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Washington DC Cultural School Trips & Tours

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Half day tour with a local guide covering externally all the major government buildings:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue
  • The US Capitol (the Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, Library of Congress)
  • The Mall
  • George Washington Monument

Half day tour with a local guide covering all the major historical sites and monuments:

  • Jefferson Memorial
  • FDR Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • WWII Memorial
  • The White House (exterior)

Explaining the story of the Holocaust in a uniquely and immensely thought provoking manner, students will never forget a visit to this museum.

The history of this cemetery, the largest military graveyard in the world reflects the conflicts and struggles faced by the American people. Graves here include those from the Civil War, and both World Wars and the eternal flame burning by the grave of JFK.

Traces the country’s development in an entertaining and fairly lighthearted manner.

Stand on the site of Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech during the defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement in America.

This park traces 12 years of the history of the US using a sequence of outdoor rooms; one for each of Roosevelt’s terms of office. Sculptures and murals depict scenes from the Depression enabling you to stand in the ‘Breadline’.

The headquarters of the Department of Defense is one of the world’s largest office buildings. It is possible for groups to have a guided tour around the building which covers highlights of significant moments in history. Tours must be booked direct by the group via your local MP.

Displays the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. Visits to the Public Vaults display original records and new interactive exhibits that allow you to touch and explore interesting documents. Key topics that can be studied here are Civil War, Civil Rights, Cold War, McCarthyism.

Discover the history of America’s aeronautical industry, from the Wright Brothers’ first flyer in 1903, to the Apollo 11 command module. An ideal visit to cover the Cold War and the Space Race.

An ideal visit en route to the airport, from the Mansion House to the Slave Quarters the plantation home of George Washington gives you the opportunity to see how the first President of the United States lived.

America’s national educational facility with 19 museums including:

  • National Museum of Natural History
  • National Portrait Gallery. 

The Smithsonian Institute museums are free.

 

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