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National World War One Memorial Opening in Pershing Park

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jan 27, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Did you know there was no National WWI Memorial in Washington D.C.?

 

This is the question that greets you when you visit the National World War One Memorial Centennial Commission's website. But now, over 100 years after the end of the Great War, the Commission has broken ground and begun construction on D.C.’s newest memorial just one block east of the White House. The memorial isn’t due to be completed until late this year, but here are a few things we already know that will get you excited to visit.

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT:  The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

School groups touring the “Historic Triangle” in Colonial Virginia often visit three educational and commemorative sites, including Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown, to learn about the early history, settlement, and development of the U.S.

 

Renovated in 2018, the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown is an immersive history experience at  that completes the story of the birth of our nation. 

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to Colonial Virginia

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Mount Vernon

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Dec 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM
George Washington’s homestead is a national treasure and one of the most beautifully   maintained historic sites in the United States thanks to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.  It's also one of the most popular stops outside D.C. proper on a school trip because of it's beauty and education options. 
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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: National Museum of the U.S. Army

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Dec 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The National Museum of the U.S. Army opened to the public on November 11, 2020, in honor of Veterans Day. Just a few miles from Mount Vernon, the museum is located on Fort Belvoir near Washington, D.C. and it offers an immersive experience students will definitely enjoy.

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Topics: Historic Attractions

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: National WWII Memorial

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Dec 7, 2020 11:00:00 AM

As Americans observe National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day today, they reflect upon the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in World War II.

 

We've enlisted licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide Aaron Killian to give us his perspective on taking students to visit the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Read on for his travel tips and insights.

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Topics: Historic Attractions

The Best History, STEM, and Arts Stops on a Washington, DC School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Nov 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Most teachers think “history” when they consider a class trip to Washington, D.C., and that’s fair considering it's historical and political significance.

 

However, our nation’s capital also is a center for science, the arts, and much more. The monuments, memorials, and museums bring together many disciplines for visitors of all ages to contemplate our nation's story at a deeper level.

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C., STEM Attractions, Arts & Theater Attractions

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Gettysburg National Military Park

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Nov 18, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Even those who know little of the Civil War have heard of the formative Battle of Gettysburg. On July 1,1863, in a small Pennsylvania hamlet, the Battle of Gettysburg began. The Union Army successfully countered the last Confederate invasion of the North.

 

Today, it is a place that memorializes the challenges of living out our nation’s founded principles, making Gettysburg a popular stop for school groups visiting the historic East Coast. 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to Gettysburg

Opening Soon: The National Museum of the U.S. Army

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Nov 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The brand new National Museum of the United States Army was completed over the summer and will open to the public on November 11, 2020! The museum will educate visitors about the foundation and history of the oldest American military branch and offer state-of-the-art exhibits perfect for student groups of all ages.

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, STEM Attractions

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The Lincoln Memorial | Washington D.C.

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Nov 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Located at the west end of the National Mall, the Lincoln Memori al may well be Washington D.C.’s best known attraction. No school  trip is complete without a visit.

 

Read more about why your group should visit...

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia

Posted by Jeff Sellenrick, Licensed Tour Manager on Oct 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM

One of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution is dedicated to telling the story of our nation’s founding. The Museum offers guided tours with trained educators who explain the challenges and ideals that were at the heart of the rebellion.

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to Philadelphia

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