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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Our Revolutionary War Field Trip

To finish up our study of the Revolutionary War, we took a field trip today to the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site here in South Carolina. I absolutely loved seeing the "light bulb" go on when we read the signs that talked about how Gen. Cornwallis used it as his headquarters in South Carolina, as they realized that it was the same person who surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown. My history buff, Ballerina, kept telling us that this was the most awesome field trip ever.

The Kershaw-Cornwallis house (pictured above) is actually a reconstructed house. Built by Kershaw in 1777, it was destroyed during the Civil War and rebuilt in 1977.

There are other buildings on the grounds that are original, but restored, buildings from the area, like this cabin.
 


They also had the "stocks" that the red-heads had to try out.

The redoubts that were used as defenses and the magazine foundation were fun for the small people to run around on. Soccer Girl even was running around pretending to shoot people.












While we were at the magazine area, I looked over to see Sassy Pants sitting there with a forlorn look on her face. I asked her was wrong, and she told me she was lonely. I'm not sure what that was about, but it made for some cute pictures.

The grounds themselves were just gorgeous to walk around. I found that my daffodils aren't the only ones confused and blooming early; there were several blooming there as well.






The Boy and Sassy found a ladybug which brought Sassy lots of joy since she is our ladybug.




17 comments:

  1. There is nothing quite visiting historical sites to make history come alive and interesting for children! I distinctly remember several trips my parents took me on - although that was many many years ago!!

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    1. I am so thankful that we live near so many historical sites.

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  2. This looks like such a fun trip! Thank you for sharing all these great pictures:)

    Bobbie Anne

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    1. It was! Thanks for the sweet comment about the pictures.

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  3. It really is such a great way to bring history to life for kids. I will be homeschooling my son through middle school (after next year), and I'm looking forward to field trips. :) I love your photos!

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    1. I'm sure you will enjoy homeschooling your son! Taking these field trips are one of my favorite parts of homeschooling. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. That looks like a great trip and wonderful pictures full of memories!

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  5. It was! I'm hoping this will help them remember more about the Revolutionary War. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Fun and beautiful pictures, I love, full of sweetness.

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  7. that looks like such an amazing place to visit! it certainly looks like you had fun! great pictures too

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  8. What a great history field trip! My boys would spend all their time looking for bugs if they were on those grounds, looks beautiful.

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  9. I'm so jealous of all the history you have close by! We're in the Midwest, so we have our own stories to tell, but our Civil War sites aren't as notable. What a fun day!

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  10. Great pictures. We visited Quincy Mass this summer and learned more about the Revolutionary War. I didn't know Abigail Adams made musket balls.

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  11. It looks like you had a lot of fun and I also love going to historical sites. It makes history come alive. So much more real than reading a book or looking at a computer screen. We have been to a few sites together as a family. We went to historic Stone Mountain, Georgia, and St Augustine, FL. As Im British, I loved going to historical sites in England such as Warwick Castle, the town of Cambridge is one giant historical site.

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  12. One reason I'd like to make it back east some day, so much American history there! Thanks for linking up at FTF!

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  13. That looks like it was a great trip. Thanks for hooking up with Thirsty for Thursday this week.

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  14. I love all of your wonderful pictures. Your little ones are very photogenic. My favorite was of your son and one of your girls running away from you ~ beautiful picture.

    My family loves vising historical sites, state and national parks. We always try to teach our children to try to envision what that place must have looked like during the time period referenced. On our next trip, I plan on having the children take their art journals with them to have sketch time on the grounds before we leave. I can't wait to see what they come up with!

    Victoria
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    http://blog.denschool.com/?p=1857

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