August 26, 2008

Civil War at Belle Meade Plantation

Yesterday we went on a field trip to Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, TN. They offer homeschool days and yesterday was "Civil War at Belle Meade Plantation". We tour the Belle Meade house, led by interpreters in period outfits. They told us about life at the plantation during the Civil War. We met up with some friends and had a nice time. After the tour, hands on activity and scavenger hunt, we had a picnic lunch which finished just in time for rain. Good timing!



Here are the 5 girls standing on the front porch of the house listening to our first guide.

This is our first guide. She was giving us rules as well as information about the horses bred & raised at Belle Meade during the Civil War.



Morgan and 2 of her friends working on their letter writing. They were using quill pins & ink.




Alex working on his letter writing.



Our Civil War soldier guide. He told us what the soldiers dealt with during battles and showed us how their rifle worked. Boy, was it LOUD!


Being silly kids and having a great time.















1 Comments:

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Mama Llama said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! Thanks for sharing!

Mama Llama

 

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