Revolution and the New Nation

What challenges faced the Founding Fathers as they struggled to form a new nation? Discover how George Washington and other Founding Fathers won the Revolutionary War and created the foundational documents of the United States of America, including the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and Constitution. Students engage in role play and document analysis as they take sides in the Constitutional debate. For grades 8 and up. Great for adult groups!

Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning. 


“Tour came at end of eight days learning about War of Independence – it was a great summary.  It brought together many stories/experiences, culminating in victory for the colonies, which impacted the world.”   – Tour member. Collette Vacations.

Program length: 2 hours; Rate: A

To book a tour or program, contact reservations:

(757) 253-4939 • (888) 868-7593 • fax (757) 253-4997 •

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.