Washington, DC Educational Tour

Visit our nation’s capitol, a city of history, beauty and excitement. Travel to see monuments of those that have made this country what it is today. Give your students the opportunity to experience a trip that they will never forget.

DAY 1

Activity for Day 1


  • Arrive in D.C. at 6pm
  • Dinner at Union Station
  • Photo Stop at The White House
  • Visit Marine Memorial
  • Check into hotel

DAY 2

Activity for Day 2


  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • United States Capitol Tour
  • 8 Hour Guided Tour of the City to Include: Arlington National Cemetery, Jefferson, MLK, FDR, WWII, Lincoln, Korea, Vietnam Memorials (Licensed DC Guide)
  • Dinner at Pentagon City Mall

DAY 3

Activity for Day 3


  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Ford’s Theater or Mount Vernon, Home of George Washington
  • Smithsonian Institute Air and Space Museum
  • Smithsonian Institute Museum of Natural History
  • Smithsonian Institute American History Museum
  • Depart Washington DC
  • Dinner En Route to School

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE:


Spy Museum, Newseum, Pro Baseball or Basketball Game, Mt. Vernon Excursion by Boat, National Archives, Monticello, Holocaust Museum

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DC Attraction Details


The Capitol is a great experience for students to see inside the legislative branch of the US government. Public tours will include the Rotunda, Statuary Hall and the Crypt. https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/

The Washington Monument is a 555 foot marble obelisk that sits in the National Mall and honors George Washington. Tickets to go to the top are timed tickets and it can be very challenging for school group to accomplish this. It is a beautiful site from the other memorials throughout Washington. https://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm

The Lincoln Memorial is a great opportunity for students to honor one of the countries greatest presidents. Abraham Lincoln helped our country get through the difficult times during the Civil War. President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre which is another attraction in Washington DC. https://www.nps.gov/linc/index.htm

The Korean War Memorial is made up of 19 armed soldiers that are making their way through the terrain of battle. https://www.nps.gov/kowa/index.htm

The Vietnam Memorial is a memorial that is very touching and it conveys the names of those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. There are over 58,000 names honored at the memorial. https://www.nps.gov/vive/index.htm

The World War II Memorial is dedicated to the 400,000 lives lost in the war. It recognizes the victory they achieved to restore freedom around the globe. https://www.nps.gov/wwii/index.htm

The Jefferson Memorial allows fabulous night time views. Located beside the Tidal Basin, the memorial is dedicated to President Thomas Jefferson. https://www.nps.gov/thje/index.htm

The Martin Luther King Memorial is an enormous depiction of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. https://www.nps.gov/mlkm/index.htm

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial is a memorial that has to be experienced, due to its symbolic meanings that describe how the nation persevered through the Great Depression and World War II. https://www.nps.gov/frde/index.htm

The Marine Corps Memorial is an iconic image of six soldiers raising an American flag, at the Battle of Iwo Jima. When you walk from one side of the memorial to the other it will seem as if the soldiers are raising the flag. https://www.nps.gov/gwmp/learn/historyculture/usmcwarmemorial.htm

Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for over 300,000 military personnel who served the United States of America. The tomb of the Unknown Soldier which contains the remains of unidentified soldiers from WWI, WWII and the Korean conflict is guarded 24/7. The Kennedy gravesite and eternal flame are located here. The home of Robert E. Lee is also located on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/#/

Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington which sits along the Potomac, allows students to view the house and grounds of a 1700’s self- sufficient working farm. http://www.mountvernon.org/

The Smithsonian Institution offers 20 museums as well as 9 research centers. Although the majority of groups will focus on seeing the Museum of American History, The Natural History Museum and the Air and Space Museum which are all located on the National Mall. http://www.si.edu/

The White House is a great spot to stop and take a photo of the entire group while observing from Lafayette Park. https://www.nps.gov/whho/index.htm

Ford’s Theatre, the location of President Abraham Lincoln assassination, offers tours of the Theatre and Museum. The visit also includes the Peterson House tour, which is the house where President Lincoln eventually died. https://www.nps.gov/foth/index.htm

The Holocaust Museum offers documentation, study, and interpretation of the history of the Holocaust. https://www.ushmm.org/

The National Archives is a secure place for our nations important documents such as the Declaration of Independent, The US Constitution, The Bill of Rights and The Magna Carta. http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/

Other Attractions:

Professional Sports Events such as a Washington Nationals or Baltimore Orioles baseball game.

The Potomac River Dinner/Dance Cruise offered by Spirit Cruises is a great experience for the student to enjoy a buffet meal as well as an entertaining evening. This is more age appropriate for middle and high school students.