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C.V. Starr Center for the

Study of the American Experience

Road Trips

Our free weekend “road trips” to some of the region’s most historic places provide hands-on learning opportunities for inquisitive Washington College students. Road trips take students behind-the-scenes at national museums, put them in front row seats to experience professional theater, and lead them through city streets and down dusty country lanes exploring our nation’s past.

Fall 2016

Library of Congress Research Road Trips
Dates T.B.D.
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Travel with the Starr Center and Miller Library this semester to explore the  greatest library in the world, the Library of Congress. You’ll get a Reader Identification Card and learn how to use the library’s research centers and reading rooms. Note: Lunch will be provided; students from all departments/majors who are currently working on research are encouraged to attend. Stay tuned for registration information.

A Day at the Smithsonian
Saturday, November 5
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Be among the first to visit the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. After a morning the newest museum on the National Mall, we’ll amble over to the National Museum of the American Indian. Join us as we explore Washington DC’s major cultural institutions. Lunch will be provided. Stay tuned for registration information.


Past Road Trips

We’ve traveled to destinations as diverse as Colonial Williamsburg, Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., Old City Philadelphia, Broadway, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty in New York City, Gettysburg National Military Park and, closer to home, Backwater National Wildlife Refuge following in the footsteps of local and national hero Harriett Tubman.