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Road to Independence

Why did colonists risk their place in the thriving British economic empire by traveling the “Road to Independence”? By examining the lives, choices, and reproduction artifacts representing Virginia farm families, artisans, enslaved people, and Native Americans, students will actively learn how even small civic actions had important effects.

“Thank you for bringing this amazing program to my students. The instructor presented the information in a fun and engaging way. My class loved it!” – 4th grade teacher, Henry County
2008 & 2015 SOLs:

VS.1; VS.4; VS.5; USI.1; USI.5; USI.6

To book a tour or program, contact reservations:

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

Consult the Outreach Checklist to prepare for our visit.