US HISTORY TOUR
We dove into the past and made connections with the present!
In the Summer of 2021 we went on a fantastic tour of old town Virginia USA!
We explored the Historic Triangle - Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, as well as a host of other adventures!
"Reading about history is much different than seeing history. Seeing characters in costume, watching reenactments, touring towns/buildings/museums/battlefields, hearing cannon fire and ghost stories while making new friends will leave a lasting memory.
Personal message: You guys are doing what you were meant to do. Thank you! We had a fulfilling adventure that we enjoyed beyond measure. My girls especially enjoyed spending time and making friends with the Gilbert family, each and every one of you!"
Sheree Walsh 2021
"The ghost tour was a thrilling way to experience history! Thank you for working so hard to make this trip happen. Tell everyone we miss them."
Ryan Walsh 2021
The tour mentors for this trip were Ross and Skyler Gilbert, both have extensive experience working with youth.
Ross Gilbert was awarded top youth mentor for Williamsburg Learning in 2019 and has never regretted leaving corporate life 4 years ago to fulfill his dream of living intentionally and working in a meaningful capacity with youth. He is ridiculously passionate about US history!
Skyler Gilbert is the founder of Learning Brave LLC, the mother of 5 children, a writer, artist, and adventure planner.
The Learning Brave US History Tour included:
Experiencing some of the most beautiful and vibrant historical sites in the USA!
Williamsburg - Williamsburg is Virginia's top tourist destination, resembling the city as it would have been in the 1770s. It refers to itself as a “living history museum” and is filled with restored and rebuilt buildings (everything from the courthouse to taverns to the Governor's Palace) and re-enactors who wander around the Revolutionary City and NEVER break character.
Jamestown - This is where it all began! We visited the original site of the American settlers which is also an active archaeological site! We also explored a world-class living history museum - climbed aboard re-creations of the three ships that brought America's first permanent English colonists to Virginia, and experienced the Fort, Museums and Powhatan Indian Village.
Yorktown - Yorktown Battlefield is the site of one of the most important battles in United States history. We walked where George Washington walked!! There is a world-class museum and outdoor living history exhibits.
Delicious food! We ate in a traditional colonial tavern and sampled unique 18th century dishes in the ambiance of the revolutionary era.
WATER PARK!! And not just any water park, we had an incredible day at Virginia's largest family water park - Water Country! Mid week when things got hot, the Learning Brave group enjoyed cooling off in the many pools, water slides and wave pools!!
Cultural enrichment through learning and exploration of the country's past, present and future. We had a theme each day to focus on and discuss as a group as we learned together about the many people and places of the revolutionary era.
Movie nights, devotionals, and teen connection activities.
All of this and more was our incredible experience in historical Virginia USA!