Virtual Learning in Sandbridge: Nearby Historical Attractions
As a parent, Fall 2020 may be looking a lot different for you as many schools adopt an online learning platform for distance learning and back to school shopping becomes a distant memory. The good news is that now school can be done from anywhere, including a cozy beach house in Sandbridge, Virginia. In fact, its Hampton Roads location is rich with military history, close to many Revolutionary War landmarks, and only a short car ride from the first permanent English-speaking settlement of the United States.
Who says distance learning has to be limited to a computer? Now is the perfect time to take a vacation that balances relaxation with hands-on learning, creating fun for the whole family.
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Colonial Williamsburg — Williamsburg, VA
Distance from Sandbridge: 67 miles
What you’ll learn: The former capital of colonial Virginia, Williamsburg is rich with the history of America’s beginnings from its role in the American Revolution to its unique living-history depiction of daily life in Colonial Virginia. Stop by the other two corners of the historic triangle: Jamestown and Yorktown and witness live glass blowing demonstrations, visit historic battlefields, or enjoy the scenery with a drive down Colonial Parkway.
Fort Monroe — Hampton, VA
Distance from Sandbridge: 38 miles
What you’ll learn: Fort Monroe is a former US-Army base, turned national monument in 2011. There, you have the opportunity to explore the vast fort, built in 1819 to protect the Hampton Roads area. Stop by the Casemate Museum to learn more about the area’s rich military history and role in colonial America, visit Jefferson Davis’ jail cell, collect shells from the Chesapeake Bay, and enjoy the historic beauty of the original architecture and homes which lend Fort Monroe its charm.
Nauticus Maritime Museum — Norfolk, VA
Distance from Sandbridge: 25 miles
What you’ll learn: Spend the day immersed in maritime history and indigenous sea life to the Hampton Roads area at this unique museum rich in history and science. Visit the USS Wisconsin and learn all about Battleship Aviation in the 50-year life of the Norfolk Aircraft Carrier.
Military Aviation Museum — Virginia Beach, VA
Distance from Sandbridge: 10 miles
What you’ll learn: History comes to life as you view airplanes from World War I & II. Learn about the key role these aircrafts played in United States history, visit the outdoor Jurassic Park display, and even go for a ride on an airplane!