Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Friday's Field Trip - Valley Forge and Washington's Crossing

From Christy: Here are the particulars for the field trip this Friday. I would like a headcount by tomorrow at 3:00. Pack a lunch, and we will eat on the grounds of Valley Forge. I have a GPS,so anyone is perfectly welcome to follow me. Let me know.

November 14th

Philadelphia

Washington Crossing Historic Park-10:30-11:30 http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/index.htm

Washington Crossing Historic Park • 1112 River Rd. Washington Crossing, PA 18977 Phone: 215-493-4076

Admission without Heritage Pass: $4.00 adult $2.00 children No Charge with pass.

Here is something to discuss on your way to the tour: General George Washington and men of the Continental Army and militia crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 and marched to Trenton, New Jersey.....you all know the story.

Valley Forge 1:00 http://www.ushistory.org/ValleyForge/

1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406 Phone: (610) 783-1077

Normally there is a $3.00 charge to tour Washington's Quarters, but it is closed for construction. There is no other charge for this trip.

We will all start at the visitors center. We should see a film that lasts about 20 minutes. The rest of the tour is self-guided and best seen by car. There are a few stops along the tour route that we should get out of the car to see: Stop 2 has several huts where the soldiers lived and Stop 9, Varnum's Quarters, is staffed with a park ranger to answer questions. Stop 9 is closed to the public after 4pm.

Here is something to discuss on your way to the tour:

Though no battle was fought here from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778, a struggle against the elements and low morale was overcome on this sacred ground.

Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Lebanon&1s=PA&1y=US&1l=40.340801&1g=-76.411697&1v=CITY&2c=Washington+Crossing&2s=PA#a/mapsprint/l:::Lebanon:PA::US:40.340801:-76.411697:city:/l:::Washington+Crossing:PA::US:40.293301:-74.870796:city:Bucks+County/l:::Valley+Forge:PA::US:40.096901:-75.470001:city:Chester+County/m:::::0:0:/io:1:::::f:EN:M:/e

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