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Program Overview

The Washington DC Educational Tour engages students in the evolution of U.S. history. On a customized scavenger hunt at the Smithsonian Museums, curriculum transforms into a game of teamwork and discovery. Guide the learning journey through the basic freedoms of U.S. citizens at the National Archives, viewing the Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. On an architectural journey at the U.S. Capitol Building, see the 13 statues in the Crypt, stand in the domed Rotunda, and compare the National Statuary Hall to the ancient Greek amphitheater. Setting a solid example of the nation’s third branch of government in stone, the U.S. Supreme Court resembles a Roman temple.

Reflect on the history and memories of leaders and citizens who forged U.S. freedoms. See where the English settlers began to colonize America and experience traditional craftsmanship at Colonial Williamsburg. Honor the sacrifice of the millions who have served and the hundreds of thousands who have given their lives at the World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Korean War Memorial. Discover two of Lincoln’s most famous speeches at the Lincoln Memorial, which dedicate his memory to equality and freedom for all. At Mount Vernon explore George Washington’s estate, which is still a pristine example of U.S. colonial life from the mansion to the farms. Nearby, Old Town Alexandria still keeps history alive throughout its cobblestone streets. On a visit to Ford’s Theatre, get into the dramatization of history where John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln and go to Peterson’s House, where Lincoln was surrounded by support in his final hours. Throughout the trip, take time to reflect with visits to the Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Daily Itinerary

Note: Activities are subject to change based on availability.

Learning Outcomes

On this Washington DC educational tour, students gain a deeper understanding of U.S. history and culture. Get a firsthand look into U.S. history on tours of the memorials, Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House, Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Guide the learning journey through U.S. independence and basic freedoms at the National Archives, viewing the Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Learn about the wonders of the world and the amazing creatures that inhabit it at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Go on a guided tour through 18th-century U.S. history and social sciences in Colonial Williamsburg.

We take care of everything

At Experience, we make sure everything is covered – from housing to technology and beyond – to provide the best experience for our students.

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Transportation

All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Overnight Security

A night chaperone is on site to ensure security.

Meals

Meals provided as stated in itineraries, featuring local cuisine.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.

Curated Experiences

Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.

Full-Time Tour Director

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.

Gratuities

Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.

Interactive Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

What’s My Investment

Tuition Cost

5 Days

$1,436
Per Student
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