Top School Trip Ideas to Washington, D.C.


Need School Trip Ideas to Washington, D.C.? We got em’!

Washington, D.C. is our nation's capital, an amazingly gorgeous city full of all the best history, culture, and educational opportunities, as well as some seriously great sights, attractions, and food! This winning combination of things to do makes it absolutely perfect for field trips, class trips, celebratory trips, and even senior trips!

Within the sprawling government-filled city you will find monuments and memorials, historic and up-and-coming neighborhoods, and true local culture! Free museums, great restaurants around every corner, and endless learning opportunity's in "America's Front Yard." What are you waiting for?

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Attractions:

Arlington
Head to Arlington to pay your respects to the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives for this country. Arlington National Cemetery is a Washington, D.C. must see for history and war buffs alike. You’ll even see President Kennedy's grave-site as well as the Tomb of the Unknowns within the confines of this gorgeous resting place!

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Capitol Hill
See underground tunnels, Senate and House of Representatives chambers, and the Exhibition Hall showcasing a number of exhibits. Be sure to check out the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, a convenient and unique underground center with plenty of touring options.

Lincoln Memorial
Honor America’s 16th president the right way, at the feet of his iconic 98 foot stone statue located on the west end of the National Mall, right across from the Washington Monument.

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Iwo Jima Memorial
At the iconic Iwo Jima Memorial pay tribute to fallen U.S. Marines and learn a thing or two about the history and cultural effects of the war, as well as more about the soldiers involved and the legacies they left behind.

Newseum

Head to the D.C. original interactive museum of news and journalism and learn all about the history, culture, and evolution of the art of spreading the news across the U.S. within the massive seven story, 15 theater, 15 gallery, and 250,000 square foot facility!

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Pentagon Memorial

Visit the sobering Pentagon memorial dedicated to the 184 Pentagon 2001 attack victims, an amazing American tribute to the fallen to see while in D.C.

White House
See the presidential digs up close. Their trained guides will point out all the top features and most interesting information. Be aware, though, that they will shut down and close all tours at a moment's notice if the president's plans change.

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Washington Monument
Visit the world’s tallest stone monument, an obelisk within the National Mall that honors George Washington, a great photo and learning opportunity! Fun fact: this monument is 555 feet tall and the tallest structure in D.C.!

Vietnam War Memorial
Pay tribute to the fallen Vietnam War veterans honored here within the two-acre national memorial. You’ll find a wall featuring over 58,000 names of dead and missing soldiers! This is the perfect impromptu history lesson!

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Museum of Natural History
This iconic museum is a top museum must-see, a place where everyone can find something educational or entertaining to marvel at, from the giants in the dinosaur wing to the great slabs of cut redwood trees!

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Welcome to the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, and is also the national library of the United States! This establishment is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States, a great stop for your students while in D.C.!

Ford’s Theatre
Ford's Theatre is a historic theater in D.C. that has been used for various stage performances beginning in the 1860s. Probably most famously (or infamously), it is also the site of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865.

National Museum of American History - This wonderful museum is a Smithsonian creation, showing the heritage and history of our great nation through hundreds of intriguing displays, from scientific advancement to Revolutionary War era weapons!

Tours: 

  • Embassy Row Driving Tour 
  • White House Area Walking Tour
  • Alexander's Ghost and Legends Tour
  • Arlington National Cemetery Bus Tour
  • Monuments and Memorials Tour
  • Old Town Trolley and Duck Tours


2017 Special:

Inauguration Day Events:

  • Oath of Office
  • Presidential Address
  • Inauguration Parade
  • Student Inaugural Dance and Social