Homeschoolers were amazed at the magnificent beauty of Natural Bridge. The Monacan Indians named it the “Bridge of God.” A youthful George Washington surveyed Natural Bridge and carved his initials high on the rock wall. Thomas Jefferson purchased it from the King of England and came to the bridge often during his presidency to reflect on the beauty of God’s creation.
Homeschool families walked from Natural Bridge along Cedar Creek nature trail and steam to the Monacan Indian village, then on to Lace Falls. They visited a Wax Museum, a Toy Museum, and an indoor Butterfly Museum where they explored the life cycles of amazing butterflies in a unique indoor garden. Many families also visited Natural Bridge Caverns. The caverns descend 34 stories below ground–the deepest caverns on the East Coast.