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Historical Sites & Schools Trip

Historic SITES TRIP - 5 DAYS

The mid-Atlantic region is known for its rich history that includes the establishment of the colonies, the founding of the country, and the heart of the Civil War. Brush up on your American history by extending your trip to include some of the most important historical sites in the nation. Below you will find a route that allows you to see all five Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Group as well as a several American landmarks in just 5 days. We suggest you start your journey at either Mercersburg Academy or Blair Academy and then work your way across the region. This route also works in reverse. If you are flying, consider using Dulles (IAD) and Newark (EWR) airports to travel to/from Mercersburg or Blair respectively. 

DAY 1

Morning: Visit Mercersburg Academy
(Travel time to Antietam Battlefield - 40 minutes OR Gettysburg - 60 minutes) 
Afternoon: Explore the Antietam Battlefield OR Gettysburg Battlefield
(Travel time to Historic Leesburg - 50 to 60 minutes) 
Evening: Dinner in Historic Downtown Leesburg
(Travel time to Alexandria, VA - 50 minutes)

DAY 2

Morning: Visit Episcopal High School
(Travel time to George Washington's Mount Vernon - 30 minutes)
Afternoon: Explore Mount Vernon
Evening: Dinner in Old Alexandria
(Travel time to Middletown, DE - 105 minutes)

DAY 3

Morning: Visit St. Andrew's School
(Travel time to Historic Odessa - 5 minutes)
Afternoon: Explore Historic Odessa
(Travel time to Princeton, NJ - 100 minutes)
Evening: Dinner in Princeton, NJ

DAY 4

Morning: Visit Peddie School
(Travel time to Liberty State Park - 60 minutes)
Afternoon: Explore Ellis Island and/or the Statue of Liberty
Evening: Dinner in Jersey City, NJ
(Travel time to Blairstown, NJ - 80 minutes)

DAY 5

Morning: Visit Blair Academy
(Travel time to Morristown - 60 minutes)
Afternoon: Morristown National Historic Park 


REVERSE TRIP (w/ additional sites)

DAY 1

Morning: Visit to Blair Academy
(Travel time to Morristown - 60 minutes)
Afternoon: Morristown National Historic Park
(Travel time to Liberty State Park - 50 minutes)
Late Afternoon: Visit Ellis Island and/or the Statue of Liberty
Evening: Dinner in Jersey City, NJ
(Travel time to Hightstown, NJ - 50 minutes)

Day 2

Morning: Visit Peddie School
(Travel time to Winterthur Museum & Gardens - 90 minutes) 
Afternoon: Explore Winterthur Museum & Gardens
(Travel time to Historic Odessa - 35 minutes) 
Late Afternoon: Explore Historic Odessa
Evening: Dinner in Middletown, DE

DAY 3

Morning: St. Andrew's School
(Travel time to George Washington's Mount Vernon - 120 minutes)
Afternoon: Explore Mount Vernon
Evening: Dinner in Old Alexandria
(Travel time to Old Alexandria - 30 minutes)

DAY 4

Morning: Visit Episcopal High School
(Travel time to Antietam Battlefield - 80 minutes OR Gettysburg Battlefield -  90 minutes)
Afternoon: Explore Antietam Battlefield OR Gettysburg Battlefield
(Travel time to Mercersburg, PA - 40 to 60 minutes)
Evening: Dinner in Mercersburg, PA

DAY 5

Morning: Mercersburg Academy
(Travel time to Antietam Battlefield - 40 minutes OR Gettysburg Battlefield - 60 minutes)
Afternoon: Explore Antietam Battlefield or Gettysburg Battlefield