Admitted Students

Getting to the National History Academy

The National History Academy is hosted by Foxcroft School, which sits on 500 acres of countryside in Middleburg, Virginia. Just 35 minutes from Dulles Airport (IAD), 43 miles west of Washington, D.C., and moments from the Blue Ridge Mountains, Foxcroft’s location is convenient to both culture and countryside.

Spending Money

Students may want to bring some spending money to purchase souvenirs at historic sites, or to purchase snacks at the vending machine or concession stand.

Suggested Packing List


  • Sunhat or Baseball Cap
  • Eyeglasses and/or contacts
  • Sunglasses


  • T-shirts or polos (students will be given 3 camp t-shirts to be worn on field trips)
  • Shorts
  • Long Pants
  • Jeans
  • Light Jacket or Sweater, just in case
  • Raincoat
  • Athletic clothes for activity days
  • Swim Suit
  • Dress Clothes for lectures and formal events – Boys should bring a blazer or a sport coat. Girls may want to bring a blazer or dress.
  • Pajamas and Robe
  • Underwear


  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals/Flip-flops
  • Dress Shoes
  • Socks
  • Shower Shoes

Bed & Bath

  • Towels — Bath, Hand, and Beach (for the pool)
  • XL Twin Mattress Pad
  • Blanket
  • Pillow and Pillow Case
  • XL Twin Sheets
  • Laundry Bag
  • Laundry Soap

Bathroom Kit

  • Brush and Comb
  • Shampoo
  • Soap and Soap Container
  • Toothbrush and Holder
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Sunblock


  • Laptop computer or Tablet (a limited number of loaners will be available)
  • Backpack for day trips
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Notebook
  • Pens/Pencils