Georgia Patriot Refugees Learning Adventure

Just as Savannah was captured by the British in 1778 and many Patriots were forced to flee, this immersive learning adventure allows participants to continue the story by leaving the splendor of the squares of Savannah for the lush nearby countryside.  Participants shoulder their musket (or borrow a wooden musket from Liberty Encounters) and proceed along the beautiful 3/4 of a mile trail and 2 acre field at the Preserve on Whitemarsh Island.  Participants practice the skills and learn of the perseverance, sacrifice, and courage practiced by the men, women, and children of the Georgia Refugees, triumph of the Patriots at the Battle of Cowpens, and determination displayed by James Jackson in the later days of the American Revolution.  Would you like to experience Georgia history in a fun, engaging, and unforgettable way with your learning group?  This experience covers the following Georgia Standards of Learning.  

Georgia Standards of Excellence in Learning Addressed:

  • SS4H1 - Explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution

  • SS4CG1 - Describe the meaning of natural rights as found in the Declaration of Independence

  • SS8H3 - Analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revolutionary Era

  • SSUSH4 - Analyze the ideological, military, social, and diplomatic aspects of the American Revolution

All guests receive learning resources and the template for a certificate of completion.

Teachers and Administrators ~

From a homeschooling mother: 

QUESTION - Would you recommend this experience to others, and if so, why?

ANSWER - Yes.  I think it's awesome to reinforce book work with experience and real life application.  Plus make things fun."

"Once again, I found the quality of your program very impressive. The students were captivated and inspired."


“There is a great deal of involvement going on and the students of any age would learn a great deal about their state.”

Participants ~

"I think that this was the most fun, exciting, and coolest activity we have done all year, no lie!"

"I thought it was amazing how you could bring so much history in one day."

"I have been reading ahead in our history book.. and I am enjoying reading about it a lot."

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