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Washington D.C.

There’s no better time than now for students to explore one of the most powerful cites in our country. Incredible national monuments, The White House, countless museums, and tours of some of the places that have served as a political landmark for our country pack this trip with history, culture, art, and natural beauty. Students experience government in action for themselves, and see firsthand what it takes to keep a country running. Visiting our nation’s capital encourages students to appreciate the people, places, and events that have taken place here and have helped shaped our country.

Highlights

  • Embassy Row

  • Capitol Building

  • White House

  • Holocaust Museum

  • Washington Monument

  • Iwo Jima Memorial

  • Smithsonian Institute

  • Arlington Cemetery

  • Korean War Memorial

  • Library of Congress

  • National Zoo

  • Ford's Theatre

  • National Cathedral

  • Jefferson Memorial

  • Supreme Court

  • Bureau of Engraving

  • National Geographic

  • Lincoln Memorial

  • JFK Center for Performing Arts

Sample Itinerary

Day:1
11:00 AM
Arrival in Washington, D.C. Join Tour Guide at the Ronald Reagan Building.
Day:1
11:30 AM
Time for lunch at your expense.
Day:1
12:30 PM
Visit Arlington National Cemetery, including the JFK Grave site and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Day:1
01:30 PM
Visit the Iwo Jima Marine Memorial.
Day:1
03:30 PM
Visit the National Archives.
Day:1
05:30 PM
Dinner.
Day:1
07:00 PM
Visit the Lincoln, Vietnam Veteran's and Korean Memorials.
Day:2
07:30 AM
Breakfast at your hotel.
Day:2
10:00 AM
Visit the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum ("The Story of Daniel").
Day:2
11:30 AM
Group picture at the base of the U.S. Capitol Building (optional @ $13.00).
Day:2
12:00 PM
Time for lunch at group's expense.
Day:2
01:30 PM
Tour of the Capitol Hill Area to include: U.S. Capitol Building (pending availability), U.S. Supreme Court and the Library of Congress.
Day:2
04:00 PM
Visit to Ford's Theatre and the Petersen House.
Day:2
05:30 PM
Dinner.
Day:2
07:00 PM
Visit the Jefferson, FDR, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and the WWII Memorials.
Day:3
07:30 AM
Breakfast at your hotel.
Day:3
09:00 AM
Visit Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington, with time for lunch at group's expense.
Day:3
11:00 AM
Time for lunch at your expense.
Day:3
12:30 PM
Visit the 9/11 Memorial and the Air Force Memorial.
Day:3
02:00 PM
Visit the Newseum.
Day:3
05:30 PM
Dinner.
Day:3
07:00 PM
Enjoy a "Ghost & Graveyard Tour" of Old Town Alexandria.
Day:4
08:00 AM
Breakfast at your hotel.
Day:4
09:30 AM
Depart for Baltimore.
Day:4
10:30 AM
Admission to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
Day:4
12:30 PM
Time for shopping and browsing at Harbor Place with lunch at your expense.
Day:4
02:30 PM
Visit Fort McHenry.
Day:4
04:00 PM
Guided Tour of Camden Yards.
Day:4
06:30 PM
Enjoy the evening at Medieval Times, an authentic medieval feast where brave knights compete in games of skill, hand to hand combat and the joust.
Day:5
07:00 AM
Breakfast at your hotel.
Day:5
09:00 AM
Tour of the White House (must be arranged by the school through your local Congressperson).
Day:5
11:30 AM
Sightseeing at the Smithsonian Institution. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the many museums and galleries this complex has to offer.
Day:5
12:30 PM
Time for lunch at your expense.
Day:5
05:30 PM
Dinner.
Day:5
07:00 PM
Evening to be decided.
Day:6
08:00 AM
Breakfast at your hotel and check out.
Day:6
10:00 AM
Visit the International Spy Museum.
Day:6
12:00 PM
Time for lunch at group's expense.
Day:6
02:00 PM
Depart for home.

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