Let our experienced trip leaders weave the story of our nation’s founding during daily excursions, and engage your students in discussions about democracy and the interaction of our three branches of government. Help your students appreciate the challenges we have faced in the past, and continue to confront today. Enjoy some of our greatest cultural treasures, most renowned museums, and moving historical sites. There has never been a more important time to visit our capital and to instill in our young people an understanding of government.
- Sit in on a ground-breaking Supreme Court decision
- See the original Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives, then stick around to research immigration records
- Sit in the hotel lobby where Martin Luther King, Jr. crafted his “I Have a Dream” speech, then stand in the spot where he delivered his famous words at the Lincoln Memorial.
- Head to Georgetown and walk up the staircase made famous in the movie “the Exorcist.”
- Witness the solemn changing of the guard ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
- Drive past the lavish embassies and official residences of more than 100 countries.
Activities and Sightseeing
- Ford’s Theater, Capitol Hill, Mount Vernon, Lincoln Memorial
- Optional Destinations
- Petersen House
- Supreme Court, Library of Congress & US Capitol
- Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery
- National Archives
- White House Photo Opportunity
- Monuments & Memorials – Iwo Jima Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, George Mason Memorial, FDR Memorial, WWII Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, Washington Monument
- Choice of Smithsonian Museums – National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Air and Space, American Indian Museum
- Round trip airfare. Non-stop, if available
- Deluxe motor coach transportation while on tour
- 4 nights 3 star or above in-town hotel accommodations. Quad/triple occupancy for students and double for adults
- 15 restaurant quality meals
- All admissions and taxes
- One 24-hour-a-day EDT Trip Leader on each coach
- One souvenir trip DVD for each traveler
- All taxes, admission fees and gratuities
- 3 Breakfasts
- 3 Lunches
- 4 Dinners