Dig Deeper: A Chance for Freedom

Take an empathetic journey as we connect with the lives of enslaved people during the American Revolution from their perspectives. Students discover what the daily lives of enslaved people were like through hands-on activities in the Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm. They then make the difficult decision – What is my best chance for freedom – to stay or to go? For grades 4 and up.

Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning. 


“Loved learning about enslaved people at this time – really thinking about their lives and choices in a  deeper way.” – Chaperone, Girl Scout Troop #204, Florida

Program length: 2.5 hours; Rate: B

To book a tour or program, contact reservations:

(757) 253-4939 • (888) 868-7593 • fax (757) 253-4997 • group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov

Groups of 15 or more require advance reservations.

Guided tour reservations required at least three business days in advance and are subject to availability. We recommend making tour reservations at least two months in advance for fall and winter trips, and up to four months in advance for trips in the spring.

Reservations are also requested for self-guided groups.

Consult Group Admission Rates,  Field Trip Planning Made Easy and the Teacher Checklist to prepare for your visit.