In the Footsteps of George Washington

In the Footsteps of George Washington


Washington’s ideal of citizen leadership—encompassing politics, military service, entrepreneurship, farming, and education—still inspires young people today. In this Orientation Explore! program we’ll trace George Washington’s steps from Chestertown to his home at Mount Vernon, to the heart of American government in Washington, DC. We’ll note Washington’s achievements and legacy, while acknowledging that includes his failure on the great moral issue of his age, slavery.

Monday, August 19

Washington the Military Leader

Depart the College in the morning for Mount Vernon. Tour the mansion, lecture by Professor Harvey, lunch, depart early afternoon for Arlington National Cemetery, dinner and overnight in Washington, DC. washington DC

Tuesday, August 20

Washington the Entrepreneur

Visit The National Archives for a private tour. Walk to Capitol Hill for lunch and and tour the Senate. In the afternoon, we’ll return to campus.

Wednesday, August 21

The Chester River water

Take a boat ride on the Chester River and learn about Washington’s interest in nature; picnic lunch and swimming. Back to campus in the afternoon.