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The Roots and History of American Liberty

Hillsdale College

In a letter to James Madison in March of 1788, George Washington observed, “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” Study the American Founding and its effect on the course of American liberty for more than two hundred years.

Travel to: Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.

Trip Highlights: Gettysburg Battlefield, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Christ Church, U.S. Capitol (House and Senate), National Mall, Mount Vernon, Monticello, National Archives, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Arlington National Cemetery

Please be advised that both Roots and History of American Liberty programs have reached capacity and we are no longer accepting applications. Please check back next year for additional opportunities.

2021 Course Date

June 21-July 2, 2021 | July 19-July 30, 2021

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Program costs include housing and all meals on the Hillsdale campus, land travel via private bus, housing in quality hotels, breakfast and dinner each day (plus lunches while in Hillsdale), all site entry fees, tuition fees for three undergraduate Hillsdale College credits, and transfers to and from the airport where needed.
Thanks to generous donor support, scholarships to cover as much as $1,250 of program costs are available. Consideration is based upon strength of application; no additional paperwork is required. Early application is encouraged, with scholarships being awarded as funds are available.