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Need help from Richmond experts!

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Need help from Richmond experts!

I'm co-leading the planning of my daughter's 6th grade class trip to Richmond/Williamsburg next May. The very first afternoon (weekday), we have 2 - 3 hours that we could spend in Richmond at a museum or similar.

We've got Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown and Busch Gardens later on the iteniray so I'm really looking for something in Richmond. We will have a charter bus so transport is not an issue.

Any ideas for a group of 45 12 year olds?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Need help from Richmond experts!

Hello libba. Transporting 45 12 year olds. You are a brave person! Depending on what your group is interested in while in Richmond, there is a fantastic science museum there, The Science Museum of Virginia. When my daughter was in middle school, her class spent the night in the museum. They loved it! The museum has some wonderful programs, including sleepovers like the one my daughter's class attended.

If you are looking for something in line with Richmond's history, you might consider the Museum of the Confederacy or St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry made his famous "give me liberty, or give me death" speech. I am pasting websites below if you are interested in further review. Hope this will help with your plans.

http://www.smv.org/

http://www.moc.org/site/PageServer

http://www.historicstjohnschurch.org/

MB

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2. Re: Need help from Richmond experts!

Molly B had awesome advice. If you go to St. John's, call in advance and see if you can arrange a re-enactment of the Patrick Henry speech for your group (otherwise, the church may be kind of dull for 12 year olds.... just another old building). You might also consider a trip to the Children's Museum, voted one of the best kid museums in the USA. Check it out here:

www.virginia.org/site/description.asp…

The Virginia Museum is cool for kids, too -- they have tour docents who are children's education specialists and children's librarians so they can do a tour geered to your group. They also have the largest Faberge egg collection outside of Russia. It is pretty dazzling. Here's more info:

http://www.vmfa.museum/LearnMoreKids.html

I bet if you contact them now, they can arrange something very memorable for your group. I hope y'all have a blast!

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3. Re: Need help from Richmond experts!

Thank you guys for a couple of great leads! I think the Patrick Henry idea could be a winner. Will let you know how trip goes.

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4. Re: Need help from Richmond experts!

The Patrick Henry re-enactment girloadventure has mentioned sounds perfect. I can still remember going to that church when I was in elementary school in Richmond. And that was a long time ago! Please do let us know what you decide.

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5. Re: Need help from Richmond experts!

Colonial Williamsburg has an awesome Patrick Henry interpretor! Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and George Washington all hold public audiences (either at the Kimball Theatre or behind a building such as the Governor's Palace) on a rotating basis. They're all very good, and I highly recommend this for school groups.

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