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Field Trips

Students loading a canon at Gettysburg

During a term in the BSIW Program students go on a variety of day trips to historic and cultural sites in the DC area. These trips may include some of the following:

Day Trips

Gettysburg battlefield


We visit the site of the Gettysburg battle in Pennsylvania. This battle was one of the most significant turning points of the Civil War. After learning more about the war at the Visitors’ Center, we tour the battlefield with a licensed battlefield guide and re-enact battle lines.

Mt. Vernon

The home of the first president is just across the Potomac. We visit Mt. Vernon Estate and Gardens to gain some insight into George Washington’s life.