"Grand Patriot" - Student Tour
Day 1 - Jamestown
Meet your Colonial Connections Tour Manager upon arrival at Jamestown Settlement
Tour Jamestown Settlement
Connect with the experiences of the 17th-century colonists as you explore Jamestown Settlement, the recreation of the first permanent English settlement in America. Tour indoor galleries, talk with costumed interpreters, and visit the re-created James Fort and Powhatan Indian village. Board full-size replicas of the Susan Constant, Discovery and Godspeed - the three ships that brought settlers to Virginia in 1607.
Tour Historic Jamestowne
A National Park Service site, Historic Jamestowne offers a wealth of activities for exploring the first permanent English settlement in North America. Overlooking the scenic James River, Historic Jamestowne boasts the only remaining 17th-century above ground structure – the church tower - and reconstructed 17th-century Jamestown Memorial Church. See the original site of the 1607 James Fort and more than 1,000 artifacts at the Archaearium, a museum of Archaeology. Learn the trade of 17th-century glassblowing from artisans as they create exquisite glass pieces of the period.
Check into your Williamsburg hotel
All properties used by Colonial Connections have an indoor pool and interior corridors for added security.
Return to the hotel
Early American Medical Program (indoor program at your hotel)
This program focuses on the practices of medicine in the 18th century when the treatment was oftentimes worse than the illness or injury. Examine and compare the contents of a practicing physician's bag and participate in a mock amputation and dental extraction.
Private hotel security provided. Colonial Connections Tour Manager departs.
Day 2 - Williamsburg, Yorktown
Deluxe Continental breakfast at your Williamsburg hotel
Depart with your Colonial Connections Tour Manager for a full day of touring
Tour Colonial Williamsburg, the Revolutionary City
Explore the nation's largest living history museum. From 1699 to 1780, Williamsburg was the political and cultural center of Britain's largest colony in the New World. In the shops, taverns, government buildings, homes and streets George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Mason and other Virginia Patriots debated the ideas - liberty, independence, and personal freedoms - that led to the founding of American democracy and inspired generations of Americans and others from around the world.
Enjoy a boxed lunch en route to Yorktown
Riding tour of the Yorktown Battlefield
See where American independence was won. Earthworks and siege lines mark positions of British and American forces, cannons stand ready behind the embattlements, and Surrender Field is a silent reminder of English General Cornwallis' capitulation. Visit the Yorktown Victory Monument and see Cornwallis' Cave, where legend has it that the English General and his staff sought refuge from the bombardment by American and French forces.
Tour the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Gain a new appreciation and understanding of our nation's beginnings at the American Revolution Museum where America's evolution from Colonial status to nationhood is chronicled. Outdoor living history areas include a re-created Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm.
Colonial Hauntings Tour (candlelight walking tour)
When darkness falls another side of Williamsburg emerges... it's a different place after sunset - full of mystery and intrigue. Journey by candlelight through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, listening to eerie tales of Williamsburg's only witch trial, Black Beard and his crew, the questionable Lady Skipwith, Lucy of Ludwell and ghostly parties at the Raleigh Tavern. Some stories last more than a lifetime!
Return to the hotel
Day 3 - Charlottesville
Deluxe Continental breakfast at your Williamsburg hotel. Check-out, load luggage on motorcoach and depart for Charlottesville with your Colonial Connections Tour Manager.
Travel to Charlottesville
Tour Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Tour the mountain-top home, gardens and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States. The autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello was designed and redesigned, and built and rebuilt for more than 40 years. Jefferson described the house as his “essay in architecture.” Today, it is recognized as an international treasure.
Lunch at Michie Tavern
Built in 1784 and a superb example of the 1920's preservation movement, famed Michie Tavern offers an exciting historical experience and wonderful food in a rustic atmosphere. Enjoy fried chicken, black-eyed peas, stewed tomatoes, green bean salad, potato salad, tavern beets, coleslaw, homemade biscuits, cornbread and apple cobbler.
Depart for home