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Highlighting African American History on a Washington, D.C. Trip

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM

We've been asking ourselves for the last few weeks how we can bring awareness and educate students about African American history. While we are currently working on all new itineraries, we know that many of our current destinations have historic sites dedicated to African American history.

 

Here are a few of the historic sites in Virginia that feature exhibits that can teach students about African American history.

 

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Opening in September

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM

You like Ike!

 

I like Ike!

 

Everybody loves Ike!

 

The newly constructed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial plans to open to the public in September 2020. Student groups will be welcome to explore the small memorial park to discover more about the 34th President of the United States.

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

Must See Attractions for Student Trips to Washington, D.C.

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 3, 2020 11:15:00 AM

While planning a school trip to Washington, D.C., the number of museums, memorials, and monuments can seem overwhelming. While you could let a NationsClassroom representative create an itinerary for you, most teachers like the ability to customize and select itinerary items that best suit their students. 

 

Out of all the attractions in Washington, D.C., here are the top ten we think all student groups should experience while on tour.

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

The Best 8th Grade School Trip Destinations

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 1, 2020 11:15:00 AM

With the end of the school year just around the corner, most students are looking forward to their next big steps. For our twelve to thirteen year old students, that means thinking about moving on to their final year of middle school.

 

The summer is the perfect time to start planning for next years eighth grade trip. Celebrate your eighth graders by putting together a special itinerary to one of the top 8th Grade School Trip Destinations.

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, School Trip to D.C., School Trips to Boston, Planning Student Travel, School Trip to Philadelphia

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Arlington National Cemetery

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on May 25, 2020 11:30:00 AM

On a class trip to D.C., there is no place which inspires more humility and awe than the burial ground at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). Here the nation has lain-to-rest more than 424,000 servicemen and women in honored glory. It is here that groups come to connect with an understanding of America’s hard-earned freedom.

 

In honor of Memorial Day, here are some guidelines for your school's next trip to Arlington National Cemetery. 

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

National World War One Memorial Opening in Late 2020

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Apr 15, 2020 10:59:00 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 finally 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.

2020 D.C. Peak Cherry Blossom Bloom Predictions Revealed!

Breaking News!  The National Park Service just released information on their "peak bloom" forecast for Washington, D.C.'s famous cherry blossom trees.  And peak season is sooner than you'd think!

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

60 Years of the Basilica of the National Shrine in D.C.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is celebrating its 60th anniversary of its dedication in Washington, D.C.  Have you ever visited the Basilica? Read more about the largest Catholic church in North America in today’s blog post.

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

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anna Wintour, Jeff Bezos Join Portrait Gallery

Here is an exclusive look at the six newest portraits being added to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. this November!  

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C., Arts & Theater Attractions, News & Updates

Washington Monument Reopens After Three Year Renovation

Exciting news for anyone traveling to Washington, D.C. this fall!  After three years of extensive renovations, the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. has reopened to the public for the first time since 2016.  

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Topics: School Trip to D.C., News & Updates

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