Revolutionary Road Trip with Darley Newman

In-Person and Online Program

Partner Event
January 18 - 18, 2024 @ 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM EST

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington, DC 20004

PBS television host Darley Newman and a panel of four travel and history experts take you on a journey through American Revolution historic sites, battlefields, and great places for food and drinks as they share hidden gems and rarely told stories about the American Revolution.

Delve into our nation’s founding and its future through the lens of history along this road trip route that travelers can recreate from Charleston, South Carolina, to Trenton, New Jersey. Hear about sights and activities in Berkeley County and Camden, South Carolina. Learn more about Prince William County, Virginia, where Revolutionary history abounds along the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail and at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. In New Jersey, explore Princeton, Trenton, Washington Crossing State Park, Somerville, and Morristown before heading onward to Saratoga, New York, and beyond. Topics of interests include the battles of Trenton and Princeton, part of the "Ten Crucial Days" of the American Revolution, and historical documents from the country’s founding.

Panelists include:

  • Carrie Fellows, Executive Director of Crossroads of the American Revolution
    David Duncan, President of the American Battlefield Trust
    Rita D. McClenny, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Tourism Corporation
    Lauren Roberts, Saratoga County Historian

In-Person Program General Information

  • At the conclusion of the panel discussion, in-person participants have the opportunity to learn more and pick up information about each state’s sights, activities, and cuisines while mingling with Newman and the panelists at a light reception.
  • For in-person attendees, the program will be held from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. to enjoy a light reception.
  • Registration for in-person tickets will end by 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

Online Program General Information

  • For online attendees, the program will be held from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
  • Note the online ticket does not include a post-program conversation and reception.
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