Chestertown, the Chesapeake Bay region, and Washington College offer unique opportunities for students who love American history. History comes alive here along the roads and waterways once traveled by colonists and Civil War soldiers, Native American hunters and fugitive slaves. Yet we’re only a short trip from the world-famous cultural sites and vibrant urban life of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and other great American cities.
The Starr Center offers an array of unique opportunities for Washington College students. Special events and free weekend road trips to historic sites around the region draw participants from many different academic departments, and bolster the College’s traditional strengths in history, American studies, art, political science, and related fields.
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.