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Starr Center for the

Study of the American Experience

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 2017

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
Date: Friday, September 22
Time: TBA

Travel with author Lauret Savoy, the Lit House, and the Starr  Center to Maryland’s newest National Park. Walk in the footsteps of the great America hero Harriet Tubman. Learn about the environment that shaped Tubman’s early years, the Underground Railroad resistance movement and her work as a freedom fighter, liberator, leader and humanitarian.


 A Day at the Smithsonian
Date and time T.B.A.
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. 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, and Gettysburg National Military Park.