On October 13, 2011 (more than 230 years later), you can relive parts of America’s struggle for freedom.
The Liberty 2 Tour is available to Seneca District Boy Scout troops and their Webelos Scouts. We will assemble at KSU’s Dix Stadium at 5:00pm Thursday, October 13th. We’ll stow our gear and board comfortable charter buses. Our ETA at French Creek State Park will be 3:00am, Friday, October 14th. The state park has small cabins that will sleep 2-4 occupants, a lodge and a dining hall.
Bring your hiking boots and a compass, because we’ll visit Valley Forge National Historic Park and take a 9-mile trek past Artillery Park, Washington’s Headquarters, The Grand Parade Field, the massive National Memorial Arch, reconstructed soldier huts, memorials, monuments, markers and original earthworks. We’ll also visit the Washington Memorial Chapel and the local area Scouting museum.
We’ll be divided into smaller groups to tour historic Independence Hall, visit the Liberty Bell, watch coins being stamped at the U.S. Mint, walk the site of Benjamin Franklin’s home and explore an authentic World War II submarine, the U.S.S. Becuna* and the U.S.S. Olympia* warship (*optional at additional cost).
Plus, you’ll learn how important iron furnaces played in our nation’s growth as we tour the Hopewell Furnace National Historic site, Sunday morning. We’ll also be visiting the newly dedicated Flight 93 memorial site and vistors center.
Add plenty of food rations, a special Valley Forge Historic trail patch and you’ve got the ingredients for an excellent adventure!