Colonial Carriage at Williamsburg, Virginia

Course - The American Revolution

TheAmerican Revolution was the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America. Also known as the American War of Independence, this period lasted from 1775 to 1783 and brought about major changes to the European sphere of influence around the world.

The American Revolution - one day 9.30am - 4.30pm


Join us on a 1700 km journey through the heart of the American Revolution, visiting some of the original thirteen states such as Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland and New Hampshire for a refreshing look at America’s history and settlements. We visit historic sites and national parks which preserve the essence of the American Revolution and learn about some of the fascinating details of life in colonial America. We examine the causes of the revolution and walk Boston’s freedom Trail.
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Course Information

The American Revolution Full Day Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Interactive Discussions.
  • Audio-Visual Presentations.
  • Fun Quiz.
  • Next Scheduled Course: Saturday 30 June
Course Sessions
  • SESSION 1.
  • DISCONTENT, BOSTON FREEDOM TRAIL.
  • Early American history.
  • The English arrive in the New World.
  • Walking the Boston Freedom trail.
  • Boston Massacre and Tea Party.
  • Lexington, Concord and Battle Road.
  • SESSION 2.
  • ESCALATION, AMERICA’S FIRST SETTLEMENT.
  • The Battle of Bennington.
  • Chesapeake, the bay of history.
  • Jamestown, first English settlement to survive - a tour.
  • SESSION 3.
  • SURRENDER AT VIRGINIA.
  • Williamsburg, the colonial capital of Virginia - tour and highlights.
  • Yorktown and the surrender of Lord Cornwallis.
  • SESSION 4.
  • WASHINGTON’S ESTATE AND CAPITAL CITY.
  • Mount Vernon - George Washington's estate on the Potomac River - tour.
  • Washington D.C. - a political and practical result of the revolution.
Planned Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Understand the reasons for and the events which led to the Revolutionary War.
  • 2. Know some of the routes which American and British forces travelled during the War.
  • 3. Plan an itinerary for your own journey to America's East Coast.