Project Description

Washington DC

4 DAY TRIP

DAY 1

  • Travel to Washington D.C., our nations capital
  • Orientation tour, Lincoln and Martin Luther King Memorials
  • Dinner at the Pentagon City Mall

DAY 2

  • Breakfast and a full day of city touring
  • 3 Branches of Government: The White House, Capitol Hill, Supreme Court, US Capitol, meet a lawmaker
  • The National Archives
  • War Memorials: Vietnam, WWII, Korean, Iwo Jima
  • Illumination Tour of Jefferson and Roosevelt Memorials

DAY 3

  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • “Changing of the Guard” at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Embassy Row
  • National Cathedral
  • Smithsonian Institution and Holocaust Museum
  • Dinner and evening activity

DAY 4

  • Return home day

ADD ON

  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Kings Dominion

Washington D.C., our nation’s capital, is a “living classroom” sure to captivate your students! Imagine standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with your students and gazing across the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. Experience government and politics in action at the U.S. Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. Marvel at treasures in the Smithsonian Institution’s numerous museums. In this city of awe inspiring monuments and memorials, students will stand in the shadow of our most famous Presidents and pay their respects to Americans who have fallen in war.

Holocaust Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Located among our national monuments to freedom on the National Mall, the Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. Many resources are available for teachers striving to help students learn the history of the Holocaust and reflect upon the moral and ethical questions raised by that history.

National Cathedral

Come see the beautiful architecture and grounds, learn more about our history, and enjoy the spectrum of spiritual and cultural activities offered year-round by Washington National Cathedral.The Cathedral is a spiritual resource for our nation: a great and beautiful edifice in the city of Washington, an indispensable ministry for people of all faiths and perspectives, and a sacred place for our country in times of celebration, crisis, and sorrow.The 6th largest cathedral in the world, it has no congregation,but is a house of worship honoring all faiths from around the world.

National Archives

See the orginal documents that set-up our democracy, including the the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights which are housed in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom; the Public Vaults permanent exhibit gallery; the Lawrence F. O’Brien temporary exhibit gallery; the Boeing Learning Center; and the William G. McGowan Theater. The Learning Lab provides an on-site collaborative research experience for middle school students. The problem solving exercise inspires young visitors to connect to our nation’s exciting, and very instructive, past. Reservations are required. Pre and post learning guides are available.

Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo—shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world.

Mount Vernon

Tour the home, grounds, and gardens of the first President of the United States, George Washington.

Kings Dominion

Prepare to feel the presence that will make your senses come alive with excitement – a presence that goes beyond breathtaking views, beyond hair-raising adventures, beyond the awesome power of Anacondas and Grizzlies — the presence of Dominion. From the moment you enter, enchantment begins and the fun never ends.