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Road Scholar Brings History to Life with These 5 Must-See Museums

Museums have transformed in recent years from being places to view paintings and sculptures to innovative spaces where history, architecture and technology merge to create a brand new way for the public to experience the world—past present and future. Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel for adults, has created new learning adventures across the country at some of our nation’s most interesting museums, including the unusual International Spy Museum in our nation’s capital, and the Museum of the American Revolution, the first of its kind in the country.

“Road Scholars are always looking for new ways to explore the world and want to learn about a broad range of subjects, from history and culture to nature and art,” said James Moses, President and CEO of Road Scholar. “We develop learning adventures that inspire you to explore new experiences and challenge your inquisitive nature. Our renowned experts stimulate your thinking and provide a deeper perspective on the museum experience.”

#1: National September 11th Memorial & Museum

Pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11th at the World Trade Center site. The Army-Navy Game Experience: Football and History

#2: Museum of the American Revolution

The first museum to trace the steps that led to America’s break with England. Several Road Scholar programs visit this museum, including: Philadelphia, Heartbeat of the Revolution: Valley Forge, Trenton & Germantown.

#3: Muhammad Ali Museum

The Muhammad Ali Museum in Louisville, Kentucky is dedicated to the man known both for being the ‘greatest of all time’ in the boxing ring, and for his activism outside it: Signature City Louisville: Baseball, Bourbon & Horseracing

#4: International Spy Museum

Discover a world of espionage and intrigue at this museum located in the heart of the nation’s capital. Spies, Lies and Intelligence: The Unclassified World of International Espionage.

#5: Freedom Rides Museum

Just one of the many excursions on this program dedicated to powerful stories of struggle and resilience: Heart of the Civil Rights Movement: Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham

About Road Scholar

Road Scholar is the nation’s largest educational travel organization for adults – a true university of the world. This not-for-profit educational organization offers 5,500 extraordinary learning adventures in 150 countries and 50 states. Road Scholars are immersed in a variety of educational activities, enlisting renowned faculty and experts who offer insider access not available to most individuals. Dedicated to making educational travel available to everyone, Road Scholar offers financial aid for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs.

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