The U.S. Capitol viewed from the Embassy of Canada, the only foreign embassy permitted on Pennsylvania Avenue (above), and from top to bottom at right, the Lincoln Memorial, the interior of the Library of Congress and “The Bread Line” at the inspirational FDR Memorial.
Just about everyone remembers his or her first trip to Washington, DC. Seeing the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and the White House for the first time makes an indelible impression on every student who travels to the nation’s capital, and it is hard to come away from a visit to George Washington’s Potomac River Estate at Mount Vernon, or from Ford’s Theatre, for example, without a strong sense that history is real, and that George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were real people.
Students on our Washington, DC field trips will see these among many, many other American icons that they’ve been learning about all of their lives. After an illuminated tour of the museums and institutions of Washington on the first evening, we like to begin the second day of our trips with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Before lunch, most groups will pause for a group photo in front of the U.S. Capital then spend the afternoon at the Smithsonian Museums (including the Air and Space Museum, the most visited museum in the world) on the National Mall.
Many groups also elect to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the inspirational, FDR Memorial. Indeed, there’s so much to see, planning your groups itinerary becomes a matter of helping you decide what not to do.
The following is a sample four-day trip (planned for schools from the Northeastern United States) with a lunch stop en route home on the last day at
the Statue of Liberty:
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