Destinations_Washington

Washington, DC, the nation’s capital, is not only the best place to learn about our nation’s heritage, but is where history comes alive. Your student group will experience exciting attractions, fascinating historical sites / memorials / monuments, outstanding museums, signature shopping, and more. Many of the architectural landmarks in Washington, D.C. commemorate important chapters in American history.

  Experiences

  • Madame Tussaud’s Washington, DC
  • National Aquarium
  • National Cathedral
  • National Zoo
  • Old Post Office Bell Tower
  • President Lincoln’s Cottage
  • Supreme Court
  • The Library of Congress
  • The White House Visitor’s Center
  • United States Botanic Garden
  • United States Capitol Building & Visitor’s Center
  • African American Civil War Memorial
  • Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
  • The Einstein Memorial
  • The Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial
  • The Jefferson Memorial
  • The Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • The Lincoln Memorial
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • The Phillips Collection
  • The United States Holocaust Museum
  • Woodrow Wilson House

  • The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
  • The United States Navy Memorial
  • The Vietnam Veterans War Memorial
  • The Washington Monument
  • The World War II Memorial
  • Arlington National Cemetery & Wreath Laying Ceremony
  • International Spy Museum
  • National Archives
  • National Building Museum
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Newseum
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
  • Smithsonian National Postal Museum

  Performance & Workshop Opportunities

  • Union Station
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Newseum
  • Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
  • Armed Forces Retirement Home
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • National Mall
  • Six Flags® America
  • The African American Civil War Memorial
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • The Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center (by invitation only)
  • Washington Harbor
Sample Itinery

Day 1

  • Arrive Washington D.C. and meet tour director
  • Arlington National Cemetery & participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony
  • Iwo Jima Memorial 
  • Visit the White House 
  • Evening Memorial Tour
    • Lincoln Memorial 
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
    • Korean Memorial 
    • World War II Memorial 
  • Overnight at your Washington D.C. area hotel.

Day 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Group photo in front of the U.S. Capitol
  • Visit U.S. Capitol Hill Visitors Center and begin a tour of the home of the legislative branch
  • Visit Mount Vernon 
  • Evening Memorial Tour
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial 
    • Martin Luther King JR. Memorial 
    • Jefferson Memorial 

Day 3

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House 
  • National Archives
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Museums 
    • American History Museum 
    • Natural History Museum 
    • Air and Space Museum 
    • National Museum of African American History and Culture
    • National Portrait Gallery
    • & more