafe.  Explore the ships, Indian Village and English Fort outside and tour the museum exhibits inside. Immerse yourself in the different Cultures at Jamestown.  The Powhatan Indians, English and Africans converged together creating both exciting exchanges and clashing ways of life.   Travel the scenic Colonial Parkway to Yorktown Battlefield where you will explore both American and British camps in a Siege Line Walking Tour. Next, treat yourself to a dose of Colonial Medicine at the Yorktown Victory Center.  History and science come together as you learn about the early and interesting techniques used by colonial families and doctors.

Day Three:  Spend the day at Colonial Williamsburg.  Begin with an orientation walk for the latest information on sites and events.  On the Becoming Americans guided tour you will receive admission to the trade shops, colonial homes, the Governor's Palace and the Museums.  Have dinner at one of the historic taverns then embark on a different kind of colonial tour.  With a variety of ghost tours to choose from, your guide will take you on a journey through Williamsburg's spooky past and haunted memories.

Day Four:  Put your creative mind to work at the Muscarelle Museum located at the College of William and Mary.  The museum regularly brings in new exhibits and collections from all over the world.   Continue the day by traveling to the Mariners’ Museum in nearby Newport News.  There you will immerse yourself in the Age of Exploration.  This popular program takes the students back to a time when the world was still being discovered.  Learn the process of cartography; discuss the economy and culture of the Old World.   Head over to the Virginia Living Museum where you will learn all about the region’s plant and animal life.