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Pre-College Program in American History

Start Your Future by Studying the Past...

The National Institute of American History & Democracy (NIAHD) is proud to host the Pre-College Program in American History at William & Mary.

High School students are provided an opportunity to live on campus at William & Mary or study virtually from home. Students talk with professional historians and curators, and learn not only the history of America, but what's being done to preserve it.

A background in American history is not required, however, an open mind, independent thinking, creativity, and a spirit of adventure are essential.

At Fort Monroe near Hampton, VA, Pre-College students in the History 218 seminar discuss topics regarding events that led up to the Civil War.