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Guest Speakers

National History Academy hosts over 20 guest speakers who are nationally recognized experts in their fields. These speakers supplement the lessons learned in the site visits, Harvard Business School case […]

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Student Residential Life

The National History Academy is hosted at the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia, located just 25 miles from Dulles Airport. Foxcroft has a beautiful student-centered campus providing a safe and secure […]

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Site-Based Learning

National History Academy is built around learning at many of the defining sites of American history.  But you will not just take a tour as a member of the general […]

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Better Angels Parliamentary Debates

National History Academy employs a parliamentary debate program which allows our students to discuss challenging modern issues, just as history’s leaders debated difficult issues at defining times of American history. […]

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National History Academy: Washington, D.C – President Lincoln’s Cottage, Ford’s Theater and MLK, Jr. Memorial

Today at NHA, our students returned to Washington, D.C. to learn about Abraham Lincoln’s life and his legacy in the Civil Rights Movement. Our students studied Lincoln’s place in history, […]

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National History Academy: Gettysburg and Antietam

On July 16th, the National History Academy traveled to Gettysburg, PA to learn of the three-day battle in July of 1863 that is arguably the pivotal battle of the Civil […]

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National History Academy: Washington, D.C. – Lincoln Memorial, Newseum, NMAI

Today was a busy day for the National History Academy as the students and teachers braved D.C. traffic in order to visit our nation’s capital. The first stop of the […]

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National History Academy: St. John’s Church and Yorktown

July 5, 2018 Today we left on our first overnight trip! We started out by visiting the historic St Johns Church in Richmond, Virginia to watch a re-enactment of the […]

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National History Academy: Mount Vernon

July 2, 2018 Mount Vernon Today, the National History Academy traveled to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. At its peak, Mount Vernon was actually five plantations with almost 8,000 […]

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National History Academy: Gunston Hall and Lorton Workhouse

Friday, June 29, 2018 Today we toured the home of George Mason, Gunston Hall, and the Lorton Workhouse which is now a center for arts.  Our Gunston Hall experience really […]

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National History Academy: Montpelier and James Madison case with HBS Professor Moss

Thursday, June 28, 2018 National History Academy, Day 4 Today was the big day our program has been leading up to so far. We took our students to Montpelier to […]

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National History Academy: Better Angels Debate introduction

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 National History Academy, Day 3 Wednesday marks only the third day of the National History Academy, but already campers are forming friendships on their journey through […]