This sweeping drama set during the American Revolution explores the contradictions between our founding fathers’ ideals and the realities of freedom in America. Christian, a Quaker pacifist, defies his family and abandons his Maryland homestead for Williamsburg, Virginia, where anti-colonial fervor is at its height. Under the spell of Thomas Jefferson, he joins the rebel army to fight for freedom. On the other side, a black slave girl, Susannah, is fighting with the British on the promise of her own personal freedom. However, the battle is not over at the end of the war. Americans face an even harder battle to write a constitution that somehow must reconcile the freedoms that they fought for so passionately. Follow Christian, Susannah, Jefferson, George Mason and Sally Hemings from Revolutionary battlefields to Paris to the gardens of Monticello as they attempt to turn the idea of a nation founded on liberty into a reality.
The perfect complement to our trips to the Museum of the American Revolution, the Museum of African American History and Culture, and Hamilton, Jefferson’s Garden continues the discussion about our revolution and explores a hotly contemporary theme. What kind of country did our Revolution create?
Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ $151.00 Our bus departs at 12:15 pm. Feel free to bring lunch---we’ll be serving dessert, coffee and cold drinks. Arrival home at approximately 5:30 pm with snacks and cold drinks en route. Payment in full.